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#1 CShock

 
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:02 PM

First let me say thanks to all who have come to my aid and answered any questions over the last 10 months, in my time of confusion and frustration.

AND now for the good stuff.

I am currently rated at 60% with 1 contention being defered, 1 contention requiring additional information and two contentions denied. I took advantage of the BDD (filed 6 months before) and my ED is 1 Mar 11, here is the breakdown:

Strain right shoulder - 20%
Degenerative joint disease, cervical spine - 20%
Degenerative joint disease, right knee - 10%
Right wrist - 10%
Left knee painful motion - 10%
Tinnitus - 10%
Hypertension 10%
Gout - 0%
Strain left knee, limited flexion - 0%
Bi-lateral hearing loss - 0%
Shin splints - denied
Cellulitus - denied

Earlier this week the local VAMC called and fit me in for an appointment for the contention which was defered. I have 5 scars on my right knee, 14 inches long and Ithink they will fall under 7804. My last contention is sleep apnea. I previously sent in my information when I received my VCAA asking if I wanted to send in additional information. I had sent three IRIS request because my SA was not indicated as part of my claim and then around the beginning of Dec, I received a reply stating that my SA was part of the claim. No worries I will resend my report, SMR with SA mentioned and my receipt for the CPAP equipment. This seems like a no-brainer but this website has taught me to expect the unexpected. Needless to say I'm thrilled about the intial rating and the thought of receiving a higher rating due to the aforementioned contentions is somewhat surreal.

Finally my dependency status is incorrect, even though I had also previously provided this information, but again from reading the various post on this site, I'm not totally surprised it happend.

Two quick questions, ebene, states that I need to submit information regarding my sleep apnea claim; will I receive another VCAA with this information or should I just resend my supporting documentation with a letter explaining why I'm sending the information. My gut tells me that I should receive another VCAA or some sort of form exist which I must complete which will accompany my supporting documentation. Secondly I moved from the state where I made my initial claim, should I enlist the help of the local VSO prior to submitting the aforementioned information to insure the proverbial "i's" and "t's" are dotted and crossed?

Thanks again to all and I hope to have more good news regarding my rating

Shock

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#2 bluehen2859

 
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:56 PM

Congratulations! This is wonderful!

#3 carlie

 
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:20 PM

Congrats on getting positive adjudication.
Spend wisely.

#4 johnjjr

 
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:29 PM

Congratulations. You may or may not get another VCAA (you're dealing with the VA) so resubmit the info you mentioned to make sure they have it. Good luck on the rest of your claim.

#5 CShock

 
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:43 PM

Thank you and thanks for the advice.

Shock

#6 Notorious Kelly

 
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:08 AM

Bravo, Shock!

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#7 #1Cavtrooper

 
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:39 AM

Congrats! Btw...like your profile pic!

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:33 AM

Good for you!!!...Congrats


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#9 Pete53

 
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:58 AM

You are doing well. Do what they ask as quick as you can without skipping. List your issues by number and work straight through them. Refer to each thing that is asked for or needs paperworkl or medical proof.

Good Luck

#10 Rover

 
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:24 PM

Congratulations on receiving your initial claim. Hopefully your SA will be awarded soon.

#11 Medic

 
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:26 PM

Congratulations! This is awesome news!!!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:21 PM

Congrats, That is Great News!

NJ

#13 CShock

 
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:49 PM

Thanks all. I have my C&P report for the scars contention, can I send this to the RO myself or should I just let the VAMC handle this, since the RO made the request to them. Obviously I want to spend things up (in a VA relative term) as much as possible.

Thanks




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