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Gboyington

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Hello,

My claim for Tinnitus was denied. I submitted a HLR and it was also denied. It has been over a year since the HLR was denied. I had given up the fight against the VA but recently decided to try again. If I obtain a nexus letter from an audiologist, is that considered "new and relevant evidence" to warrant the VA re-opening my case?

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I appreciate your response. Is the next step to submit a nexus letter with VA forms 20-0095 (decision review request - supplemental claim) and 21-4138 (statement in support of the claim)?

Lastly, in addition to the nexus letter, is there anything I can do or submit to increase the odds of the VA re-opening my case?

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7 hours ago, Gboyington said:

I appreciate your response. Is the next step to submit a nexus letter with VA forms 20-0095 (decision review request - supplemental claim) and 21-4138 (statement in support of the claim)?

Lastly, in addition to the nexus letter, is there anything I can do or submit to increase the odds of the VA re-opening my case?

You are 100%, what are you trying to do?

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1 hour ago, Stayfocus said:

You are 100%, what are you trying to do?

Sir,

My goal is to get SC for tinnitus. Unfortunately, I didn't get an IMO nexus letter within a year of being denied. However, I got a nexus letter this week from an audiologist and want to try and get a new C&P exam. I am not sure of the best path moving forward. 

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35 minutes ago, Gboyington said:

Sir,

My goal is to get SC for tinnitus. Unfortunately, I didn't get an IMO nexus letter within a year of being denied. However, I got a nexus letter this week from an audiologist and want to try and get a new C&P exam. I am not sure of the best path moving forward. 

If you get sc for tinnitus, it’s only a 10% rating, if you’re already 100%, it’s not going to bump you up. 
You could potentially be exposing yourself to va looking into all of your claims, and potentially downgrade one of your other sc issues.

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