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    Calling Any PEB Convening Experts......Help

    Does anyone have an idea/info on this? Thank you.
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    Calling Any PEB Convening Experts......Help

    Friends, Before my PEBLO sent everything off to the PEB, she added two additional conditions to the existing six conditions I have with the endorsement of the MED Board Members. These two additional conditions were approved by the MED board members (physicians) and incorporated into my PEB...
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    New DBQ v. Expert Opinion. Is there a difference?

    Ok. thank you. So I got the DBQ back. I should then ask him for a short, separate letter addressing why the original C&P examiner wasn't so thorough? Thanks.
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    New DBQ v. Expert Opinion. Is there a difference?

    Hi Everyone, I had several non-IDES issues - deem, urology, shoulder. The GP who did my C&P exam was awful - old story here. My lawyer told me to get a new DBQ for urology, which I did. Two questions: 1. Does the new DBQ refute the old DBQ done by the VA C&P examiner? 2. Do I still need an...
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    Thoracolumbar DBQ Technical Question

    Thank you.
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    Thoracolumbar DBQ Technical Question

    Hello Everyone, I am doing a one-time appeal for my back rating and was sent to a civilian spine physician. My spine physician called me about the Thoracolumbar DBQ (she has not done these before) and asked me about one particular section: Section VII - Functional Loss and Additional Limitation...
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    I'm Lost about DOD ratings

    Oh I get it. Ok. So even if you get 90%, normal color retired ID card. I hope everything works out for you.
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    I'm Lost about DOD ratings

    I see. Thanks. Do you need a minimum disability rating to get one?
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    I'm Lost about DOD ratings

    100% Old warrior - I hope everything works out for you. Sorry, dumb question, but what is a Red ID card? Does it identify disabled veterans? Do you need a minimum disability rating to get one of these - Anyone? Thank you. Best of luck to you.
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    Date of VA Claim and Recent Changes to Scars. Which Date will they use?

    Hello, My initial VA claim was filed in June, 2018. There were several IDES referred conditions. One of the VA conditions was for Scars. I understand that the Scar Ratings were revised in September, 2018. Will my rating for Scars be based on the pre-September 2018 ratings or on the new ratings...
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    Loss of one Testicle/ED - ratable?

    Ahhh. Got it. Thank you gsfowler.
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    Loss of one Testicle/ED - ratable?

    Folks. Sorry again to bother. But I was sent to a endocrinologist after surgery with my urologist. Surgery with my urologist removed a right testicular cyst and left testicular hydrocele. But....right testicle has shrunk to the size of a pistachio (bad visual, sorry). But true. "Vascular...
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    Mental Disorders DBQ - Can my civilian psychiatrist fill this out?

    Folks - sorry about this. But I did review previous posts, but am still confused. My civilian psychiatrist will do the Mental Disorders DBQ. But he is confused about the DBQ form which states: " Is it possible to differentiate what portion of the occupational and social impairment is caused by...
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    Mental Disorders DBQ - Can my civilian psychiatrist fill this out?

    Happy New Year All - especially to anyone reading this from the Middle East. Quick background: Navy IDES but NARSUM not yet submitted. QTC Contractor - PhD - Did My TBI/Cognitive Dysfunction/Depression Exam using the Initial Post Traumatic Stress Disorder DBQ QTC Contractor -MD Neurologist -...
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    TMD - Temporary or Permanent Rating Depending on?

    Hello everyone, Does the VA usually rate Temporomandibular Disorder as a temporary or permanent affliction? Many TMD cases resolve on their own over time. So my question is - does the VA usually rate TMD as a temporary condition? If so, what does that mean? Any insight or guidance much...
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