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Hi there everyone, I'm a newbie to this site and forum. I just received an 80% rating from BVA but am curious about my other ratings. I received 50% from GAD/SAD, 50% from sleep Apnea, and 10% tinnitus. Additionally I filed for left foot neuropathy, which was cause from a medical treatment from a military physician. Long story short, the podiatrist over treated a planter wart with liquid nitrogen and gave me frostbite on my left foot. The result, in addition to some pretty substantial scarring, was neuropathy. I included in my submission for this pictures, of the frostbite after treatment, medical notes from physicians following treatment, and had a C&P exam that included the traditional statement of "It is as least as likely as not (50/50 probability) that the veteran's neuropathy was related to military service." Yet I was given a 0% rating for this. I am not trying to be greedy by any means but I am just curious if I was rated fairly in this regard. Anybody have any thoughts or suggestions on this. Any help or suggestions are appreciated. 

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Go to the VA Schedule of Ratings here to determine if the medical evidence they had matches up with the VASRD ratings.

The diagnostic code will help you determine that too. I am curious what Diagnostic code they actually used.

Frostbite residuals are rated differently than neuropathys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Your SC @ 0% was listed on your recent Award Letter, right.

Wasn't there an Evidence Reviewed and discussion as to why 0% and what would be necessary for the next Increased Rating?

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