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Not at least as likely as not vs. Less likely than not


scooter318

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I had a C&P back in Dec for my migraine condition and I was denied and the examiner said the condition was less likely than not related to my car accident. So I filed a HLR and the VA gave me another C&P and I just looked in my blue button records and the C&P examiner this time said that my condition was not at least as likely as not related to my car accident. Can someone explain the difference to me because they sound like they are saying the same thing and thanks in advance.

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55 minutes ago, scooter318 said:

Hi Everyone

I had a C&P back in Dec for my migraine condition and I was denied and the examiner said the condition was less likely than not related to my car accident. So I filed a HLR and the VA gave me another C&P and I just looked in my blue button records and the C&P examiner this time said that my condition was not at least as likely as not related to my car accident. Can someone explain the difference to me because they sound like they are saying the same thing and thanks in advance.

Basically it means the same thing. You are going to need something else to get your claim granted.

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Pacmanx1 thank you for the answer, my lawyer told me this morning the next option would be to go to the BVA so I guess that's where I'm headed.

 

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To the BVA...

Make sure your evidence is tight and good luck.

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