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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Jim MAC

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Well As I sit here enjoying my cup of java and bottle of hydrocodine I thought I asked for some advice.

I am 70 oercent service connected but I have a 0 percent connection for skin cancer. Well I want to my primary care Dr last thursdat he noticed that my skin cancer was coming back, Well today they did inpainetent surgery as hopefully got it all out. my question can i get a percentage now because it came back. like I said I am allready service connected for it but at o percent.

Thanks all

Jim B)

PS feeling no pain some good pills for a change

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This is the only similiar claim I found at the BVA:

http://www.va.gov/vetapp00/files2/0011159.txt

There might be more but numerous skin cancer claims due to ionization or solar exposure have been turned down by the VA.

You have SC at "0"- so I would certainly read over this claim and see if you feel you suffer from ratable residuals.

http://www.va.gov/vetapp00/files2/0011159.txt

"ORDER

Entitlement to an increased rating of 50 percent for actinic

keratoses and skin cancer is granted, subject to the laws and

regulations governing the payment of monetary awards."

It is possible that the term actinic keratoses is in your med recs.

http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_dise..._keratosis.html

Also the VA would have to consider whether you have painful and tender and/or disfiguring scras from this cancer or the removal of it.

I sure would re-open the claim based on the recent treatment records you have.

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thanks Berta as usually you are a wealth of knoweldge. When I retire to Owego i will have to have the wife cook you ome old fashioned southern food. I am only trying to get a 10 percent rating for the scar on my face. If I can get to 10 percent then my total rateing in weord VA math will go to 80

Jim

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