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Having been going through my records awhile for my current claims, I found another claim I may be able to pursue. However, I am unsure exactly how to proceed with it.
I believe I had a TBI in service (have buddy statements confirming event for another claim on back).
The VA treated me for Depression and Anxiety for several years, as well as during my Reserve time after active duty (have claim in for this, exam on 11/19)
I was also diagnosed with Bipolar Mood Swings later in 2014 by a non-VA psychiatrist. I submitted this DX as a claim at that time as well when I didn’t know what I was doing. It was denied, obviously.
My question now is: Should I file as TBI and TBI Residual Bipolar Mood Swings OR file the TBI by itself and file a Supplemental for the denied Bipolar claim from 2014? The only “new and relevant” evidence would be the buddy statements of the TBI event in service?
I was thinking that since it may be listed under TBI-R coding, I should file it as TBI/TBI Residual Bipolar Mood Swings?
Any input is appreciated! Thanks!
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Evening all! Having been going through my records awhile for my current claims, I found another claim I may be able to pursue. However, I am unsure exactly how to proceed with it. Possible TBI in service (Unconfirmed medically as it happened during an exercise and I did not go in, but have buddy ...