A fellow vet and I submitted claims at about the same in June 2011 for secondary conditions. At the time of application there was a request to submit evidence of status of current disabilities we both just submitted treatment notes for those conditions already service connected and the most recent xrays and studies associated with those conditions. Neither of us applied for increase in the service connected conditions. He received his notification letter today and was not only approved for his secondary claim but was granted an increase in his already service connected conditions; he did not apply for an increase. Is this somthing that happens routinely? I have seen mention of "inferred claims" is that what happened in this case? Any insight and replies is appreciated.