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Won my CUE Claim for Skin Condition

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I just got a phone call from my VSO who said my RAMP decision letter will be mailed out today.  I won an earlier effective date (CUE claim) for my skin condition!  I was denied on the PN earlier effective date which I knew was a long shot.  My skin condition was rated at 0 in May 2009 and I had an overall rating of 60.  In Jun 2017, I was finally increased to 60 for my skin condition.  If I had been rated correctly for my skin condition in 2009, my overall rating would have been 80.  So the back pay will be the difference between 60 and 80 percent from May 2009 to June 2017 -- not bad.  I can't wipe the silly grin off my face.  You can see my other posts in the CUE Forum.

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This is good to know  for the other veterans that have claims in for their EED.

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Yippee- you had a beauty!

The whole thread is here- a worthwhile read for anyone contemplating CUE-

https://community.hadit.com/topic/69977-cue-for-eczema-like-condition-denied/

BTW the skin regulations changed recently-but you were grandfathered in under the older regulations-

GREAT News! You are the third or fourth CUE winner here with a skin condition they made legal error in.

Maybe the newer regulations will prevent more erroneous skin denials.

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I went through the whole thread again- what a BATTLE you had and WON!

VA hates CUE claims- I think it is because they don't have the literacy skills needed.

JustGettingStarted - you are our most recent CUERINO!!!!!!!!!

When we are right- we are right!

My SMC CUE took from 2003 to 2009 to be awarded-they kept saying it was with a "specialist"-

but there was no "specialist" at my RO . I actually doubted the basis of this CUE a few times,due to denials,  but it remained at theBuffalo  RO until Nehmer happened and they awarded it at the Nehmer VARO in a heartbeat.

I think "specialist" is VA's designation of someone who can read.

You NEVER gave up- tht is so commendable.

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Congratulations that is just awesome!

 

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