Hi. I’m a Vietnam vet with boots on ground. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism several years ago. The medication keeps my TSH in the low normal. Should I submit a VA disability claim and what percent rating would that be? Thank you.
While there is evidence that hypothyroidism may be linked to agent orange, there isn't any presumptive link that would allow you to simply file a claim. However, if you are boots on the ground and you have a rating for diabetes, the two conditions may be linked and if so can cause you a fair amount of trouble.
If you are rated for diabetes or even if you aren't and wish to establish a service connection, you'll need an Independent Medical Opinion from an expert physician who will review your records for any links to your service.
Please click https://www.vawatchdog.org/imo-ime-medical-opinions-exams.html to meet the doctors I refer to. Good luck!