I received a 40% rating Dec 2017. 20% for my shoulder and 10% each knee. I also received service connected, 0% rating each foot. My feet are in so much pain everyday that sometimes I have to take baby steps to walk. I told the doctor this at my C&P exam. He described bunions and daily pain with flare ups. Then he commented that my pain was mild. First of all I never saw a pain rating of mild. I always saw pain = moderate at least. Anyway, I had started going to a podiatrist and follow ups with cortisone shots. He diagnosed me with claw foot ( bilateral ) walking on the outsides of my feet, hammer toe ( bilateral ). I sent this info in ( he filled out a DBQ) and asked for a reconsideration of award. Been less than a month now and their only request were request 1 – second signature, request -2 review complex exam. Both state no longer needed. Is this normal ? Do I have a good chance of getting my award upped in percentage? Is so, can I request that my original date be retroactive or will they keep the new assigned date of Mar 16? My Service advisor also added on back secondary to my knees. I assume this could stall the process. I would be happy with a 0% on my back for the future. I have flare ups; but nothing like my feet, knees and shoulders.
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About "Tbird" Theresa M Aldrich
Founder/CEO at HadIt.com Veteran To Veteran LLC
Founded HadIt.com Veteran to Veteran 1997
PO1 Theresa Aldrich (Tbird)
Dates of Service: Jan 1983 - Dec 1990