Jump to content
  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    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 ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    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

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
sandiegonavyvet

New Member, had re-eval C & P at QTC for increase from 60% sc

Question

Greetings from San Diego,

I am a new member. USN 2000-2008. Worked in flight deck onboard carrier, deployed to Persian Gulf, OEF/OIF, Air/V-2 Launch and Recovery Flight Deck. Just had a question regarding my C & R exam at QTC. I am 60% sc Asthma already, and requested increase and added a new diagnosis of Bronchiecstasis, ABPA (Aspregilliosis), OSA (Moderate Sleep Apnea), and Anxiety. Doctor was very nice and I went prepared with all my records, all my medications. A week prior to my exam I had been placed on bed rest for 4 days due to an exacerbation, and the doctor at QTC told me I did not have to do the PFT as I was scheduled for it because I was really sick and wheezing. She said I only had to have my x-ray done and she will send the info to the VA. She said I already had a PFT less than a year ago, and she was actually the same Doctor that saw me in my initial C & P. She took a great amount of time going over future complications from my respiratory conditions.

I showed her new diagnosis of OSA, ABPA, Sleep Apnea, and Anxiety. I am taking Prednisone 20mg daily, Bactrim antibiotic every other day as prophylactic, Zoloft for anxiety, Advair 5/500, Flonase, Albuterol inhaler, Nebulizer, Sporanox for lung fungus, and CPAP machine at home, and I am now on Pulmonary Rehab. She went on to tell me that "in the future the Zoloft could cause erectile dysfunction, and the prednisone could cause other health issues with my bone density." She told me to keep an eye on that. Overall, I had a good experience, but then again, I was there for a reason and she saw that I am really sick.

My question is...How do you think I would be rated? I was at 60% for Asthma (with lung infiltrates, bronchitis). I was not on prednisone, no antibiotics, no CPAP before, (now I am) which is why my VSO advised to submit request for increase and new claim for other Dx. All my records have been provided from my PCP and all confirmed diagnoses and medications. Just waiting.

Initially awarded 60% in Aug 2016. C & P for re-eval was completed in mid July 2017, and now the waiting game.

Thank you in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Of; course I dont know if your sleep apnea will be service connected or not, but if it is, it should increase your rating by 50 percent.  When you use a cpap, and are sc for OSA the rating is 50 percent.  If my guestimate math is correct, combing the 6o percent you are now, plus an additional 50 percent means you should go to 80 percent using the va math.  

Are you currently working?  If you are unable to work, then you should apply for tdiu.  

As far as the other conditions, remember that you wont get paid for any symptom twice.  In other words, if you have the same symptoms with asthma as you do with lung disorder, you get paid for that symptom only once.  

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Welcome to Hadit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
16 hours ago, broncovet said:

Of; course I dont know if your sleep apnea will be service connected or not, but if it is, it should increase your rating by 50 percent.  When you use a cpap, and are sc for OSA the rating is 50 percent.  If my guestimate math is correct, combing the 6o percent you are now, plus an additional 50 percent means you should go to 80 percent using the va math.  

Are you currently working?  If you are unable to work, then you should apply for tdiu.  

As far as the other conditions, remember that you wont get paid for any symptom twice.  In other words, if you have the same symptoms with asthma as you do with lung disorder, you get paid for that symptom only once.  

 

Thank you, broncovet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

    • Type 1 Diabetes recent onset!
      I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in September 2017 OUT OF NOWHERE.

      i am a Navy Reservist and deployed in later 2009 to mid 2010 and again later 2014 to mid 2015; had a 2 year recall between those deployments.  

      Only healthcare received since commissioning in 2008 was from the Navy and no issues EVER.

      insulin dependent and have dietary restrictions and in a non deployable status.

      VA denied initial claim due to Type 1 not showing on active duty and now appealing.

      Anyone with successful experience getting a rating with my circumstances?  I live in Upstate New York.
      • 9 replies
    • Agent Orange Kadena Afb Okinawa
      I am looking for anyone who was on Kadena AFB, Okinawa or .Chanute AFB, IL. My dad was there from Oct. 68-April 70. He has ichemic heart disease, diabetes which has resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee and peripheral neuropathy. We were denied in 2002 AMVETS filed a claim on his behalf for heart condition, diabetes and back problems. I refiled in December 2011 and have just received the claim statements and medical release forms. I am familiar with filling out this paper work because my husband is a combat veteran of Iraqi Freedom. I have been reading articles from the Japan times and I am a member of the Agent Orange Okinawa facebook page. Another thing that helps make my dad's case is that he was on Chanute AFB, IL and it is on the EPA Superfund list and has PCBs/Pesticides and Dioxins/Furans listed as ground and water contaminants. I welcome any advice, tips or articles that I may have missed in my own research.
        • Like
      • 15 replies
    • CBO Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2019 to 2028 Published Dec 2018
      CBO Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2019 to 2028 - This CBO Report has been making the news. This post includes parts relevant to veterans. Nothing has been decided as of yet and some seem very unlikely but you never know. Forewarned is Forearmed.

       

      https://www.hadit.com/cbo-options-for-reducing-the-deficit-2019-to-2028-published-dec-2018/
      • 10 replies
    • 2019 Veterans Benefits
      State Benefits, Space A and More ... https://www.hadit.com/2019-changes-to-veterans-benefits-state-and-federal/
      • 2 replies
    • Appeal granted and closed.
      My appeal was granted and closed on November 9.  I got an unofficial notification from the DAV on November 15 stating "appeal granted with an evaluation of 30%" which is great!  My question is this:  How long until I get the official notification from the va? Nothing on ebennies has updated since the appeal closed. Appeal is now in historical and just says complete and at originating va office. I understand no one knows va timelines to a tee but a general timeline would be great.  Thank you all! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

       

      Edit:  This was my first time appealing and it was a VBA grant. 
        • Like
      • 6 replies
  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines