Do I have to file a claim first?

Pyro

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#1
I have a recurring VA exam coming up this Monday and I have new health changes the VA doesn't know about yet. I had to get my colon taken out for cancer, the VA has got me at 100% for cancer (temporary, of course) but the permanent poop in a bag is permanent according to the VASRD. Will the VA take take of this for me or will I have to file another claim just to be seen again in 6 months.
 

chaplaincharlie

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#2
I think it depends on what condition(s) are being re-evaluated on Monday. Sometimes a person has a mixture of permanent and temporary ratings. It certainly will not hurt to informed the rater of new developments.

Sorry to hear about your cancer surgery. Mike
 

Pyro

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#3
So the secretary said the bag is a result of the rated condition of cancer and would be an add on, we will see.
 
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