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  1. On Feb 7, 2021 the VA moved Plantar Fasciitis out from Flatfoot code (5276). P/F max rating is now 40% if you lose use of your foot. Most get 30% or lower. If you can keep your foot conditions under Flatfoot it goes to 50%. This is more likely to help you get to 100% schedular.

  2. Not a foot question – when filing a Supplemental Claim – Would it be a good idea in my Sworn Declaration letter to put the following.

    38 C.F.R. § 4.7 states "Where there is a question as to which of two evaluations shall be applied,
    the higher evaluation will be assigned if the disability picture more nearly approximates the
    criteria required for that rating. Otherwise, the lower rating will be assigned."
    Benefit of the doubt should be given to the veteran and rated as severe which is 100%

    §4.3 Resolution of reasonable doubt.
    It is the defined and consistently applied policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs to
    administer the law under a broad interpretation, consistent, however, with the facts shown in
    every case. When after careful consideration of all procurable and assembled data, a reasonable
    doubt arises regarding the degree of disability such doubt will be resolved in favor of the
    claimant. See §3.102 of this chapter.[40 F R 42535, Sept. 15, 1975]

    § 3.102 Reasonable doubt.
    It is the defined and consistently applied policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs to
    administer the law under a broad interpretation, consistent, however, with the facts shown in
    every case. When, after careful consideration of all procurable and assembled data, a reasonable
    doubt arises regarding service origin, the degree of disability, or any other point, such doubt will
    be resolved in favor of the claimant. By reasonable doubt is meant one which exists because of
    an approximate balance of positive and negative evidence which does not satisfactorily prove or
    disprove the claim. It is a substantial doubt and one within the range of probability as
    distinguished from pure speculation or remote possibility. It is not a means of reconciling actual
    conflict or a contradiction in the evidence. Mere suspicion or doubt as to the truth of any
    statements submitted, as distinguished from impeachment or contradiction by evidence or known
    facts, is not justifiable basis for denying the application of the reasonable doubt doctrine if the
    entire, complete record otherwise warrants invoking this doctrine. The reasonable doubt doctrine
    is also applicable even in the absence of official records, particularly if the basic incident
    allegedly arose under combat, or similarly strenuous conditions, and is consistent with the
    probable results of such known hardships.

  3. I have PTSD and antisocial and I have been dealing with this since 2005. My discharge was other than honorable cause I was having problems so they didn't help me instead they wrongfully discharged me

  4. I have fungus in all of my toenails from wearing boots, but I never went to sick call for medical treatment. Is there a way I can link it to military service?

  5. Talked to VES representative and requested a appointment in March. My Vietnam agent orange claim for Mellitus type two diabetes also includes lower extremity diabetic neuropathy ( my toes are numb, and have gabepentin prescription for the nerve pain) with heart disease, hypertension and tinnitus

  6. I have high arches and struggled all throughout my time on Active duty. I was diagnosed with acquired Pes Cavus and Plantar Fasciitis on AD. Every time I have went in for a Va disability claim, I get denied for whatever reason. Not really sure how to get compensated for it and have tried multiple approaches, very frustrated.

  7. Hey CC sorry I missed your live feed, but I've been watching your channel and just subscribed. I'm a military vet still serving and have a 90% rating. I thought I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis back in the day, but when I looked at my paperwork they gave me 30% for and I quote "bilateral pes plantus w/mild achilles enthesopathy and mild osteoarthritic degeneration of the first MTP joint". I guess my question is. Is this plantar fasciitis in medical terms? If not, is this something I need to pursue for higher rating?

  8. a little known secret fuck game from the VA, I have a BVA appeal and its waiting for a Judge to pick it up, Called a few times the last 6 month to see, its all ready to be going to a Judge, called last week, and a all of a sudden they say , I opted into Video conference hearing with the Judge, which I did not ever opt into, takes 7 years, or longer.. another trick from the good old VA … so stay on top of your case and call in at times…

  9. Marine Corps Veteran Phil here can you recommend someone to help me to get to 100% I’m at 70% don’t want to pay 5-6% of my claim DAV said I couldn’t file because it’s been to many years

  10. I had flatfoot (30%) and appealed. Here was my strategy. I went to a local podiatrist and got a complete exam (2hrs), cost $300. I filed a supplemental VA claim. I then went on the internet to decipher the med terms into layman terms. Later I created a list of talking points in my words that were designed to target the DBQ items I missed on the first exam for 50%. I felt confident presenting my info to the examiner.

  11. Hope people can join all the
    Discussion on discord. I’m learning a lot from everyone. There all fellow veterans from all branches, ages, gender on there. While other groups have done some great things; this group is a real time discussion via chat room and voice. I’m pretty amazed by that features it has. Hope to see many there sometime and if you’re on ——say hello!

  12. Thanks for the video liking the content and I will have to check this discord thing out. Also try out the corona seltzer’s they are pretty good I never thought I would ever say those words but whatever it beats feeling totally bloated from a few IPA

  13. I have plantar fasciitis on both feet. I had received shoe inserts that were custom made, and my feet feel the same. I’ve been diagnosed with me but lateral radiculopathy due to my diagnosed (and documented) back injuries. What’s next?

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