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I receive 10% compensation from the VA for these hernias. I

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I receive 10% compensation from the VA for these hernias. I have applied for increased compensation. Should I apply for a secondary condition for the fistula or the testicula? Either or both? Do I have a leg to stand on?
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Actually since you are having increased problems, I would definitely say that you need to request additional compensation from the VA, 10 percent is usually the minimum and you might be able to get more.'
So, you have nothing to lose by asking for increased compensation.


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Yes, I have applied for increased compensation based on both hernias coming back, But the additional items I asked you about might fall under a secondary condition caused by the initial hernias so should I also apply for one or both?
Well knowing the VA and how efficient it is - I would apply for all that you can apply for - and even if they reject it the first time, reapply - because I know many people who get compensation even after 2 or 3 times by applying.
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