1380 South Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles 25, California
February 26, 1948
C 7 017 422
Mr. LaFayette R. Hubbard
No. Hollywood, California
Dear Mr. Hubbard:
A report of your examination on December 11, 1947, has been carefully considered, together with all other evidence in your case file. It has been determined that your previous rating of 10% disabled due to your duodenal ulcer condition should be confirmed and continued.
Your right shoulder condition was held 10% disabling. Your arthritis condition of the right hip, spine, and ankles was held to be 10% disabling from February 17, 1946 to December 10, 1947, and 20% disabling from December 11, 1947.
Your inflamation of the eyes condition was held to be 10% disabling.
Your condition of astigmatism is not a disability for which compensation can be paid.
The condition of sprained left knee claimed by you is not shown by the evidence of record.
Your combined rating is 30% disabled from February 17, 1946 to December 10, 1947, and 40% disabled from December 11, 1947. Your award has been adjusted to pay you at the rate of $34.50 monthly from February 17, 1946 to August 31, 1946; $41.40 monthly from September 1, 1946 to December 10, 1947; and $55.20 monthly from December 11, 1947. You will receive the increased amount in due course, less prior payments.
Inasmuch as increased benefits have been granted, it is presumed that you do not wish further action on your appeal.
If no reply is received from you within thirty days from the date of this letter stating that you are still dissatisfied with your rating, your appeal will be considered as abandoned, and no further action will be taken.
If you have no further evidence to submit, but have substantial reason to believe that the decision is not in accordance with the law and the facts in your case, you may appeal to the Administrator of Veterans Affairs at any time within one year from the date of this letter. If you wish to appeal, you should so inform this office, and you will be furnished with VA Form P-9 for that purpose.
Very truly yours,