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    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

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I have a C&P Exam coming up. I put in a supplementary claim for Agent Orange hypothyroidism. Does anybody know if it has been added to the presumptive list. I heard it has, which is why I filed the claim. But my VSO, who filed the claim, says it's still waiting for Congress to pass it . Otherwise why would she submit the claim?? Please help, my email is richarddharrison@juno.com

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I read in VFW magazine or DAV mag. that it along with bladder cancer had been added. Maybe not officially yet, I don't know. 

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3 New diseases have been added to the presumptive list for AO. Mine is hypothyroidism. My VSO informed me the VA is accepting claims but waiting for final word on what the effective date will be. I have submitted a request of records to check, but believe my earliest claim is 2014. I have submitted a supplemental claim.  I have a C&P exam coming up.

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Oliver hypothyroidism is usually based on the residuals after you are treated for cancer. Check out diagnostic codes 7800 and 7901. Hope you get eed back to 2014; even if rated at 10%, that would be a nice backpay payment.

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GBArmy, while I appreciate your interest, neither one of those codes, 7800 and 7901 pertain to me. I have TWO pending claims. The first, AO tongue cancer with residuals, (including hypothyroidism), on appeal remand from the Veteran's court, with an attorney this time. Also, a supplemental claim for hypothyroidism, since the new law made it a presumptive AO Vietnam disease, and should be a slam dunk. In the original one, I was treated for the cancer, but I'm asking for 100% because VA Dental will not do the extensive work I need without it. I have a C&P coming up and hope for at least enough to bump my 60% to 100% between the two claims. My diagnostic code is 7903.

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