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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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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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I just recieved my determination for Fibromyalgia. They listed it as a disability, denied SC, but in the notes listed enviromental hazard. What does this mean? I wasn't expecting to be approved, since at the last moment, my primary PCM declined to fill out the Questionaire. Just wondering if anyone had any insight. Out of all the labs they took, the odd one was the Epstein Barr. I am not sure if that is to confirm, rule out FM... IDK. Thanks in advance for any insight!

fibromyalgia Not Service Connected

Environmental Hazard in Gulf War

 

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You're welcome! I actually learned those terms from here on Hadit!

Yeah, that would explain why I always woke up feeling like I hadn't slept.

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Thanks Andy for helping explain the acronyms.

You would assume that if you served in areas covered by presumptives that the VA would recognize that. I guess even when evidence is glaring them in the face, you still have to take the extra steps to connect those dots for them.

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Part of your problem may be that you have a Sleep Apnea Diagnosis.  Sleep Apnea causes all of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia.  You can have both, but the VA will deny Fibro and say that SA is causing the symptoms. You have to use the CPAP machine, and show that it is working, but you are still having the Fibro symptoms.  

Go to this link  http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/bva.jsp and search Fibromyalgia.  Read the decisions and it will give you a lot of information on why they deny or approve the claim.  Also if you haven't already check out this self help guide.  It gives a lot of good information.  http://www.ngwrc.org/docs/2013 NGWRC Self-Help Guide.pdf

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Upload your denial on here, after covering the personal information.  That will give us more to go on, and we may be able to give you more useful advice.  

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Relative equipoise should hopefully address the SA vs. Fibro problem with fibro being a presumptive. Being deployed to the gulf and having fibro should be a rubber stamp approval.

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