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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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    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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C&P Results Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Hi all. Finally went to the regional office today and got my results to share for some good old feed back. of course in my opinion another shitty exam but starting to get use to them now and I will be an appeals expert one of these days. Sorry I had to attach the results but I got them on paper and I had to scan them as a pdf file because I can not use windows 10 worth a shit. The files open up in the Microsoft edge thing and it will not let me copy and paste them or give me the option to save as a word document. Anyways as usual it says onw thing then another and the doctor says its not service connected in his opinion but he was googling the disease because he did not know what it is. also he only wanted to look at my back only but the disease is complicated and has been caught early enough I do not have much x-ray evidence and it effects my joints more than my back and neck. I look forward to some feedback and computer help if someone knows how I can copy and paste the results in the body of this message. Appreciate you all and thanks again!

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I will be sure to do that. I cannot a rater actually saying that. I have a picture in my head that they get our claim and look at all the documents and they only read a page or two then say well... lets do 10% and call it a day. I uploaded all my medical records from myhealthvet website after I submitted my claim and I was going to do so again since I am still receiving treatment there so it will be current right before the decision date. It makes me scratch my head in wonder at what the raters think when they are handling our claims and at the same time I do not think I would want that job because I am biased and I would SC everyone. Thanks again!

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1 hour ago, sauerkraut1977 said:

I will be sure to do that. I cannot a rater actually saying that. I have a picture in my head that they get our claim and look at all the documents and they only read a page or two then say well... lets do 10% and call it a day. I uploaded all my medical records from myhealthvet website after I submitted my claim and I was going to do so again since I am still receiving treatment there so it will be current right before the decision date. It makes me scratch my head in wonder at what the raters think when they are handling our claims and at the same time I do not think I would want that job because I am biased and I would SC everyone. Thanks again!

You might be right.

I personally have not had any claims in the system for a few years, but for the last few staff from the VARO did call me to verify everything before finalizing and mailing the award letter/SSOC. They mentioned being from "quality control", but I could not help but laugh silently. What a novel concept...

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I definitely believe they have the "quality control department". I think they probably do not do anything and it might explain why dealings with the government takes as long as it does. You must have made an impression at your VARO for them to call you before issuing an award, wish I was that special. I was at the VA this afternoon and a lady who works there just starting talking to me when she saw I was in a cast and I told here about this issue and she said " just have your doctor write a statement that your condition is service connected and it can be used as your C&P and send it across the street" Here in Houston I am lucky that the RO is here as I can take a van shuttle that runs every 15 minutes from the RO to the hospital so it makes some things easier like getting copies of exams results done outside of VA. o I will just hurry up and wait till the next doctor appointment soon and hope the doctors in a god mood that day. take care! 

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12 hours ago, sauerkraut1977 said:

I definitely believe they have the "quality control department". I think they probably do not do anything and it might explain why dealings with the government takes as long as it does. You must have made an impression at your VARO for them to call you before issuing an award, wish I was that special. I was at the VA this afternoon and a lady who works there just starting talking to me when she saw I was in a cast and I told here about this issue and she said " just have your doctor write a statement that your condition is service connected and it can be used as your C&P and send it across the street" Here in Houston I am lucky that the RO is here as I can take a van shuttle that runs every 15 minutes from the RO to the hospital so it makes some things easier like getting copies of exams results done outside of VA. o I will just hurry up and wait till the next doctor appointment soon and hope the doctors in a god mood that day. take care! 

I don't know if I made an impression of sorts, but it actually caught me by surprise.

That was really nice of the lady to give you that advice.

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It would surprise the hell out of me if they ever called me before hand. I always look on ebenefits and know the answer before the letter arrives since that is the easiest way. If your rating % good decision but probably been low balled, if its the same not good news :-). That lady sure did surprise me now I know according to her the RO will take a VA doctors word over some third party examiner. I guess I will be the guinea pig and soon find out.  

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