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Open a new claim after reopen denial

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Hello everyone, I need some guidance from all of you. I had attempted to reopen a claim but the claim was denied because they didn't feel it was new and material evidence to substantiate the reopen. However, given that they didn't reopen it, can I initiate a new claim with the evidence? the reopen claim was for a different disability than the one I would be trying to claim now. I haven't seen any VA law preventing me from doing this unless I am missing something.

 

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If I understand, yes.

Say you 'reopened' hearing loss. And they rejected based on N&M-

Nothing stops you from filing for PTSD, for example.

This is a good time to complain about VSOs telling you to file for frivolous disabilities- Say they put in for Hearing loss, and you didn't quite meet the hearing loss threshold, and were denied. Later- you DO meet the threshold, but you can't get an exam because it's been previously denied. Hopefully you understand the scenario

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