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Please help with deciphering my C&P exams


Can anyone help me to understand my C&P exam results? I am trying to figure out what it all means and what kind of rating, if any I can expect.


My original disability claims were worded as shown below

1.            Neck condition

2.            Pinched nerves in neck

3.            Pinched nerves in back


Yes I know, my claimed disabilities should have been much more descriptive. I was in the last few months of active duty prior to retiring and I was working with the local VA representative. He told me I did not need to describe my claimed disabilities in any more detail. I am becoming more and more educated in this process as time goes by.   

Thank you!



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