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So I just got my rating decision... 20% My question refers to a condition I claimed but wasn't addressed. My claimed contentions are:

  • Chronic Pain Syndrome with Depression (secondary to: shoulder condition) (Secondary)
  • shoulder condition left (New)
  • knee condition right (New)
  • anxiety condition (New)
  • depression (New)
  • tinnitus (New)
  • high blood pressure (secondary to anxiety) (Secondary)
  • sleep disturbances (secondary to depression) (Secondary)

My rated disabilities on ebenefits are:

tinnitus   Not Service Connected    
left shoulder labral tear 20% Service Connected   08/28/2018

major depressive disorder with anxious distress (claimed as depression, anxiety condition, sleep disturbances)(edit:secondary to labral tear symbol didn't paste)

  Not Service Connected    

chronic pain syndrome(edit:secondary to labral tear symbol didn't paste)

  Not Service Connected    

hypertension (claimed as high blood pressure)(edit:secondary to labral tear symbol didn't paste)

  Not Service Connected    
right knee patellofemoral pain syndrome, medial femoral condylar bone marrow contusion with osteochondral lesion  

Not Service Connected



Edit: The 3 condition below the labral tear have the secondary arrow symbol that didnt paste. The depression and anxiety as a primary condition was not addressed, only the possible secondary condition. Is the NOD the only realistic next step? Or, can I have them make a rating decision on that issue with something quicker (CUE?)? It is based on Whistleblower retaliation and a retaliatory criminal investigation (no probable cause) I gave paperwork on and the psychiatrist diagnosed me with depression and anxiety (He told me after the exam and pushed me towards getting help). 

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I would NOD this  , it should be fairly easy to win  if you have all your medical evidence to submit  or maybe a New IMO. Favorable to you, I would do this before trying a CUE...you can always CUE them if the NOD  Don't workout!

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