Hi- My claim was only reevaluated at the 6 year mark when I added a Secondary claim.
I am 59, and only had my rating since 2012 ( I retired in 1997) did not file till 2010.
So I am still a newbie, others may have different experiences.
just an update which I hope help others.
received unfit rating of 70% for PTSD and placed on TRDL
took 13 months start to finish sine referred to USCG med board
I submitted a claim for knee,back pes Cavus bilaterally,Ed secondary to PTSD meds and just received cpap and DBQ from Md for sleep apnea
thanks again to all at HADIT
If they back it up with sound rationale then it will be fine. A doctor is a doctor, all other things being equal, though if your civilian doc is a spine doc, for example, it would have more weight than, say, a general practitioner or family medicine doc if put in equipose to a VA spine doctor.
Thanks everyone! i received the BBE today, In my case, the BWE......all it states is my current 30% rating and that they need the DBQ for bladder and they are ready to make the award decision. it just says deferred on PTSD/MST and bladder until C&P exam for bladder is complete. i received the retro pay in the bank today. All i can do is wait now. I want to also ask the question about grinding of teeth that has been caused by PTSD and stress. I want to also claim that. What do i do for that? i have a private dentist that confirmed that. i guess they will want a claim for that, but i am not doing a damn thing until all this PTSD stuff is done. Also, they said in the BWE that they considered all evidence pertaining to the MST (buddy letters, service records, medical records and all. the list was 2 pages long of stuff they are considering}...i wanted to ask if i should go to my private urologist that wrote the letter for my SSDI if she would write a letter confirming that my PTSD has made the bladder condition 100 times worse. if she writes that letter, will that be something i should bring to the C&P exam? i already have two letters from her, but they don't mention PTSD.... what does everyone think? @Gastone @Buck52 @Berta i truly value all your opinions and sorry if i have been jumpy! i need help with this whole process. Love to you all,