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Va reopened for bilateral flat feet but actually asking for compensation for hallux rigidus

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Ok, so here goes...I put in a claim for hallux rigidus for both great toes, for which I had surgery at my Va hospital.  But for some reason it came back denied for bilateral flat feet. I had to have a waiver when I joined due to flat feet. Then I appealed that claim because I wasn't asking for compensation for flat feet, I am asking for compensation because I was allowed to join with flat feet, which my service aggravated and caused my two great toes to be operated on. I could not bend either toe and they were extremely painful. The podiatrist actually wanted to replace both joints.  I opted to have the arthritis and spurs cleaned up while trying to avoid joint replacement surgery at 38 years old. The Va is saying bilateral flat feet was reopened.  I am now thinking I should have opened a new claim. My claim shows complete as of 1/25/19.  My package should be here in a couple of weeks.  But ebenefits says I can look at my percentage but nothing has changed. I know, I know ebenefits is a hit or miss most of the time.  But I am just writing to ask if anyone else has information, advice or comments!

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What did the denial give as reasons and bases?  Was anything deferred?  Cover your name and address, and post the reasons.  We may be able to help, then . 

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