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IBS claim

The VA recognizes me as a Gulf War Era vet, but my deployment was not to any of the countries that are on the “list”. However, I did serve in SW Asia for OEF, so maybe that is why they list me under that category. However, I do have documented exposure to Burn Pits in a post deployment health screening. Should I be filing this claim as presumptive? or secondary to Depression? I am going for an Ellis Clinic IMO/IME very soon.
Thanks

Iraq and Afghan war vets exposed to toxic air struggle for breath — and a diagnosis | PBS NewsHour

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“Veterans are pushed through the claims process so fast. VA examiners might do an exam for orthopedic disabilities, the next one may be hearing loss. The next one may be some other type of disability.
And when you’re a physician’s assistant doing that for a living, the odds of you having any real knowledge of complicated exposures, such as burn pits, it’s not likely.” Kerry Baker

Iraq and Afghan war vets exposed to toxic air struggle for breath — and a diagnosis

Among the more than 2.5 million men and women who have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there are many veterans — exposed to sandstorms, burn pits and other hazards — who suffer from a mysterious pulmonary illness, as well as the confusion and doubt that surrounds their condition. Read the full article at PBS.org

Kabul Afghanistan – Air Quality, Smoke And Burn Pits – VA Disability …

5 days ago – The Balad burn pitoccupies approximately 10 acres. The burned waste products include, but are not limited to: plastics and Styrofoam, metal/aluminum cans, …

C & P Exam results and feedback – Veterans Compensation & Pension …

Mar 7, 2018 – In addition, there may have been exposure to smoke and particles from military installation “burn pit” fires that incinerated a wide range of toxic waste materials.

I.B.S denied service connection. – VA Disability Compensation …

Jan 16, 2018 – Environmental Hazard in Gulf War. esophageal stricture, 0%, Service Connected. Burn PitExposure. 01/25/2017. eosinophilic esophagitis by biopsy with GERD …

Where is justice? Notice of Judgment Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals …

Jun 20, 2018 – … to hear the case, and likely will not. The only remaining battleground for justice is Congress, which hopefully will set things right. Your Burn PitLitigation Team …

Sleep Apnea Asthma PTSD – VA Disability Compensation Benefits …

Mar 13, 2018 – Question-were you in the Burn PitRegistry? Did VA award for the asthma as directly due to burn pits? Some here have gotten VA doctors to write a DBQ for …

VA Claims Discussions Archives » VA Disability Claims | HadIt.com …

Jun 7, 2018 – Back in the sandbox we were exposed to a huge burn pit24/7 ever since leaving the service I developed some form of asthma, breathing problems requiring me …Read more from HadIt.com on Burn Pits
Ten things veterans should know about burn pits
‘No Escaping It’: Iraq Vets Are Becoming Terminally Ill And Burn Pits May Be To Blame

DBQ Review

Got a call today from a company called LHI for a DBQ Review for PTSD.  Verified them and scheduled the appt for next week.  I am currently rated 50% for PTSD and had submitted a claim for Sleep Apnea due to the burn pits in Afghanistan.  Now this pops up after I get my letter from the RO stating my claim is denied because there is no SC for sleep apnea.  Anything to be concerned about with this?  I quit the VA BM program because there was a russian dr trying to kill me, or so it seemed, with all the meds she was throwing me on.  then my weekly visits with the shrink were all about her and I couldn’t take it anymore so I canceled all of them.