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Normally I’m here asking questions, getting expert opinions…, about veterans I’m trying to help, but today it’s about ME.
My status: I’m IU P&T 100%; 90% scheduler.
For many years now, since 1990, I’ve had a 0% service connected rating on hearing loss, have filed many times to have it increased, only to find out that because my ear was draining every time I had a hearing test, my claim was denied. Crazy huh?
Well anyway, yesterday I finally got a hearing test , and my ear was NOT draining, the test was given by a doctor outside of the VA health care system, and I have the test results in hand, and they read “Moderately Severe” hearing loss.
Oh, under the new Mission Act, the VA referred me to the doctor who administered me the above hearing test.
My goal is to get at least 10% from the hearing test, (and yes I know the VA doesn’t do the math like the rest of us), and to go from IU P&T 100% to 100% Scheduler.
As a footnote, I already have 30% for vertigo(dizziness and staggering), and 10% Bilateral otitis media.
So, having said/written this, here are my questions:
1. Do I file a new claim for the hearing test results, or file a claim to increase the 0% already established?
2. Once the VA accepts the new claim, and approves it(yes I’m confident), other than the additional 10% increase, will any back pay from 1990 be due me?
3. Can I expect more than 10% due to hearing loss?
Allan 2-2-0 HUAH!
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Afternoon folks, Normally Im here asking questions, getting expert opinions..., about veterans Im trying to help, but today its about ME. My status: Im IU P&T 100%; 90% scheduler. For many years now, since 1990, Ive had a 0% service connected rating on hearing loss, have filed many times to h...