So, I wrote my VA claims disability representatives asking what is going on with requests to repeated exams that I already repeated. The last repeat the doctor apologized to me for the repeat saying it was their mistake that caused me to repeat my exams. That was in July 2016. I am just going crazy, I am very sick, very tire
tired, pissed, sick, and angry,...
I have to go to the VA doctor 2x next weeks anyways... I have to drive a couple hundred miles to do so...
eye doctor for glaucoma and cataracts. They are a year late!
then the GI, pancreas doctors need to get more cat scans to follow the diseased pancreas and diseased arteries through my pancreas, liver, and to my heart.
The VA surgeons left the VA explicit instructions on what must be done... as I am a walking dead man, a ticking time bomb for death.
I was treated very good, then I moved and feel like they still lost me...
then the BVA appeals judge told them they screwed up my claims and did the Remands. I did everything they asked, then they had to do repeat exams because they made mistakes... now I learn late on a Friday afternoon, when you cannot talk to anyone anywhere) they are asking for a 3rd round of retakes? I think there are huge screw-ups and that maybe my reps can find out who made the mistakes? I also don't like going to 3rd parties (outside the VA) because al of my care, all my files, except for kaiser and a dental surgeons are all VA. They spring insanity on you at the worst possible time, when you have no chance in hell of getting help with messes they create!
After researching, I've read PROs and CONs in reference to using VA Form 21-4138. Please help me! Would it be better to have handwritten lay statements which will be notarized or the above-mentioned form? My spouse and parents have written their statements on white bonded paper. Are these suffice to use, as long as I get them notarized? Thanks!
Yes...last summer..None of this is good tho... I've lost everything since I started getting flashbacks in 2011...I have no quality of life anymore. I wish I would have never remembered any of this and I could have continued living the decent life I had managed to assemble....my home, my husband, my children, my work......all gone since spring 2013. Im glad that my intial DRO granted the decision in my favor but the decision is not accurate with the facts of my disability. I never saw this exam until a couple days ago though, that's why I posted it....her remarks are causing problems now with the appeal....all her contentions saying that my life is shit now due to alcoholism and bipolar and shitty childhood and everything and anything other than the rape. The issue is the severity of my functionality and why am I so dysfunctional. She didnt get that right either....I've been at 100% level since Aug 2012 by VA's PTSD functionality scales.. but she put me at this level in her report.....
[X] Occupational and social impairment with reduced reliability and productivity b. For the indicated level of occupational and social impairment, is it possible to differentiate what portion of the occupational and social impairment indicated above is caused by each mental disorder? [X] Yes [ ] No [ ] No other mental disorder has been diagnosed If yes, list which portion of the indicated level of occupational and social impairment is attributable to each diagnosis: Unspecified bipolar and related disorder causes occupational and social impairment with reduced reliability and productivity. Alcohol use disorder casues occupational and social impairment with occasional decrease in work efficiency and intermittent periods of inability to perform occupational tasks, although generally functioning satisfactorily, with normal routine behavior, self-care and conversation. PTSD causes occupational and social impairment with occasional decrease in work efficiency and intermittent periods of inability to perform occupational tasks, although generally functioning satisfactorily, with normal routine behavior, self-care and conversation.