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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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paulstrgn

Sciatic Nerve

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I am currently rated at 20% for 

8521-8520 PREVIOUSLY RATED AS RIGHT LOWER EXTREMITY RADICULOPATHY OF THE SCIATIC AND EXTERNAL POPLITEAL NERVES ASSOCIATED WITH INTERVERTEBRAL DISC SYNDROME AND DEGENERATIVE ARTHRITIS WITH

SCOLIOSIS, SPONDYLOARTHROPATHY, AND THORACOLUMBAR STRAIN.

I also have polyneuropathy in my feet, when I look at the nerve matrix for the VA it says for these five nerves "Common Peroneal", "Superficial Peroneal", "Deep Peroneal", "Tibial", and "Posterior Tibial" - "Seperate Evaluation is Prohibited, part of the Sciatic Branch"

My feet are numb, they have the burning, tingling, and stabbing sensations all the time. My feet bother me all the time, especially when I try to sleep.

So my question is, is it possible to to have my percentage raised from 20% to 40% or higher?

I know when I do apply I will also ask for for an SMC K for my feet - this might be a long shot but I will try.

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6 minutes ago, Richard1954 said:

No in fact most of the veterans I assisted were well under 55 ,   most were  in there 20's and 30's.  But I also assisted some veterans who were in their 70's were retired for years, and requested TDIU for the first time because of Heart and other serious issues.  It wasn't until I laid eyes on their awards that I would even believe that someone at their  age, already retired could even get TDIU....

I would have to go back and do some research but if I remember correctly, the VA  isn't suppose to  reduce a rating based on one C/P examination alone.... 

I tried to suggest a reason that your experience is what you stated. You want to reject it. That is on you.

Have a nice day

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Buck52 said:

I choose the DRO Hearing at my R.O.

I would like to but I am unable to ride in a car for that long (Roanoke is about a three hour drive from where I live) so I will request a telephonic hearing. 

 

18 minutes ago, Buck52 said:

Notarized statements about my hearing loss  from family & friends.I had for my evidence 

I did not think about letters from family members and friends. After all it can't hurt.

I always get good suggestions and ideas from you buck.

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7 minutes ago, paulstrgn said:

I would like to but I am unable to ride in a car for that long (Roanoke is about a three hour drive from where I live) so I will request a telephonic hearing. 

 

I did not think about letters from family members and friends. After all it can't hurt.

I always get good suggestions and ideas from you buck.

Paul ,just make sure they don't speculate about medical terms The are not medical professionals  just their lay opinion  and visual  observation.

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Absolutely buck, I will have them just discuss how I am able to do less, range of motions (not being able to perform different movements). basically along those lines,

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35 minutes ago, GeekySquid said:

I tried to suggest a reason that your experience is what you stated. You want to reject it. That is on you.

OMG  , you just made my ignore list

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