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Just found out today that Huntington WV RO has my Remand.  This is good news.  I was hoping to avoid having my Remand going back to Philly.  Anyway, Huntington has already requested a C&P Exam.  I'm going Dec 13th.  Pretty quick.  Huntington did my hearing loss and tinnitus claim.  Claim filed Jul 2019 and Granted Oct 2019.  They seem to be quite efficient.  Now let's get to the exam; they want another PFT (pulmonary function test) and then a medical exam.  Here's the weird part; the medical exam may not be a Doc.  They told me his first name.  So, my Lawyer wants me to load up my paperwork and bring it with me.

Every time that I read and reread the Remand Order, it clearly sets a very high bar for the VBA.  For my case, it is a minor victory because the Judge ordered that the previous denial be reversed and the claim reopened.  The most important part about this whole process is the amount of research that I had done.  The Judge cited in his Order an article that I had sent to the Board about injuries that occur when a chest tube is inserted.  Also, the Medical articles that I had sent in about Dyspnea and not being able to take a deep breath.  It is so crucial that we get a copy of our C-File and educate ourselves about the process and what we are claiming.

The idea that I had sought out a Medical Opinion on my own, on my dime with my own Pulmonologist, may get me to the finish line with a full Grant.  Even if you have a Lawyer like me or a VSO; leave no stone unturned.  Do your own research and leg work.  I have all of the Federal Codes and all of Ratings criteria.  Never stop.  Never give up.  I will let you all know the outcome of my Remand.

Ray

 

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Congratulations is in order.  Im rarely suprised when Vets who do great research win their claims.  Its the old 5 P's...Proper Preperation Prevents Poor Performance.  Based on your post, I would say you got the 5 p's mastered, so its a matter of time until you win.  

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Our C-file is always the best to check for evidence we don't have   the VA Never lets a Veteran know to request his/her C-file  because 90% of the time it holds our evidence we need to help substantiate  our claim/claims.

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That is good news @Indy_CV62_OS, I remember that you were trying for disability for a collapsed lung and injuries related to a chest tube.  A treated collapsed lung is not a disability.  There are always secondary's to consider and request.

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It sounds like you are on the right track. Hoping you get some good news eventually.

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6 hours ago, broncovet said:

Congratulations is in order.  Im rarely suprised when Vets who do great research win their claims.  Its the old 5 P's...Proper Preperation Prevents Poor Performance.  Based on your post, I would say you got the 5 p's mastered, so its a matter of time until you win.  

Thanks Bronco!!  I will try saying the 5 P's real fast under the influence of something

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6 hours ago, Buck52 said:

Our C-file is always the best to check for evidence we don't have   the VA Never lets a Veteran know to request his/her C-file  because 90% of the time it holds our evidence we need to help substantiate  our claim/claims.

(jmo)

This is so crucial and it needs to be posted everywhere.  Maybe @Tbird can do that.  If we're to expect a VSR or DRO to look at all of our medical records, then we're just fooling ourselves.  WE have to be proactive.  WE have to own our files and completely understand everything in them.

I will gladly work with any Vet that needs to know how to drill down their files.

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