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RBrogen

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I was talking with another vet recently and we were discussing service connection and the question came up "can the VA can "un-service connect" a condition once it has been service connected?  If my memory serves me the only time this might occur is if there was intentional fraud by the person (e.g. faking conditions or records) In cases where there is conflicting opinions about the severity of a condition, the heavier weight is supposed to go to the report created by the examiner who has the most experience in that field. 

Anyone have thoughts on this?

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The one that comes to mind is when a rated condition actually gets (or the VA claims) the the condition has gotten materially better. Some mental health symptoms apparently can improve which could result in a reduction in rating, especially if it were less than 5 years from award. But we aren't talking about a veteran growing back a foot that was blown off here.

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Yes the VA can sever service connection.  A doctor actually stated one of my disabilities should be severed as it was wrong.  They cannot do it without two exams and you have the right to appeal.

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19 hours ago, RBrogen said:

I was talking with another vet recently and we were discussing service connection and the question came up "can the VA can "un-service connect" a condition once it has been service connected?  If my memory serves me the only time this might occur is if there was intentional fraud by the person (e.g. faking conditions or records) In cases where there is conflicting opinions about the severity of a condition, the heavier weight is supposed to go to the report created by the examiner who has the most experience in that field. 

Anyone have thoughts on this?

''In cases where there is conflicting opinions about the severity of a condition, the heavier weight is supposed to go to the report created by the examiner who has the most experience in that field.'' 

not always necessary  this could fall under the equipoise   when theres is two conflicting medical opinion from two different medical professionals    the certified  specialist usually wins out. over an MD

This is one of the reasons a Veteran needs to check the examiners medical credentials! 

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The Board can select the opinion of one examiner over another, but must give a reasons and bases as to "why" examiner "B" opinion was more probative than examiner 
A.  

For example, the Board can conclude that examiner B's opinion was more probative because examiner B knew you for 10 years, while examiner A knew you for an hour, and examiner A did not review your entire medical history.  
 

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