No surprise this month to see Tinnitus questions as one of the top discussions. Tinnitus is the most common service connected disability. In the military there's a lot of boom boom and jet engines, while hearing protection has improved it's not always practical in real life situations. All related Tinnitus Information Click Here How is tinnitus tested by VA for compensation … [Read more...] about Top 10 Discussions June 2017 – Veterans Compensation Claims
100% Rating Reduced To 40% I live here in Central Texas near Fort Hood and was talking with a Vietnam Vet a Marine veteran who told me he got a letter from the Waco TX VA regional office saying that they purpose to reduce his disability from 100% un employable to 40% I was under the impression that 100% was permanent and total and would never change I myself am rated at … [Read more...] about 2017 Top 10 Discussions on VA Disability Claims Forums
I submitted a fully-developed claim which included audiology results from a certified Au.D.: Average of 1k, 2k, 3k, 4k = 58 in best ear. Speech recognition 55% & 65% The VA made me take a test with their (outsourced) audiologist, unknown credentials: Average of 1k, 2k, 3k, 4k = 56 in best ear. Speech recognition 94% & 94%! How could there be such a … [Read more...] about Certified Audiologist vs Veterans Affairs Audiologist – Whose results will VA use?
Never lie, never exaggerate, just the facts. 1. That the examiner "reviewed your records". Leaving this off can result in a denial. 2. The IME examiner needs to be experienced and or trained in your issue. That is, a PHD in History, can not make a valid opinion as to the cause of your hearing loss, for examplel. Its best to have a CV of the doctor, showing his … [Read more...] about Your IME/IMO doc needs to supply VA with the information it needs, and not all non Veterans Affairs docs know the format for this…