For 10 years I have been rated 100% P&T for IHD, plus 40% for PC residuals. I was diagnosed with bladder cancer and hypothyroidism which I understand has been added to agent orange presumptions. Is there any downside to making a claim for those 2 new illnesses? My bladder cancer tumor has been removed and is not presently active. Can the VA decrease my present 100% disability? I am 75 years old. Thank you.
There is no downside to filing for these new conditions. You will not lose any rating and you may gain Special Monthly Compensation...an increase in your benefit. Good luck!