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I hope you’re all doing well… This in my first time posting on this forum, so hopefully this is the right process.
I’d like to get some guidance on the supplemental claims process if possible. I filed my first claim in 2016 after being discharged in 2012.. I was denied for most of the items I listed. One of those items was for macular drusen, which is the beginning stages of Macular Degeneration. I was diagnosed with drusen while in service in 2012. Fast forward to 2020, and I’m now legally blind. I want to file a supplemental claim for the macular drusen/macular degeneration with a supplemental claim, as all of my medical treatment has been through the VA. However, I’m not sure if there is a time-frame to file a supplemental claim. I read on the VA website it’s best to file a supplemental within a year of your initial claim.
Question(s): Is it too late for me to file a supplemental since my initial claim was from 2016? Will I be able to file a supplemental even though it’s been over 4 years from my initial claim?
If you have any insight into the supplemental claims process / knowledge of the allowable time-frame to file, I would greatly appreciate any and all feedback, thanks!
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