I belong to a Facebook group named Veteran 2 Veteran. If you are a veteran I suggest joining the group. Great advice!
I learned a lot from reading other people post. I decided to file my Fibromyalgia claim December 2016. The most a veteran can get right now is 40%. I had symptoms of Fibromyalgia before I retired from the Air Force. I was not diagnosed until after I left the service. In 2013 I was diagnosed at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK. I went to get another opinion through a local doctor.
I moved from Oklahoma City to Agawam Massachusetts in 2015 and changed VA hospitals. I finally applied for my Fibromyalgia claim in Nov 2016. I submitted all of my doctors records that pertained to Fibromyalgia with the claim. VA hospital has a very easy way to pull records and save. So it makes it easier to send through VA ebenefits.
I had a C&P appointment beginning of December 2016. Somehow I requested an increase in my Huntington Disease too. That was a mistake. I could never figure out why he was asking about the Huntington’s. He didn’t really ask me much about the Fibromyalgia. I think do to my medical records. I did mention I was exposed to burn pits. He did write that in the decision.
About two months later I was awarded 40 % disability rating for fibromyalgia. When filing for a claim only submit one claim at a time. Answers will come faster doing it that way.