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Old 11-18-2020, 03:42 PM   #21  
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Trust me I have no intension of lying about anything, I just want to get an idea of the process. I'll consult my AME before I start my application.

Most things are a non-issue. There is a box on the paperwork for the FAA you have to check if you are receiving disability. Tell them way, then every medical for the rest of your career you can just put "previously disclosed."

Like was mentioned, the FAA doesn't really care about anything unless it's your noggin or sleep related (TBI, PTSD, Sleep apnea, etc). Tinnitus, aches, broken bones, neck problems, all the standard run of the mill things they don't care just that you disclose.
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Make sure you research tinnitus before the va evaluation.... if you have tinnitus with dizziness you’ll be denied a medical... simple ringing of the ears periodically without other reactions seems to be GTG.
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Most things are a non-issue. There is a box on the paperwork for the FAA you have to check if you are receiving disability. Tell them way, then every medical for the rest of your career you can just put "previously disclosed."

Like was mentioned, the FAA doesn't really care about anything unless it's your noggin or sleep related (TBI, PTSD, Sleep apnea, etc). Tinnitus, aches, broken bones, neck problems, all the standard run of the mill things they don't care just that you disclose.
If you go one step further, once you get you rating letter from the VA, just bring an extra copy to your AME so they can have it on file. As others have said, the FAA will crosswalk the VA database on occasion. Being totally above board with the AME will save a lot of anxiety. Good luck.
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If you go one step further, once you get you rating letter from the VA, just bring an extra copy to your AME so they can have it on file. As others have said, the FAA will crosswalk the VA database on occasion. Being totally above board with the AME will save a lot of anxiety. Good luck.
Good idea. But still make sure you check all of the relevant boxes... that's what the FAA will compare to other government databases.
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Good idea. But still make sure you check all of the relevant boxes... that's what the FAA will compare to other government databases.
Don't be the guy(s) who claim PTSD, take 100%... then tell the FAA you have nothing wrong with you.

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Most things are a non-issue. There is a box on the paperwork for the FAA you have to check if you are receiving disability. Tell them way, then every medical for the rest of your career you can just put "previously disclosed."

Like was mentioned, the FAA doesn't really care about anything unless it's your noggin or sleep related (TBI, PTSD, Sleep apnea, etc). Tinnitus, aches, broken bones, neck problems, all the standard run of the mill things they don't care just that you disclose.
True for the most part, although they seemed very curious on my arthritis which has been documented for years. Just this summer they became very interested and requested immediate information on type, restrictions, range of motion evaluation, medications, etc. Maybe a ball dropped early on, but I do understand that it might be of interest if I needed a cane, walker, Segway scooter or something to get to my working seat. Paperwork/evaluations submitted and all is quiet on Middle TN front thankfully.
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True for the most part, although they seemed very curious on my arthritis which has been documented for years. Just this summer they became very interested and requested immediate information on type, restrictions, range of motion evaluation, medications, etc. Maybe a ball dropped early on, but I do understand that it might be of interest if I needed a cane, walker, Segway scooter or something to get to my working seat. Paperwork/evaluations submitted and all is quiet on Middle TN front thankfully.
What % are you getting for the arthritis?
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What % are you getting for the arthritis?
Nice try, CAMI.
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Nice try, CAMI.
Right, the FAA is looking anonymous social media. That's a new level of paranoia.

My point was that if he is at a high disability % for arthritis, his medical application probably flags, range of motion is an important medical qualification. A few years ago the FAA started coordinating with the VA, so this may have not been flagging anything before, but it would now.
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They don't need to ask, it's in another federal database which apparently they can cross-check at will.
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