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Ebenefits is showing a claim for a new exam for hubbys heart.  This is the third exam.  He was just in hospital in Aug for pulmonary embolism. I uploaded paperwork.   I think it will show that his heart condition is worse and now the right side of the heart has problems.   I checked for them to make a decision on it.   Do they usually leave the percent at the same or could they possibly increase it?  The diagnosis from the hospital stay says chronic copd, Chronic CHF, sleep apnea for at least 10 yrs using cpap,  and acute kidney failure.  Now we do have a remanded  appeal for ckd and iu.  But should we go ahead and file a claim for all this.  They do not usually just go ahead and grant these things, right.  Or will they just go ahead maybe and grant 100 percent for the heart.  And how long does it take for them to decide.  It is due to close between 1-18 and 02-15.

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The percentage could increase provided that you apply for an increase and, the evidence shows that symptoms have gotten worse and you meet the criteria for the next higher rating.  

Yes, you should file for "all this", if you have the evidence and feel you qualify.  

Dont count on VA to automatically file for any benefits for you, its on the claimant or his representative to apply for and/or seek an increase.  File for it on the correct form.  

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