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#1 tdak

 
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 12:58 PM

Hello again,

What is the usual time frame for a file to be at the rating board? OK, I know the word usual should probably be removed, but on average. I just got off the phone with 1-800-827-1000 and I was told that they no longer give out approximate dates, because the file isn't always rated by the date they have told you and the fact that they have been getting so many claims recently. My file went to the rating board 8DEC06. The last update she had for me was that it was still at the rating board on 10JAN07.

Oh, and I talked to a woman, can't remember her name, but she was very nice and helpful.

Thanks,
Tamara :huh:

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 01:05 PM

Your file can be bounced from the rating board back to Pre Determination - then it could be sent for more evidence gathering -
you could be called for a 1st or 2nd C&P -- the rating board could request another medical opinion etc...
Being at the rating board does not mean much.
The vet gets an answer when ever ----- the vet gets an answer.
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 03:06 PM

Carlie,

I have already had a C&P, and the info on my first letter only the Chiari malformation claim was rated as of now, but there is a list of symptoms:(head injury, neck pain, back pain, migraines with nausea/vomiting, memory loss, tinnitus, dizziness, constant aches and pains, fevers) have been put in as residuals of the Chiari and not stand alone conditions (which some are). It then stated that it was deferred that the osteoarthritis in the right knee was deferred because they needed more information. It also said they requested a medical examination, hmm.ok no info on that yet, and this letter was dated 06OCT06. The C&P did have so far. The doctor checked me for everything (it was almost an hour long), but willing to go again and again. Now that's just the 2nd page of the decision letter. In the next pages (the one with that gives you the introduction/decision/reason for decision states under the reason section that the Chiari residuals(all listed above) are directly related to the military service. They go on to say they are giving me the minimum rating of 60% assigned to benign growths of the brain (yes it is a growth of the brain because the brain herniated). Higher evaluation of 100% is granted for malignant brain growths.

The next paragraph states: The disability is not specifically listed in the rating schedule; therefore, it is rated analogous to a disability in which not only the functions affected, but anatomical localization and symptoms, are closely related.

Here is a copy of part of the rating schedule:

" Brain, new growth of:
8002 Malignant 100

Note: The rating in code 8002 will be continued for 2 years following cessation of surgical, chemotherapeutic or other treatment modality. At this point, if the residuals have stabilized, the rating will be made on neurological residuals according to symptomatology.

Minimum rating 30
8003 Benign, minimum rating 60
Rate residuals, minimum 10

Note: It is required for the minimum ratings for residuals under diagnostic codes 8000-8025, that there are ascertainable residuals. Determinations as to the presence of residuals not capable of objective verification, i.e., headaches, dizziness, fatigability, must be approached on the basis of the diagnosis recorded; subjective residuals will be accepted when consistent with the disease and not more likely attributable to other disease or no disease. It is of exceptional importance that when ratings in excess of the prescribed minimum ratings are assigned, the diagnostic codes utilized as bases of evaluation be cited, in addition to the codes identifying the diagnoses.
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I would like to see the list symptoms needed to fulfill this requirement. I wonder if each symptom is rated at 10% or the 10% is the minimum for the total rating of all residuals as it shows above

Ok, to move on to the knee. They state here that "The issue for osteoarthritis of the right knee is deferred for the following information: additional development.”

So when I called for a status report on my claim they keep telling me that they are working on the back and neck part of the claim as well as the knee. I have no clue sometimes, because I keep thinking that they bulked together all the symptoms from the Chiari, but at the same time it seems like they have taken out the neck and back pain/cervical strain (plus I have had the 1st 2 cervical vertebrae partially removed) and are going to rate them separate. WOW! That was a lot. Sorry I veered a little off course, but I figured I would fill you in on all of it so you could get the big picture.

The woman at the 800# also told me that they will not contact you e.g mail, while your claim is being rated. She said that was because it was at the final stages of being rated. Some days I have no idea who to believe at the 800#. I have been told some totally untrue information, and then again I have been given great and detailed info like today.

So now what do you think? Maybe this is the final stages, or maybe they want to send me to another C&P again? I just want some sort of answer, that’s the part that kills me, waiting to find out anything.

Thanks so much for listening!!
Tamara

PS. I guess "hurry up and wait" is still the unwritten motto of the military.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 07:15 AM

I submitted my claim in March of 05. It went to the rating board in June of 06. I just received a partial rating decision dated 28 Dec 2006 with decision letter dated 9 Jan 2007. They deferred two of the conditions for further VA review examination on one and pending additional information on the other. At least they finally gave me something instead of continuing to hold the whole thing up until all the issues have been rated.

So it was almost 6 months at the rating board, before a decision.

22 months is how long it took before I received a partial decision with 21 months of retro for the claims that were approved.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 10:54 AM

If you are fortunate to live out here in the middle of no where (Nebraska) it usually takes less than a month. My last claim was at the rating board less than 2 weeks.

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 02:42 PM

If you are fortunate to live out here in the middle of no where (Nebraska) it usually takes less than a month. My last claim was at the rating board less than 2 weeks.


I do live in the middle of no where, but the problem is that I am bulked in with Metro NY, because I live at the very edge of the county. I only live 2 miles from another county which would then go to a different place. Way back when the claim was first sent, they were processing it, but then because of the overload of claims, it was sent to another place to be processed, which made it even longer because of the in-transit time.

I am just thankful I am SC.

PS. I was stationed at Offutt AFB, Nebraska. It sure is beautiful there.

Edited by tdak, 21 January 2007 - 02:43 PM.