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I’m 70% SC (50% for depression, 40% lumbar spine, 10% + 10% lower radiculopathies). I put in for several secondary and/or aggravation issues which VARO denied way back in 2009, went through DRO review in 2011, then filed Form 9.
Checked vets. gov yesterday, got this information
The Board made a decision on your appeal
The Board of Veterans’ Appeals sent you a decision on your appeal. Here’s an overview of the decision:
The judge granted the following issues:
Service connection, sleep apnea
Service connection, lung disease
Service connection, peripheral nerve paralysis
Service connection, central nervous system disease
100% rating for individual unemployability
Service connection, lumbosacral or cervical strain
Increased rating, special monthly compensation
New and material evidence to reopen claim for service connection, migraines
New and material evidence to reopen claim for service connection, lumbosacral or cervical strain
If this decision changes your disability rating or your eligibility for VA benefits, you should see this change made in 1 to 2 months.
Two issues were remanded: SC for migraines and sciatic nerve damage.
Now, I’m considering withdrawal of those two items. My thoughts are that SC will make absolutely no difference to me, so why waste the VA’s time on a remand when they could be working on another veteran’s claim? Can there possibly be any negative consequences to withdrawing them? It’s not like I’m going to die of either condition.