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Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
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Rephrase the question: I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
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Rephrase the question: I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?
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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
I'm writing in hopes of gathering knowledge from the personal experiences of those who have successfully petitioned the VA for a service connected asthma rating. I'm an OEF/OIF veteran and due to my MOS I was frequently in close proximity to burn pits and all that good stuff, my major challenge is I am a four years outside the 10 year window for a presumptive rating and my active duty military records are silent on the matter. My symptoms were present during my active service, but because of a previous experience of medical malpractice (I loss an organ due to medical neglect) I completely loss faith in the military healthcare system and stopped reporting anything. Doing so has come to haunt me now but I did what I needed to do in order to survive the crazy. I'm only focused on the path ahead. I know the VA is unpredictable and takes on a combative role against the veterans they are entrusted to care for, but, I do have a current diagnosis along with treatment and I am working on getting a nexus letter to state that it is "as least likely as not" that my asthma is related to military service. I've thought about adding Buddy statements to my future claim but in my previous interactions with the VA it appears to me they are never given serious consideration. Please share with me what information you believe helped you successfully adjudicate your case. As an aside, and again, I know the VA doesn't make sense but it seems to me that if they are acknowledging asthma as a presumptive condition due to burn pits the timing of the diagnosis seems immaterial. I can think of any number of valid reasons why a person may not present within that 10 year window.
PS: Prior to the joining the military straight out of high school I was a four sport athlete and had no asthma related issues whatsoever, nor does anyone else in my immediate family.
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Jul 7 2022
MILVET HD Be neither discouraged nor should you give up when one or even more law firms turn down your case. They decline them for a variety of reasons, and you may not be privy as to why.
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