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I have a right hand loss of use with SMC K, I also have a claim for left hand neuropathy. When I looked into va.gov they have “Paralysis of lower Radicular group” Would someone give me your opinion on what that is? I am also going for SMC M. 
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    • By 30percentermovingup
      Hello and I hope everyone is well.
      I am a little confused, on loss of use, I understand the term and the definitions etc. 
      Where I am confused is do I apply for it. I asked the V.A. podiatrist to put it in my record for my right foot, she never did. In fact she spent 10 minutes with me, referred me for a brace and emg and hasn't seen me since. The emg showed some bad radiculopathy also by the way. I haven't been able to get a follow up though. We are talking eight months.
      I will be getting a mobility scooter this month from the V.A. or actually an Enhanced Motorized Wheelchair. I need to apply for the auto grant but I am unsure how to prove loss of use, do I apply for the SMC award which would probably be SMC (K) or is there another form I use? Do I need a doctor to fill anything out for loss of use or do I apply for just that directly?
      I appreciate all your help, and the forum has helped me greatly in the last couple of years. No matter how hard I searched here or Google I could not find out how to prove loss of use for the mobility grant.
      Also to answer a question that will be asked, yes I have loss of use, my right foot which is service connected would be better served amputated and a prosthetic put on due to the pain.
      Thanks again
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