Ive been recently granted a 90% scheduler VIRTUAL ASSISTANT rating on my preliminary claim (service connected meant for 70 PTSD/Depression/Anxiety/Alcoholism, 50 OSA, 20 Right Shoulder, twenty Internal, 0 but services connected for hearing reduction and blood pressure). I had 3 deferred conditions right now with upcoming C& Ps next month for my Pancreatitis/Gallbladder Laroscopic Cholesystectomy, Pes Planus and Arthritis in my correct leg.
I have well documented situations of my Pancreatitis episodes which I believe is supplementary to my PTSD/Depression/Anxiety and Addiction to alcohol abuse. Ive been looking for help through the VA during the last year but ended up within cardiac arrest in February of this year. I invested 5 days in the ICU in a drug induced coma and 13 days upon antibiotics.
During my stay in the hospital they will found a 1 . 5cm growth in my Gallbladder therefore i had to get surgery carried out to remove it in 06. A military friend associated with mine lost his spouse in the span of four months from Stage four Gallbladder cancer. After I discovered my growth I informed them to take it out.
Pes Planus plus Arthritis is annotated within my MEPS and military single profiles.
After i did my initial VETERANS ADMINISTRATION claim I put down Diabetes Mellitus Type II plus was denied and not services connected. The VA wished to service connect Diabetic Neuropathy but couldn’t because Diabetes Type II wasn’t support connected.
After talking to my Endocrinologist and PCP at the VIRTUAL ASSISTANT they mentioned that the Pancreatitis could be an important factor on the Diabetes Type II, after some research I’m discussing on claiming Diabetes Kind II as a secondary problem to my (hopefully) service linked Pancreatitis.
So my question is definitely do I put in a JERK or Appeal for the not really service connected diabetes kind II from my preliminary rating or should I take it up when I go to our C & P examination for my Pancreatitis plus claim it as a supplementary condition.