Incorrect rating MEB Results are back

mun0zrene

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MEB for Narcolepsy w/o cataplexy and came back at 10%, contacted the lawyers down in TX and they said they'll call me back within 24-48 hours. I have a daily sleep attack log, specialist stating from a June visit "takes naps 3 x a day, sleep 18 hours x day on weekend", the specialist also writing that I shouldn't work more than 8hr a day, cant operate heavy machinery and should be in an administrative position.
Basically I got what I need to make sure I get the 80% rating I deserve with the criteria I fall into. Is there anything else I should do to prepare for what's coming? Any 80% narcoleptics been down this road? Any input highly appreciated...
 

AttackonTitan

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What a battle of a rating to get adjusted correctly. Currently undergoing medboard, I guess I'll see how it goes.
 

chaplaincharlie

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Your contemporaneous hand written sleep log will be invaluable. Be sure you only hand off a copy never the original. You can ask for a VARR if your VA rating was incorrect.
 

AttackonTitan

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MEB for Narcolepsy w/o cataplexy and came back at 10%, contacted the lawyers down in TX and they said they'll call me back within 24-48 hours. I have a daily sleep attack log, specialist stating from a June visit "takes naps 3 x a day, sleep 18 hours x day on weekend", the specialist also writing that I shouldn't work more than 8hr a day, cant operate heavy machinery and should be in an administrative position.
Basically I got what I need to make sure I get the 80% rating I deserve with the criteria I fall into. Is there anything else I should do to prepare for what's coming? Any 80% narcoleptics been down this road? Any input highly appreciated...
How are things going?
 

StellarAirman

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I have my MSLT coming up here in the next month or so. There is a strong possibility that I may have narcolepsy as well since my sleepiness score is through the roof.
 

gsfowler

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VARR can only be used for unfitting condition.

The raters can only make a decision based upon the evidence presented to them. Is the log in your STRs? Have you uploaded them to eBenefits? You cannot assume the rater has seen the evidence. Although all evidence is to be considered by statute, it must be present in order to be considered.

FPEB may be your best bet to get evidence introduced. If condition is not unfitting you may need to file a NOD upon separation.
 

AttackonTitan

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VARR can only be used for unfitting condition.

The raters can only make a decision based upon the evidence presented to them. Is the log in your STRs? Have you uploaded them to eBenefits? You cannot assume the rater has seen the evidence. Although all evidence is to be considered by statute, it must be present in order to be considered.

FPEB may be your best bet to get evidence introduced. If condition is not unfitting you may need to file a NOD upon separation.
Do you know if they place much weight on uploaded evidence? Or if most of their rating comes off of the DBQ's? I uploaded my sleep log, doctors notes stating numer of episodes, and a statement in reference to Narcolepsy being viewed as seizures in the eyes of the VA.
 

gsfowler

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It’s not a matter of weight. The raters are instructed to grant as much of a rating as evidence shows. DBQs are important and they are one of many potential forms of evidence in the service treatment records. Ultimately as I stated earlier the rater can only make a decision based upon the evidence that they can see. You may have to use the remedies such as VARR, FPEB or NOD if you believe the decision is incorrect.
 
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