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Schedule for Rating Disabilities: Musculoskeletal System and Muscle Injuries


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9 minutes ago, GBArmy said:

Hamslice My guess it would certainly make sense to make an IRIS inquiry on it and see what they say. You have a few months for it to be in effect. If you think that your condition definitely hasn't improved and should meet the criteria for the increased rating of 30%, get an outside doc's opinion and submit a supplemental claim for the increase. Not much to lose, right?

Upon further reading the new code for plantar fasciitis, they state, "no relief from from both non-surgical and surgical treatment, bilateral 30."

Unless (not a surgical candidate).

While I have not had surgery, I have had non-surgical treatment, but still have pain, etc.

So, I think I could proceed if I get a doc to not recommend surgery due to other service connected issues.

One of those legalese "and or or" wordings. 

Hamslice

However, while perusing this new news, I did notice another anomaly in my records.  You just can not read them enough.

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This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities (``VASRD'' or ``rating schedule'') by revising the portion of the rating schedule that addresses the muscu

This is a "must read" for anyone with musculoskeletal disabilities that will be applying for for claims or for increases. Note that it goes into effect in 3 months, 2-7-21.

Hamslice My guess it would certainly make sense to make an IRIS inquiry on it and see what they say. You have a few months for it to be in effect. If you think that your condition definitely hasn't im

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This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities (``VASRD'' or ``rating schedule'') by revising the portion of the rating schedule that addresses the musculoskeletal system. The purpose of this revision is to ensure that this portion of the rating schedule uses current medical terminology and provides detailed and updated criteria for the evaluation of musculoskeletal disabilities.

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10 hours ago, Hamslice said:

Upon further reading the new code for plantar fasciitis, they state, "no relief from from both non-surgical and surgical treatment, bilateral 30."

Unless (not a surgical candidate).

While I have not had surgery, I have had non-surgical treatment, but still have pain, etc.

So, I think I could proceed if I get a doc to not recommend surgery due to other service connected issues.

One of those legalese "and or or" wordings. 

Hamslice

However, while perusing this new news, I did notice another anomaly in my records.  You just can not read them enough.

 

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I have bad PF, but I know surgery can be risky.  You can be worse off after these surgeries. I would not get surgery unless I could not walk to the bathroom.  Sometimes the podiatrists want to cut into your fascia to reduce the strain on your foot.  You can end up with a much lowered arch and still have significant pain.  I know that if you or I can lose weight that often will help. Better than surgery that can alter the way you walk for the rest of your days.

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