I”m rated 100% for Bipolar disorder and several other ailments of less percentages. My question is, should I file more claims to get them rated for other things that I now have proof were active duty related injuries and request increases for the injuries that have gotten worse?
I applied for right arm carpal tunnel and ulnar never rating but was denied saying it wasn’t service connected. But shortly after got my 100% rating and didn’t pursue the arm rating. But I found the document that shows I went to outside specialist on active duty for pain in right arm/wrist just before I was medically discharged showing I saw a specialist for that particular problem. I battled with the VA for 8 years after getting out on diagnosing my arm/wrist pain and finally got a specialist at the VA that diagnosed that I had ulnar nerve entrapment all these years and mild carpal tunnel in both hands. Which obviously started in active duty.
So my question is: Would it hurt to file these new items on my disability to get a rating and to request a percentage increase on the other disabilities that have gotten worse since my initial evaluation? Or is it gambling and I could get my 100% taken away by some angry rater than now deems other items less and I loose my 100% rating?