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I received my award letter today and was granted increase to 100 ptsd/mdd/somatic syndrome disorder.
previously I was awarded smc L in April for being so helpless,... but didn't have a single 100 rating in April... the VARO made an error...so now I think the VARO corrected the mistake in my April award and corrected it in my July award because I have a single 100 rating for ptsd...
My previous award or current award didn't include a Rating Decision Code Sheet, so do I call 800# to request this document?
I don't know what disabilities the VARO is including in my helpless SMC L award in my A&A form.
If one or more of my disabilities in listed my original A&A form had ratings 60% or lower and in the future they became worse like "loss of use" and I requested a rating increase in the future... would that rating be considered 1/2 step or whole step or additional SMC L or not because it was included in the original A&A form...confused
current disabilities: 100 ptsd, 60 ivds, 50 bilateral feet, 20 hip, 20 hip, 10 hip, 10 hip, 10 tinnitus, 10 tendinitis,
10% left footdrop, 10% right footdrop, neurogenic bowel control 0% and neurogenic bladder 0%.
If any disability worsen in the future to "loss of use"...would any of disabilities be rated as a second SMC L?
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