The VCAA letter states.
"IF VA received your claim within one year of your separation from the military, entitlement will be from the day following the date of your separation."
My question is. I filed a claim 6 months after separation 10-1994 for 4 issues, one being accepted and rated at 0% right elbow injury.
The other 3 were denied due to being symptoms and not a known illness.
Numbness of right hand. denied for being a symptom.
Gastrointestinitis. Denied. Now rated a 30% as IBS as of 2008.
17 years later the VA rates me 40% reynauds phenonmen secondary to Hand arm vibration syndrome.
The C/P examiner states; this veterans Hand arm vibration syndrome and secondary reynauds is directly due to his military service, this veterans exposure to dangerous vibrations was excessive during his time in service.
So according to the above VCAA statment. Should Hand Arm Vibration syndrome be back dated to the original claim of 1994?
How is it the VA rated a secondary condition before rating the primary condition?