Vietnam veteran – wounded in TET offensive and have extensive health problems. Currently rated at 100% SMC K. Is it worth filing for previous denial of the following. Since I am already at above rating, can I get rated at higher SMC with heart or 2nd and 3rd individual 100% ratings?
Was denied ischemic heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes in 2009 claim. Recently diagnosed with Ischemic heart disease including acute coronary syndrome, respiratory distress, elevated troponin level, myocardial infarction non-st elevation, acute respiratory failure with hypoxemia, ischemic cardiomyopathy, hypertension, hyperlipidemia. Had a heart attack and was in cardiac care unit for 8 days after emergency stent surgery. Hospital diagnosis