KDM

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  1. It states that Buddy letters can be used as evidence of stressors along with other things on Personnel Assault PTSD Personnal Assault Stressors Amendment 3.304(f) of 38 CFR Lead [-] Posts: 61 Dec 11 16 11:22 AM http://www.vesservices.com/veswp/GCO-3/lesson03/03_008.htm Two reasons why i am posting this. 1. I was denied a stressor for my personal assault which consisted of me almost drowing in bootcamps and being beaten in CCU i had Buddy statements from shipmates and family as well as behaviors changes and other issues. 2. I want to know others interpitation of documents thanks
  2. Can they make dec on PTSD claim with out CNP and is this usually a favorable decisions VA 21-0781a, Statement in Support of Claim for PTSD Secondary to Personal Assault: Statement in Support of Claim Markers onset of tinnitus and headaches related to PTSD.pdf- Submitted on 01/05/2017 Medical Treatment Record - Government Facility: Statement about markers Tinnitus and Headaches and other issue reatled to trauma (2).pdf- Submitted on 01/05/2017 Medical Treatment Record - Government Facility: DM - Progress NotesPsychiatry Trauma.pdf- Submitted on 01/05/2017 VA 21-0781a, Statement in Support of Claim for PTSD Secondary to Personal Assault: VBA 21 0781APTSD.pdf- Submitted on 12/30/2016 Correspondence: ManningMikeStatement.pdf- Submitted on 12/30/2016 Correspondence: PTSD Unit Data.pdf- Submitted on 12/29/2016 Correspondence: Evidence of Stressor and Diagnosis.pdf- Submitted on 12/29/2016 Medical Treatment Record - Government Facility: Dr Towey Evidence.pdf- Submitted on 12/29/2016 Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ) - Veteran Provided: DBQ Nexus Letter.pdf- Submitted on 12/29/2016 Correspondence: Buddy Letters Shipmates Stressor Statement.pdf- Submitted on 12/29/2016 VA 21-0781a, Statement in Support of Claim for PTSD Secondary to Personal Assault: VBA 21 0781 Doc.pdf- Submitted on 12/29/2016 VA 21-0781a, Statement in Support of Claim for PTSD Secondary to Personal Assault: Support of Claim - RevisedPTSD.pdf- Submitted on 12/29/2016
  3. Is a CNP needed for a claim for PTSD or can they decide with out one? If they decide claim and it is favorable and they don't order CNP would that mean the Max? If they decide claim and don't give me a cnp most likely then it would be a denial right????
  4. I put in a reconsideration of a denial for PTSD on 10/11/2016 I submitted Five Stressor letters with this statement they asked for "The Statement I have made is true to the best of my ability and knowledge " sign there names two shipmates and five family members and friends account of my situation of PTSD due to personal assault. I submitted a strong nexus letter and DBQ stating by a VA doctor that my PTSD comes primarily from my Incident in the military I also Submitted Diagnoses by several VA doctors of PTSD Axis level one I also Submitted PTSD Unit that only takes military related trauma I was in VA facility in Montrose NY I also submitted several incidents of flair ups of my PTSD by VA doctors and social workers and there subscription of medicine nightmare medicine etc I also have a Doctor state that my roomates in VA hospital talked abouthow I talked in my sleep On Jan 6 2016 my claim went to preparation for decision however they never ordered me a CNP I had a previous mental health CNP that was favorable to me they may have referenced any thoughts????/
  5. I I was denied an increase for skin conditions in Nov of 2016 claim was denied I accepted the denial. I submitted on Sept 10 2016 I reopened my claim for PTSD just PTSD and was going through the phases it went to review of evidence and on Jan 6 2016 it was at preparation for decision however now instead of it saying just PTSD it said PTSD and Posttraumatic stress disorder (Reopen), SCARS, BELOW LOWER LIP AND LEFT UPPER LIP (Increase), FOLLICULITIS OF THE FACE/BEARD, BILATERAL CHEEKS, MOUSTACHE, CHIN, FRONT OF NECK, NAPE OF NECK, BILATERALAXILLA, BILATERAL GROINS, UPPER BACK AND SCALP (Increase I ask this would the VA re open and increase decision on there own and why??????
  6. A claim for increased disability in a compensation claim that was previously denied because all service-connected (SC) disabilities were considered noncompensable is a “claim for increase.” I received on Dec 30 2015 eed of 8/2015 I received a non compensable rating of migraines the CNP and the DBQ stated I was prostrate weekly so in 3/20/2016 I filed for an upgrade within the year I also submitted new evidence a DBQ by a VA doctor in my favor as well as pointed at the past evidence in the DBQ done during the CNP of the orig claim, now I was told I Cant file for an upgrade unless a year has passed is that true even though I have new evidence? Also will the VA see that if I cant and change it to an UPgrade ?
  7. I am a Veteran who has been diagnosed with PTSD by my VA Doctors in Montrose NY they implored me to go to the Montrose PTSD unit and I was told that the Montrose VA only takes Veterans who have in service stressors. I filed my claim for PTSD in Aug of 2015 the denied me in Jan 0f 2016 and never sent me a SOC or denial letter and denied me with out a CNP and with out reviewing my PTSD diagnosis of Aug 2015 and my stay at PTSD unit in Oct until Nov 2015 since then I asked for a reconsideration of the PTSD decision after I surmised I was denied and I also submitted new evidence like my diagnosis and the the stay at Montrose PTSD unit and Buddy Letter from a shipmate I did this on 3/20/2016 they closed it with no letters sent no CNP etc no letters in system I was told to put it back in and I did on 4/42016 and it was closed again on 4/26/2016 I then was told to put contention back in I did on 4/30/2016 and this was closed on 5/6/2016 no letter no SOC no CNP no nothing. my case was in NJ regional office I contacted them and the Homeless veterans coordinator then got my caseopened EED of 3/20/2016, then he had my case transferred to NY because I am homeless in NY and then it was closed again, I was recently at a standown where a Homeless veterans person with the regional office in NY who contacted me verified I was a homeless took a state ment , she contacted me and told me that my case was going to a special unit I also have congressional liason who has been supportive and in contact I should be red flagged for homeless and it was a FDC claim as well they have a congressional inquiry where they found an old appeal from 2014 that was never dealt with any ways I need to understand what is going on or if anyone has deal with a similar situation, { How long my appeal since 2014 DRO should that take and also how long should a reconsideration for a homeless vet take this is not a new claim any input please.
  8. This below is the information I received the appeal I was not able to see for almost two years the regional office could not view it, and then the homeless veterans coordinator found it in the system and after two years of this appeal being lost this is what they have done within a week it was posted on Ebenefits and when I called the 1800-827-1000 number they said that my appeal looked like it was stating eczema and Dermatitis in the system instead of a folliculitis claim for Inc could the VA having seen there CUE from losing my appeal to the DRO now be expediting it also since I am homeless and I went to a standown where a coordinator helped me along with the Congressman. Also I am unable to tell if there the congressional inquiry is about my reconsideration I have re opened but the VA keeps closing in error it stated it is closed now but they say they are reopening the reconsideration I have new evidence there is a cue and there is evidence I submitted they never reviewed any help please<<<< Latest Progress Status Description Received 05/26/2016 Appeal Pending - Notice of Disagreement VA has received your Notice of Disagreement. You will be receiving a communication from VA in the near future describing the next steps of your appeal. Pending Disabilities Table of Pending Disabilities Disability Submitted Type Actions Congressional Inquiry 05/18/2016 NEW Folliculitis Face/beard 03/20/2014 INC
  9. This below is the information I received the appeal I was not able to see for almost two years the regional office could not view it, and then the homeless veterans coordinator found it in the system and after two years of this appeal being lost this is what they have done within a week it was posted on Ebenefits and when I called the 1800-827-1000 number they said that my appeal looked like it was stating eczema and Dermatitis in the system instead of a folliculitis claim for Inc could the VA having seen there CUE from losing my appeal to the DRO now be expediting it also since I am homeless and I went to a standown where a coordinator helped me along with the Congressman. Also I am unable to tell if there the congressional inquiry is about my reconsideration I have re opened but the VA keeps closing in error it stated it is closed now but they say they are reopening the reconsideration I have new evidence there is a cue and there is evidence I submitted they never reviewed any help please<<<< Latest Progress Status Description Received 05/26/2016 Appeal Pending - Notice of Disagreement VA has received your Notice of Disagreement. You will be receiving a communication from VA in the near future describing the next steps of your appeal. Pending Disabilities Table of Pending Disabilities Disability Submitted Type Actions Congressional Inquiry 05/18/2016 NEW Folliculitis Face/beard 03/20/2014 INC
  10. I understand how you feel as I have been going through a similar process I contacted my congressman they are doing a congressional inquiry(which is neither here nor ther it depends on who is the congressman liaison and his connections or that offices connections with the regional office and the effort they take) mine has been since 2014 and the lost if found it the appeal and then the claim from 2016 was closed in error several times every thirty days lol . It may take a while but a bureaucracy has a way of correcting its self so thank goodness that you are self advocating every rock that is uncovered leads to the truth and some people may take it personal just keep your records and be patient. This however slow or fast they go does not determine in my opinion if the claims is in my favor or not but at least we are able to move to the next phase if denied and not stagnated or reap the benefits that you so richly deserve study and be prepared for you are you best advocate and the best help I have ever gotten has come from another Vet and Hadit. Bureaucracy: Definition • The government organizations, usually staffed with officials selected on the basis of experience and expertise, that implement public policy • Hierarchical organization into specialized staffs • Free of political accountability (non-partisan) – Still affected by Congressional budget and oversight • Ideal scenario: members apply specific rules of action to each case in a rational, nondiscretionary, predictable, and impersonal way
  11. I have a claim I that was put in 3/20/16 its red flashed for homeless and FDC however it has been closed I looked on E Benefits and saw that is status was no longer open saw no letters being mailed out just close. When I looked further on my page on the left in the my profile section under disability portion of my claim on E benefits where they have my disabilities listed at the very Bottom as Pending Disabilities then it Table of pending disabilities it say a Congressional Inquiry 5/18/2016 New and Folliculitus dated back to 3/20/2014 what does that mean the 2014 case is an appeal is this about to be rated is that why its in Pending Disabliites??? Help Pending Disabilities Table of Pending Disabilities Disability Submitted Type Actions Congressional Inquiry 05/18/2016 NEW Folliculitis Face/beard 03/20/2014 NEW
  12. I called and there was no letter in the system generated or sent
  13. Submitted: 04/04/2016 Claim Closed: 04/28/2016 I submitted a claim for several contentions Migraine upgrade, re open of a case due to new and material evidence and a new dermatitis claim I first submitted this claim on 3/20.2016 through ebenefits and the claim was put in with blank contentions, so I resubmitted the claim on 4/42016 and was sent a letter looking for evidence from a VA doctor then out of the blue I checked on Ebenefits and saw my Claim had been closed on 4 28 2016 this was and FDC claim as well and they closed it with no notification sent. or no CNPs no statements denials nothing generated so they asked me to resubmit the case and I did on 4/30/2016 but it seems as if I am starting over again they also submiited and inquiry asking why did they Cancel my claim started on 4/4/2016 cancel it on 4/28/2016 with no notification etc. Question why would they cancel my claim I put in on 4/4/2016 twenty foru days later with no apparent reason can they do this and what can I do or who can I call? this is after they put in the claim on 3/20 with no contentions granted me zero percent for migraines in jan 2016 but never sent me any notification about that either I am feeling paranoid as if this is now a personal attack against me
  14. Migraine Including Migraine Variants Service connected zero percent for Headaches /migraines looking for upgrade here are the answers doctor gave on my DBQ what do you think? Migraine since Navy with Aura and Photophobia and Nausea Medicine Topamax and Ibuprofen 800 mill (I also take medicine for Nausea but Doctor did not include that) Does vet experience pain Yes: Pulsating and throbbing head pain localized to one side of the head. Does vet experience non headache symptoms associated with headaches Yes sensitivity to sound sensitivity to light changes in vision Indicate duration of typical head pain; less than one day Indicate location of typical head pain Occipital region Does the veteran have prostrating and prolonged attacks of migraine headache pain; Yes more frequently than once a month Does the veteran have very frequent prostrating and prolonged attaches of non-migraine head pain: Yes more frequently than once a month Does the veteran have prolonged attacks of headache and migraine pain; Yes more frequently than once a month