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Hello Veterans.  I just received an increase from 40% to 80%.  I put my claim in December 2015.  My ratings are as follows:

20%: Lower Back Condition (continued)

70% Major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive personality disorder (ocpd claimed as anxiety, depression, and difficulty sleeping) (secondary to lower back condition)

10% Radiculopathy lower left extremity (secondary to lower back condition)

10% Radiculopathy lower right extremity (secondary to lower back condition)

10% Left knee strain (continued)

10% Right knee strain (continued)

 

I have a few questions I would like to ask.  1st.  Should I file for TDIU?  Would i qualify? (I have been out of work since August)?  I am unable to work due to my medical conditions.  2nd.  My Comp and Pen examiner did not use a Goniometer while checking the range of motion for my Spine and Knees.  I am very limited in my range of motion.  Should I file a inadequate comp and pension exam?  I just wanted some input and opinions from you guys if possible.  Thank you.

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Ok.  Yes I am always truthful and I keep my records very organized because it seems that the agencies get things lost and confused often, so i always have my Medical Evidence ready for them if need be.  Thanks

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Wasn't implying anything by no means. I believe the process to be very cut throat. You need to be ready for the shenanigans. 

You can win with the evidence, regulations, and law being on your side.  Time is always the booger though. Go by the numbers slow and easy. Slow is smooth and smooth is fast. ?

Good luck. 

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I agree, slow and steady.  Time is the main thing that hurts the most.  Time means usually going without income at a certain level.  But I remain patient.  Thanks.  

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Unfortunately sometimes that is the case. 

I started under similar circumstances and I had many a concerns about my situation.  Trust me when I say that.  Keeping your wits about you and rationalizing things out will be in your best interest.   Hang in there it can be done. 

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