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shrekthetank1

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Ok so I am having a few issues with the BAV

First off I talked to my regional VSO from the VFW and he agreed with me that my percentages added up to 100%.  He said he put in for an audit of their numbers.  Is this good or bad?

Next I am getting very conflicting reports.  I call the BVA number and talk to them and they state the appellate brief has not been sent from the VFW.  The agent said they can see where the regional sent it back on august 4th and where they released it to the BVA on the 28th of august, but did not sent the brief.

So I call my rep at the VSO and he said he can see the just is reviewing my Dercum's disease at 60% to see if that is high enough.  He also said the PTSD is staying at 30%. (which I will appeal)  

He also stated the scaring is staying the same at 30% which does put me at 100%

Next my VSO tell me to appeal my Sleep apnea as he can see two doctors who said it is related to my PTSD.  And the VA has a PA who gave me a negative review and that two doctors trump a PA everyday.  

This was my whirlwind yesterday!

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First of all Shrek, congrats on the 100%. But seeing is believing; gotta see the decision letter and check the wording. I don't know why it would be necessary to ask for an audit yet if you haven't seen the letter yet. Am I missing something from another post? i also am pretty sure you can connect SA to PTSD meds. Google the meds and you probably will see the link yourself. But you should get an IMO from a doc tos ay it, as it is a secondary connection right. Great news for you!

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That is the whole issue is the VA.gov if showing it with the Veteran service organization

I call and ask them and they stated it was submitted and they can see where the judge is look at my disease to see if he agrees.  (assuming they can see what the judge is doing)?

I call the BVA and they state the brief was not submitted yet.  And to contact them to submit it.

It was a prior decision I posted here where the RO tried to combine the scaring and my disease.  The issue with this is the judge told the RO to not touch this and thus I have all the percentages to hit 100% but I think there is some kind of hold or something.  The VSO stated he can see them all and their is nothing stopping it.  

I have not received the letter as they can't decide where this is at.  LOL  all I can do is laugh.  

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Congrats Sherk on the 100%

I agree with GB it seems a little early to request an audit (obliviously you should get a nice check), I am assuming you have not received any payments. I received my back pay before I received my letter so I am sure it will be the same for you..

I know SA can be considered secondary to PTSD. I had the same problem a PA gave me a negative on SA even though I had two doctors state it was service connected. Unfortenately it took the BVA to agree with me instead of the RO. 

 

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Congratulations!!

   Now, save your self heartache and endless speculation on what "VA.gov", 
ebenefits, your VSO, or especially a VA employee says.  Wait for the envelope.  It matters ONLY what the decision maker says, not ebenefits, not VA.gov, not the next door neighbor's little girl,  and not what a  a hadit moderator/or member says.  

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Just now, broncovet said:

Congratulations!!

   Now, save your self heartache and endless speculation on what "VA.gov", 
ebenefits, your VSO, or especially a VA employee says.  Wait for the envelope.  It matters ONLY what the decision maker says, not ebenefits, not VA.gov, not the next door neighbor's little girl,  and not what a  a hadit moderator/or member says.  

Thanks I need some good food and some wine!

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