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Award Letter: Va Deferred On A Decision
Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:32 AM
I filed a claim for low back and tinnitus back on January 2011. Since filing I have had two C&Ps for the tinnitus and one C&P for my back. Yesterday I received a brown envelope that had the following under the “What We Decided” section:
We determined that the following condition was related to your military service, so service connection has been granted:
Medical Description Percentage Assigned (%) Effective Date
Tinnitus 10% JAN 2011
** We have deferred a decision on the following issue because we need additional information or evidence: Low Back Condition
I just wanted to get everyone’s feedback to the VA deferring a decision on my back. Is this good or bad sign? Look forward to everyone’s thoughts.
Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:12 PM
Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:42 PM
I just got the envelope last week on my current 5 claims. 2 SC'd out of 4 and a fifth was deferred. Just went to that C & P and am pretty sure it will be SC'd however, however also pretty sure it will be a 0%.
I have come to believe that Service Connection is the most important for the long haul. Percentages can be massaged over time.