Secondary Conditions in VA Disability Claims

VA Disability

When was he DX’d with SA (? OSA CSA or MSA?)? He was Denied Direct SC, you didn’t file as Secondary to his CAD DX? He applied for non s/c OSA and was denied. Different decision. I tried to keep the issues separate and the letter denying % for OSA stated that there might be an increase in his heart condition and also told him to apply for an increase. — It looks like he’s currently 60% SC for CAD, in my lay opinion. As a CAD Quad Bi-pass myself, the whole deconditioning aspect of his estimated Mets is understandable. Normally when the VA or Non-VA clinicians do a Nuc Stress Test, where the Vet has Cardio Deconditioning a chemical is used to increase the heart rate, eliminating the need for the treadmill. Yes he is 60%. —– It’s 3/15/17, what have you filed regarding the recent 12/16 Decision? He filed the following as part of a request for reconsideration (this was a Notice at the top of the R4R): The RO did not follow the law regarding procedural safeguards when reducing the Veteran’s service-connected 100% disability evaluation rating in a December 2016 rating decision. Within 30 days of such rating decision and in January 2017, Veteran gave Notice under 38 U.S.C. 3.103(b)(4); 38 U.S.C. 3.103(c)(1); and 38 U.S.C. 3.103(d). Such Notice has been confirmed as received by the VA. —– What are your response date Deadlines? Dec 2017 for NOD for this specific issue but I already preserved the 30-days as shown in the previous paragraph above. ——– Thanks for your insight!
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