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Denied once should I try again? As secondary or Not?

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Back in 2017 I claimed for stress and anxiety as secondary to my hearing loss and vestibular disorder and they denied it and obviously i just went on my merry way. These things are really screwing me up mentally. They are and have changed my life dramatically as well as my families. I don't go to functions as i should for work and family. I try to avoid people so I don't have to try and get through a conversation. I can't even schedule meetings anymore for work because I don't know if I'll have vertigo or be dizzy that day. If I'm in a meeting and I can't hear anything I start get all flustered and red face and hot then I get nausea and need to leave immediately. These two issues are running my life right now and it sucks. While I am going for an increase on my hearing loss should I just put stress and anxiety as secondary on all of it again or am I just doing it all wrong? I will be asking my DAV rep. on Monday but so far i haven't had a ton on confidence in him as of yet. Just would like to know what to do on my own if that is where i'll be. Thank you

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The denial was Dec. of 2017 and it was for anxiety and stress secondary to both hearing loss and tinnitus. 

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I sure hope you sent in your 21.0958  NOD with in a year of the denial? Dec 2018 would be your dead line.

if not you may need to request a reopen and send in new and meterial evidence  or revelent evidence as you will be placed in the RAMP Program    if they do that to you  you may want to choose the S.L. Supplemental lane

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I never sent anything in. I was just going through the motions and the DAV person at the time said "well thats that" and hear I am now. Sucks

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The form to send is xxxxsxxxxxxxxxx

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I don't see how the employment form pertains to this. I am not seeking IU. I am not 100% and I am working full time and have been for the last 19 years and I don't plan to stop. I guess I missed the bus listening to my last Rep. Now i figure I just need to start the whole process over. 

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