Hello everyone, I am new to this and I have a few questions. I have done a lot of research myself already as I was just referred to the MEB a couple days ago. I have been referred for Chronic wrist pain due to a torn Scapholunate ligament, Bilateral Knee pain due to stage 4 Chondromalacia Patella and patella tendinosis/tendinopathy, with a high grade partial thickness tear. I have read that in major joints pain is rated at 10% but that mostly all musculoskeletal issues are rated on range of motion. So my questions are, how do they measure range of motion for the knee? is it sitting or standing? Am I supposed to stop moving it when I feel the pain? because I can bend my leg most of the way but it hurts after only a couple inches. And do they "assist/force" you to move it? I am sure I will have more questions later on but as of right now these are the ones I am most concerned with. I appreciate any information you all can help me with! Thank you!
I had a pretty bad experience my first time through QTC. I got with my VA rep on base and he told me that there wasn't anything he could do about it. He told me to wait until I get my ratings and then provide them with further documentation if I want to clear up any issues. As for getting your range of motions redone I think that might be a stretch. But I really don't know enough to give you a yes or no. I will say that the VA is looking for chronic issues and they don't weigh heavily on issues that just come and go infrequently. My left knee kills me to run on it, however I have no pain otherwise so the VA really doesn't care about it for some reason. However, you can have full range of motion on a major joint and still receive 10% if you have pain upon manipulation during the exam.What are my chances of appealing my range of motions exams for the VA. I understand you may have a good day on the day of the exam, but rating are bases on the range of motions. Do the VA based rating on the range of motions for that particular day or review medical records? I know a lot of people had good/bad experiences with range of motions and their VA examiner. I appreciate any inputs
Hey cobra what number did you call to speak with the PEB? I cant seem to find a direct number.All,
How close were you all to guessing your percentages in the terms of transparency with these results? I've looked through my results and think I have a clue, but on the other hand not knowing kills hahaha.
Okay. That is good news. I have full range of motion if I ignore the pain. But I had my physical therapist measure me and he had me at like 10-15% before I had ANY pain, and about 20% before it gets pretty bad. Had a buddy who told me to stop as soon as I feel ANY pain, so that is looking good for my rating.I've gone through two separate QTC evaluations. The first doctor has me lay face down on the table and he had me bend me bend my leg upwards, as if I was doing a hamstring curl. The second doctor had me lay face up on the table and told me to just bend my leg. And yes you are supposed to stop when you feel pain. And no they don't assist you in moving it. Unfortunately for me knee pain is with load bearing so I had full range of motion.
CFR › Title 38 › Chapter I › Part 3 › Subpart A › Section 3.327I don't have a reply, but I do have a question related to this topic; If I submit a claim to the VA for recent service connected injuries (which resulted in me acquiring a medical discharge) that I have never claimed before, will/can the va choose to re-evaluate previous injuries that I already have a rating for? or will they just evaluate the things I am actually claiming during the C & P exam?
CFR › Title 38 › Chapter I › Part 3 › Subpart A › Section 3.327
(a) General. Reexaminations, including periods of hospital observation, will be requested whenever VA determines there is a need to verify either the continued existence or the current severity of a disability. Generally, reexaminations will be required if it is likely that a disability has improved, or if evidence indicates there has been a material change in a disability or that the current rating may be incorrect. Individuals for whom reexaminations have been authorized and scheduled are required to report for such reexaminations. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section provide general guidelines for requesting reexaminations, but shall not be construed as limiting VA's authority to request reexaminations, or periods of hospital observation, at any time in order to ensure that a disability is accurately rated.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501)
(b) Compensation cases —(1) Scheduling reexaminations. Assignment of a prestabilization rating requires reexamination within the second 6 months period following separation from service. Following initial Department of Veterans Affairs examination, or any scheduled future or other examination, reexamination, if in order, will be scheduled within not less than 2 years nor more than 5 years within the judgment of the rating board, unless another time period is elsewhere specified.
(2) No periodic future examinations will be requested. In service-connected cases, no periodic reexamination will be scheduled: (i) When the disability is established as static;
(ii) When the findings and symptoms are shown by examinations scheduled in paragraph (b)(2)(i) of this section or other examinations and hospital reports to have persisted without material improvement for a period of 5 years or more;
(iii) Where the disability from disease is permanent in character and of such nature that there is no likelihood of improvement;
(iv) In cases of veterans over 55 years of age, except under unusual circumstances;
(v) When the rating is a prescribed scheduled minimum rating; or
(vi) Where a combined disability evaluation would not be affected if the future examination should result in reduced evaluation for one or more conditions.
(c) Pension cases. In nonservice-connected cases in which the permanent total disability has been confirmed by reexamination or by the history of the case, or with obviously static disabilities, further reexaminations will not generally be requested. In other cases further examination will not be requested routinely and will be accomplished only if considered necessary based upon the particular facts of the individual case. In the cases of veterans over 55 years of age, reexamination will be requested only under unusual circumstances.
Failure to report for VA examination. See §3.655.
[26 FR 1585, Feb. 24, 1961, as amended at 30 FR 11855, Sept. 16, 1965; 36 FR 14467, Aug. 6, 1971; 55 FR 49521, Nov. 29, 1990; 60 FR 27409, May 24, 1995]
Is there some one here that could help me decipher my c&p exams that i got back from my peblo?I was right on target overall, but some conditions were a little higher and others a little lower. The process has lots of ins and outs. Some claims are relatively simple and others , like mine, were quite complex.