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Will waiting on a BVA decision hold up a separate claim for a increase on another SC issue?


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I want ask if anyone has information or knowledge of a BVA appeal that is out of the 90 day evidence phase, holding up a decision on a claim for an increase on another SC issue? I would like know if I should just wait for the BVA to make it's decision first on the appeal, before I put in for the increase for the separate issue? Forgive me if this is not the right platform for this question. All information is welcome, Thanks.

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I have a claim in appeal for well over two decades going from BVA to the CAVC then back to the BVA to be granted, to increased, to reduced, to restored and back to BVA for the final rating percentage. While all this has been going on, I was granted 100% scheduler P & T and the BVA still have not completed my appeal. 

 

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I agree with pacman.  While I would think hard about having a hearing loss claim at the CAVC, and applying for hearing loss ALSO at the VARO, you can apply for another issue, such as a bad knee.  

Years ago, there was "ONE" paper copy of your records, so VSO's told Vets not to apply for ANYTHING until the present claim is completed.  

Now, any VA rating specialist can see your records online, (with VA issued passwords/usernames).  The board can look at your records, a rating specialist, and CAVC judge,  all  3 at the same time.  That was not possible with "one" paper copy of your records.  

 

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6 hours ago, pacmanx1 said:

I have a claim in appeal for well over two decades going from BVA to the CAVC then back to the BVA to be granted, to increased, to reduced, to restored and back to BVA for the final rating percentage. While all this has been going on, I was granted 100% scheduler P & T and the BVA still have not completed my appeal. 

 

Thanks for the input, it looks like I need to go forward with my claim for increase. Thanks 

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Good Luck 1454th Solider.

 

Just make sure you understand the claimed disability requirements.

If you meet the rating criteria for increase, full steam ahead.

Medical evidence is the key.

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