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Question in regards to exam.
right ear is at least as likely as not(50% probability or greater)
left ear is less likely as not.
The pure tone is
24.00000 in right
16.00000 in left
speech Discrimination is
Tininnis is at least as likely as not(50% probability or greater)
MOS was flight deck mechanic and slept under flight deck 1976-1978.
any thoughts on outcome?
Thanks in advance.
I was due for the 5 year check up C&P exam late last year and never got anything in the mail for it. They don't forget do they? Are the C&P exams backlogged due to the pandemic? It's not hurting my benefits but I'm wondering when they're going to call me back in.
I was pleasantly shocked that my exam was set up a week after submitting my paperwork request. My service rep requested a increase for my flat feet issues and secondary issues due to my 30 percent rated feet. I have pulled up the rating guidelines and I have medical records from my podiatrist. Wish they could skip these exams as the medical records lists everything.
bilateral pain, went the $450 custom inserts and tried for 2 years. No relief. Developed heal spurs and that’s very painful, my Achilles feels like I might snap any day. I tore my calf muscle on top of that due to the way I walk. Some days my Achilles are so tight i can’t leave the house.
Based off the one rating chart I should be at 50 percent. My question is can I expect secondary conditions - heal spurs which i never had before, Achilles’ tendonitis as they are very tight and tearing my leg muscle which took 6 months to heal but I still have issues with my ankles. I read 10 percent for heel spurs but Is it 10 per foot? My podiatrist keeps trying new methods. Sleeping with a brace, buy more inserts, need mri because she suspects I have a hairline fracture in one foot. It adds up to lots of money and hoping this gets rated to the max. I feel like the podiatrist just wants to make more money. I don’t see this improving.
Another new one for me. Just got the call from "LHI Care" (?). All my previous exams have been done at the VA hospital.
The good. They are scheduling the C&P thirty minutes from my home. The place doing the exam is the same place where I had my rehab for my plantar fasciitis a few years back.
The bad. I have never done a contracted exam before (so at least I will know what you Veterans are always talking about).
The ugly. I am schedule for lower back, spine, shoulder/arm, esophagus and hiatal hernia. This place had no doctors, just physical therapists, so not too comfortable on the Barrett's Esophagus/Hiatal Hernia part of the exam...
I took a quick search of LHI in Hadit, and see they look like a 50/50 satisfaction rating, LOL.
Any suggestions are appreciated,
I will be studying the associated DBQ's before hand, and taking copies of my medical records with.
I just had my PTSD C&P exam/evaluation and have a few AAR points and questions. This exam was for an increase to an existing rating. My LHI paperwork said "Appointment length up to: 90 minutes or more *exam length varies based on evidence that presents itself during the examination." My appointment took less than an hour and this includes the time I spent to fill out the following questionnaires: PCL-5 with Criterion A, Roche Inventory and Beck Anxiety Inventory. This was 5 pages of questionnaire that probably took me 10-12 minutes to complete. I took pictures of what I filled out so I have a record. The actual exam where the examiner asked me questions felt like it was 40-50 minutes. I felt the examination was rushed because as I was elaborating on something the examiner would cut me off and tell me that she had to move on to the next thing. At the end as I was answering I question she cut me off and she told me that's all the time we have. Also toward the end she said 'I think you need medication'. I don't take anti-depression meds and explained to her why. Is this something an evaluator should be recommending? Has anyone else felt rushed? Why didn't she use 90 minutes or more and just cut me off? She was clearly authorized to use as much time as she needed based on what evidence was presented. She also asked me about my alcohol consumption? Is this appropriate to ask? After I explained how and when I consume alcohol she says 'so you binge drink'. Should I document all this to LHI? Will LHI send me her evaluation if I request it?
rebabevets posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research Forum,I already get compensation for bladder cancer for Camp Lejeune Water issue, now that it is added to Agent Orange does it mean that the VA should pay me the difference between Camp Lejeune and 1992 when I retired from the Marine Corps or do I have to re-apply for it for Agent Orange, or will the VA look at at current cases already receiving bladder cancer compensation. I’m considered 100% Disabled Permanently
Ddsr posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research Forum,The 5, 10, 20 year rules...
Five Year Rule) If you have had the same rating for five or more years, the VA cannot reduce your rating unless your condition has improved on a sustained basis. All the medical evidence, not just the reexamination report, must support the conclusion that your improvement is more than temporary.
Ten Year Rule) The 10 year rule is after 10 years, the service connection is protected from being dropped.
Twenty Year Rule) If your disability has been continuously rated at or above a certain rating level for 20 or more years, the VA cannot reduce your rating unless it finds the rating was based on fraud. This is a very high standard and it's unlikely the rating would get reduced.
If you are 100% for 20 years (Either 100% schedular or 100% TDIU - Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability or IU), you are automatically Permanent & Total (P&T). And, that after 20 years the total disability (100% or IU) is protected from reduction for the remainder of the person's life. "M-21-1-IX.ii.2.1.j. When a P&T Disability Exists"
At 55, P&T (Permanent & Total) or a few other reasons the VBA will not initiate a review. Here is the graphic below for that. However if the Veteran files a new compensation claim or files for an increase, then it is YOU that initiated to possible review.
NOTE: Until a percentage is in place for 10 years, the service connection can be removed. After that, the service connection is protected.
Example for 2020 using the same disability rating
1998 - Initially Service Connected @ 10%
RESULT: Service Connection Protected in 2008
RESULT: 10% Protected from reduction in 2018 (20 years)
2020 - Service Connection Increased @ 30%
RESULT: 30% is Protected from reduction in 2040 (20 years)
broncovet posted an answer to a question,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.
Ztmiller8 posted a question in Appealing Your Veterans Compensation Disability Claims NOD, DRO, BVA, USCAVC,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!
Joey Ross posted an answer to a question,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,
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