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LeroyJohnson

eye requirment for auto grant?

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I am service connected in one eye.  I have the documentation showing that I am legally blind in both eyes . My question is do I need to be service connected in both eyes to qualify for the grant? I can't seem to find any info that states both eyes must be serviced to qualify. I do meet the requirements needed for grant as far as being blind is concerned  but was denied for only having one eye service connected.

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I suggest you appeal.  This (denial) because you are only service connected blind in one eye, may be ripe to be appealed.  That sounds like "equipose" to me.  

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thanks for your answer I do have more info that I did not state with my post but was hoping that If I could find where it states whether or not you must be service connected for both eyes or not might be the easiest way to file. The second part of the eye story is (for the eye that is not service connected) back in 2014 I was diagnosed with 6th cranial nerve damage it lasted for 2 years(I am service connected for diabetes) I was also at the same time of the damage was diagnosed with MG . 3 doctors at the time said that the 6th cranial nerve damage was likely due to diabetes  one doctor said it was likely due to MG. last year when I applied for a auto grant I got denied as I have already explained. after the denial  I was given a C&P in which the doctor stated that it was more likely than not more than 50% due to diabetes.it took three months for the denial in which the VA stated that the doctor after having given his opinion wrote an addendum (after three months) and stated he gave the wrong opinion that in 2014 he had stated that the damage was likely caused by MG .I am not sure on how to appeal this.  I was hoping to just be able to find somewhere where it states whether or not both eyes have to be service connected.  I  thought that might be easier than arguing  the preponderance of evidence (3 doctors saying likely due to diabetes) 1 C&P doctor stating an opinion of both once in 2014 of MG then in 2018 during the C&P in favor of diabetes. as you can see I really don't  know  have a clue how to fight this.

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Im sure you are asking for an "auto grant" for someone else to drive you, right?  Surely you can not drive if legally blind.  

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no I can not drive myself  but still need a vehicle  to be able to get from point A to point B that is reliable

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