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tsmith850 in order for us to help, we need to see what the decision letter and the examiner said. Can you redact/block out your personal info (name, ssn, etc.) and attach to a new post so we can take a look?

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This claim was granted -see the "as likely as not "post today ...rsmith,it helps to stay in the same topic you started so they we do not give an answer that fails to consider the outcome.......

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Decision letter would have been mailed to you.

VA.gov will have your C&P results, if given at VA medical facility. 

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Yes is does happen. As the others said please redact and post your award letter and decision.

The BBE will contain two different document sets.

The first is a letter one maybe two pages long.

The second set is the actual decision.

The second will contain a bunch of forms. You don't have to post those blank forms, just write down their numbers and included them in that post. They should match what is in the letter and the decision document set. Please redact both document sets minus the forms.

Just for process information for you

The C&P Dr is not the individual that has the power to decide if you are Service Connected. They only offer a medical opinion if it is 50% or more likely that your injury happened in service.

The rater can take that opinion and in conjunction with your c-file evidence decide to award Service Connection. Theoretically this is based on the reality that an MD would not evaluate the patient in the same way a professional paper-pusher (the rater) would.

The law gives the rater the sole (RO level) authority to make that decision and the process is then reviewed by higher ups.

 

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