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I was previously rated 100% P&T for the following:

Lumbosacral 40%
Left femoral 20%
Left sciatic 20%
Right femoral 20%
Right sciatic 20%
Cervical 30%
Right upper radiculopathy 40%
Left upper radiculopathy 30%
Tinnitus 10%
Painful scar secondary to UPPP 10%
Headaches secondary to UPPP denied but found DTA error in HLR
Sinusitis secondary to UPPP denied but found DTA error in HLR
GERD secondary to UPPP denied but found DTA error in HLR
Bowel leakage secondary to back denied (this was before I was rated on my back)
Constipation secondary to back denied (this was before I was rated on my back)
Urinary frequency secondary to back denied (this was before I was rated on my back)

Today I checked the VA website and saw I got awarded:

70% PTSD with major depressive, single, severe, and alcohol use disorder, severe

50% UPP with nasal regurgitation

 

I hope that this gives me enough ammo to show I need A&A. I already struggle with getting ready in the morning and taking care of myself. Now that I am rated for PTSD and my mental issues, that should be enough I would hope. Currently my monthly allotment still shows no change. Fingers crossed that it just hasn’t been updated yet.

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Congratulations Vanilla.  Well deserved. I do see that you were denied sinusitis. That should have been part of PACT. 

Even you are in the Hundred club, keep trying for a higher percentage. 

You should be good for A&A. 

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Thank you. Got a text today. They scheduled me for an increase for lumbar, cervical, and peripheral. I think it must be related to my request for A&A. Of course, it gives me some anxiety worrying that they will try to downgrade me.

Also, I agree but the denial and HLR were from before PACT. Now it is stuck in limbo and I can't file anything on it without it being automatically kicked back out.

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I really hate to see veterans go through this.

Did you apply for an increase on all your disability. No 

You apply for aid& attendance there is a comp exam for this. That does include play with your other ratings.

Like I tell all veterans if you are not apply for an increase i would withdraw them .

An stated I am applying for aid & attendance. Not increase rating.

They try that with me I withdraw them. An they gave me a aid & attendance exam.

My opinion good luck.

 

 

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That was the question that I was going to ask. Did you file for the increase or did they take it upon themselves to schedule it for you?

Was it one of those reval exams after so many years? 

I agree with MrCue. If you didn't apply for an increase, you need to withdraw and clarify that you are applying for A&A. 

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23 hours ago, Mr cue said:

I really hate to see veterans go through this.

Did you apply for an increase on all your disability. No 

You apply for aid& attendance there is a comp exam for this. That does include play with your other ratings.

Like I tell all veterans if you are not apply for an increase i would withdraw them .

An stated I am applying for aid & attendance. Not increase rating.

They try that with me I withdraw them. An they gave me a aid & attendance exam.

My opinion good luck.

 

 

I am glad you responded. I saw you post this not too long ago and I couldn’t find it again. How do I withdraw, just call the hotline and tell them to withdraw it?

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