Jump to content


  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    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

  • 0

Glaucoma


Question

Sorry to keep bugging you all with questions but as I think of them I post them.  I was noted as a "Glaucoma Suspect" according to my medical documentation while about mid way through my time serving, but a few years after I was discharged I was diagnosed with Glaucoma and have been being treated for about 5 years now.  Would that be a service connected (or could it be) condition?  I'm guessing no as no further attempts to treat me were made.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Answers 6
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Top Posters For This Question

Popular Posts

Ranmic As Oceanbound and Vetquest suggest, you want to order your c-file. It quite possibly has additional info notes, etc. on your medical condition that you don't even know existed. You can order it

Recommended Posts

  • 0
  • Moderator

Yes, it is possible. Do you have copies of your str, especially those relating to your eyes and eye exams?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
6 hours ago, GBArmy said:

Yes, it is possible. Do you have copies of your str, especially those relating to your eyes and eye exams?

yes, i have everything they documented. Cant say it was a ton but I do have it.  Plus I have a few years of my private doctors treatment records.

4 hours ago, Oceanbound said:

Like GB said, yes, now order your c-file.

sorry but what is a "c" file?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

You can order your C-file through your rep.  It is the record of all treatment and decisions the VA has made in your claims and medical care.  

I would file for Glaucoma and provide copies of your STR's and civilian treatment records to the VA.  Copies, not originals.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
  • Moderator

Ranmic As Oceanbound and Vetquest suggest, you want to order your c-file. It quite possibly has additional info notes, etc. on your medical condition that you don't even know existed. You can order it from different sources. Read up on Hadit and do it . Next, I would recommend getting registered on ebenefits; not hard to do and you can find out a lot of info from the VA once enrolled. You can do that today. Once enrolled, what I would do is file an intent to file on ebenefits; again, very simple to do. The reason is it will lock in your EED, early effective date, for filing your claim. Once you file your claim, it takes the place of the ITF. You could also do this thru a VSO, but you can do it yourself and it will allow you time to research for a VSO, a rep or whatever you decide to do. A lawyer can't charge for legal advise before you have submitted a claim and been decided, but they can offer free advise (in anticipation of getting your case on appeal.) Now,yYou need to research on your condition. Go to https://militarydisabilitymadeeasy.com/search.php and look up the diagnostic code for Glaucoma; possibly 6012 or 6013. If one of these works, it says that a minimum rating of 10% applies, so it starts from there and goes up. Your continuation of medical care is very significant in showing service-connection for your disability, so your civilian doc's records and input will be important to you. If you can get him to fill-out a dbq for you, it will qualify how severe you disability is and also time of care. Use the latest version of https://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-0960N-2-ARE.pdf Now it is a long form, but again, it is very important to include in your claim. If you have to compensate him to do it, it is worth it. If he is reluctant, tell him that is a necessity if you can be compensated for it by the VA. If you can get him to write an IMO for you also, again, that would really help. Offer to pay for that as well if necessary. You will have questions going forward, but this is a serious disability. You have to be aware how important this VA comp will be if your eye condition gets progressively worse so you are doing the right thing by addressing it now. It is important to you and your family. Best of luck.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Ads

  • Ads

  • Ads

  • Our picks

    • Post in New BVA Grants
      While the BVA has some discretion here, often they "chop up claims".  For example, BVA will order SERVICE CONNECTION, and leave it up to the VARO the disability percent and effective date.  

      I hate that its that way.  The board should "render a decision", to include service connection, disability percentage AND effective date, so we dont have to appeal "each" of those issues over then next 15 years on a hamster wheel.  
    • Finally heard back that I received my 100% Overall rating and a 100% PTSD rating Following my long appeal process!

      My question is this, given the fact that my appeal was on the advanced docket and is an “Expedited” appeal, what happens now and how long(ish) is the process from here on out with retro and so forth? I’ve read a million things but nothing with an expedited appeal status.

      Anyone deal with this situation before? My jump is from 50 to 100 over the course of 2 years if that helps some. I only am asking because as happy as I am, I would be much happier to pay some of these bills off!
      • 13 replies
    • I told reviewer that I had a bad C&P, and that all I wanted was a fair shake, and she even said, that was what she was all ready viewed for herself. The first C&P don't even  reflect my Treatment in the VA PTSD clinic. In my new C&P I was only asked about symptoms, seeing shit, rituals, nightmares, paying bills and about childhood, but didn't ask about details of it. Just about twenty question, and  nothing about stressor,
    • This is the latest Compensation & Pension (C&P) Clinicians Guide dated 20180719. The only other one I've seen is dated 2002, including the one on this website and the VA website. I got this from my claims agent, who got it from the VA.

      VA Compensation & Pension (C&P) Clinicians Guide 2 Final Corrected 20180719.pdf
      • 12 replies
    • I don’t say thank you enough to all of you...
      You, yes you, are the reason HadIt.com has remained a resource-rich resource. Thousands come each month to read, ask questions, or to feel a sense of community.

      Last month June 2020, we over 50k visitors they viewed over 160k pages. Veterans and their advocates, spouses, children, and friends of veterans come looking for answers. Because we have posts dating back 15 years and articles on the home page, they usually can find an answer or at least get pointed in the right direction.

      You all made that possible. Thank you.
      • 8 replies
  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines