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Recent posts by: BROVET

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Last Indexed: 07/23/14 03:51:37
Last Post: 07/23/14 03:53:45

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Re: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) initial claim (reply)
Maybe one of the VA raters could answer this question but I noticed that one of the check off boxes for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome DBQ is "Sleep Disturbances".  Would a VA rating for Chronic Fatigue negate the 30% finding of Insomnia?Here...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/22/14 00:29:19
Re: Proving Boots on the Ground Vietnam TAD/TDY (reply)
Dray wrote:I responded to some older posts regarding this, but thought it may be best to start a new thread. I too have just filed a claim for VA benefits thru the DAV (Diabetes, Prostrate Cancer & seven knee surgeries and knee...
Agent Orange, Heart Disease, Prostate and Parkinson's

BROVET

07/21/14 14:42:06
Re: Zero Percents? (reply)
I believe it is two or more.  I did a quick search for the regulation but did not find what I was looking for and I will edit my post if I can find it.  When I first filed fort VA compensation, I had two 0% rated disabilities and I filed...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/21/14 01:44:23
Re: Revaluation of ratings (reply)
Have you compared your present disabilities to the rating criteria for the disability to ensure that there is a reason for a higher rating?
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/20/14 17:11:20
Re: My V.A. psychiatrist wrote me a great letter... (reply)
They will only provide a rating for one mental condition.  Take a look at your symptoms and compare them to the rating criteria for mental listed in the first thread in this section.  If you feel you deserve a higher rating, then file...
PTSD Specific Discussions/Claims/Issues

BROVET

07/20/14 17:09:45
Re: Appeal or leave alone?? (reply)
Here is a quote from Cruiser from 2007.  He discusses Insomnia and Sleep Apnea and why they are rated together.How you "claim" something has nothing to do with how VA will handle it. Whether you are actually claiming one condition under...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/20/14 14:33:57
Re: Appeal or leave alone?? (reply)
DesertStormIraqiFreedom wrote:Hello all. Wanted to get an opinion... I am coming up on one year since my initial claim was complete. 2 questions: 1: I claimed about 10 conditions. Among those were sleep apnea and I was rated at 50%. I...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/20/14 14:00:43
Re: IU Possible ? (reply)
+1, Also, if you could go back and not have mentioned the foot injury and had just claimed IU due to the depression that is already SC'd you would have (IMHO) had a better shot at IU but you have ID'd the foot injury in your claim and...
IU - Individual Unemployability

BROVET

07/20/14 13:56:56
Re: Does the VA Strategically Deny Legit Claims (reply)
m109howitzer wrote: I don't think that you cant win a cue at the RO level. I had one that was started by the RO, due to their mistake on my rating. I was rated 30% and a DBQ stated I should have been 60%, due to IHD. I took a year for...
Social Chat

BROVET

07/20/14 13:29:59
Re: help with claim (reply)
I would appeal this and continue treatment during the appeal.
PTSD Specific Discussions/Claims/Issues

BROVET

07/19/14 22:14:30
Re: TDIU Approved (reply)
Good for you!
IU - Individual Unemployability

BROVET

07/19/14 13:06:03
Re: I was grant IU!!!! (reply)
Good for you!
IU - Individual Unemployability

BROVET

07/19/14 13:04:18
Re: IU and OWCP (reply)
You can receive VA benefits and Worker's Comp at the same time and not violate any VA rule. The only caveat would be from the worker's comp side of the house unless you misrepresented your disability (told the VA it was SC and then...
IU - Individual Unemployability

BROVET

07/19/14 12:58:24
Re: Appeal or leave alone?? (reply)
Insomnia is a symptom of SA.  Other sleep disordersSome sleep disorders can cause insomnia or make it worse. For instance, people with obstructive sleep apnea may wake up often and be unable to fall back asleep, or they may have trouble...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/19/14 12:55:51
Re: help with claim (reply)
What was the wording on the VA letter for their denial of your PTSD claim?
PTSD Specific Discussions/Claims/Issues

BROVET

07/18/14 23:14:36
Re: work while under IU? (reply)
Do a search in the IU area for "IU and working" and read the threads you find.  This topic has been discussed over and over.  My personal opinion is that you work at your own risk!
IU - Individual Unemployability

BROVET

07/18/14 20:15:17
Re: VA caergiver appeal (reply)
Welcome aboard!  I don't have an answer to your question but I am sure someone will be along to answer it.  Good luck with your claim.
VA Policies & Procedures

BROVET

07/18/14 20:08:31
Re: Yes!! Won Appeal but lost 10% (reply)
The 30% and the 10% would combine to 37% and round up to 40%.  If they included the other 10% for your hand.  The 37% would go up to 43% and would round down to 40%.  So, you very well may have the hand percent included in the 40%.  If...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/18/14 00:39:56
Re: DRO (reply)
We really need more information.  What disability did you claim? what was the wording on the VA letter granting the 30%?  Why do you think you got a lower rating than you deserved?You can go to the DRO alone but I would have a VSO there....
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/18/14 00:33:56
Re: Sleep Apnea (reply)
The key is getting a treating doctor to read some of the studies and then have them opine based upon the studies that "it is as likely as not the PTSD has caused the vet's SA".  I was fortunate in that I had two treating doctors letters,...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/18/14 00:26:24
I only answer questions regarding complaints, technical issues etc. I do not reply to claims or personal questions. Thanks.


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