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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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When you have an open intent to file, is it possible to add 2 disabilities into the itf even if they are unrelated like ptsd and asthma ?  

Is see that there is an option to select multiple disabilities but when you upload evidence it won't allow you to upload documents to each disability and clumps them all together.  Is there anyway to organize these documents like numbering them or providing a lay statement letting them know which pages belong to which disability.  Thanks yall

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I think you can add to it.  At least in the past I have.   The evidence will always be together.  What I do is like I am sending a fax with a cover page and what the evidence is pertaining too.  

Shrek is correct, you can add ever how many claims you want   just be sure to use the 21 -0966  ITF Form and attach it to the contentions your claiming. if filing by paper? be sure to a

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I think you can add to it.  At least in the past I have.  

The evidence will always be together.  What I do is like I am sending a fax with a cover page and what the evidence is pertaining too.  

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Shrek is correct,

you can add ever how many claims you want   just be sure to use the 21 -0966  ITF Form and attach it to the contentions your claiming.

if filing by paper?

be sure to add your SS # on each condition your claiming and it is being sent with your ITF Form.

be sure to check the correct box on the application  as(  x compensation ) 

you can do this on e benefit's.....its faster!!!

you should be able to file each ITF Claim separate on e benefit's. 

Remember for each condition your claiming...as long as you submit the ITF Claim button for each condition...the hard part is you need to remember to file for these claims within a year , so mark your calendar and be sure you know what claims you just sent in for a ITF. 

this is when you send in your evidence and perfect your claim.  and get that EED.

Example  ITF a claim for hearing loss...hit that ITF BUTTON for hearing loss.

Then for another condition say for PTSD  hit that ITF Button for that

and so on.

VA will gather all these conditions up and appoint a R.O. to work them. you will probably be sent out C&P Exams and if you have  an exam on a date you have other exams  then you need to let the VA Know this so they can reschedule.

Be sure to check the dates  and mark on your calendar  because after you file the ITF and VA Receives then you have 1 year to submit all these claims for your correct ITF 

The VA should send you a confirmation on all these claims  and let you know they received them...thats the date that starts your 1 year filing deadline.

If paper filing  you can file the 21-0966 and on EXTRA a sheet  of paper  just let them know what  your filing a ITF on    example= PTSD    and also Hearing loss  and sleep apnea  these will be separate claims but  you need to let them know they all are ITF... YOU HAVE 1 YEAR after filing the ITF  OR 11 MONTH AND 20 DAYS OR SO  AS LONG AS THE VA GETS YOUR CLAIMS IN BEFORE THE DEADLINE OF 1 YEAR AFTER FILING THE ITF.




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