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So residuals of a TBI with ptsd as a system are 100%, my migraines are at 50%, and my tinnitus is at 10% which all are secondary to the TBI, how is it they feel like they can rate me 30% for my tracheotomy scar from my TBI and not consider it secondary it’s very dumb issue I believe.? I don’t know if it would require them more benefits having one issue giving me Over 200%.... I know three is usually the max but a blatant scar issue resulting from the coma from the TBI is completely ridiculous...

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Jfrei, I'm not clear what you are saying. Did you get a 30% for the scar, or was it denied? Or they did award it at 30% but it was s-c on its own? If so, how? Just trying to understand.

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I’m saying it was SC at 30% but saw it’s not secondary to my sTBI the reason I had to have scar in my throat due to being in a coma but hey I can’t start being picky I got something I’m grateful just find it stupid that it’s not considered a secondary disability due to my sTBI 

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If you're happy, I'm happy. But, I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer either. There has to be an explanation in the decision letter, and/or the C&P exam. I don't know how a coma can cause a scar. Ain't possible. That said, I am don't see having it secondary to anything matters much, as it is a 30% rating and you did receive it. If you're good, I'm good.

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35 minutes ago, jfrei said:

I’m saying it was SC at 30% but saw it’s not secondary to my sTBI the reason I had to have scar in my throat due to being in a coma but hey I can’t start being picky I got something I’m grateful just find it stupid that it’s not considered a secondary disability due to my sTBI 

 jfrei,

Don't be afraid to get what you deserve  my friend TBI's can cause you a lot of medical problems on down the road.....I believe some of the VA Employees are not up to date on rating of a TBI  rating  vs Direct  Primary or Secondary Conditions. (Do Research on This)

*Note* Coma was not the reason of his scar  it was the tracheotomy  performed on his throat  so he could breath probably when the TBI First occurred.(JMO)

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