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    • Maybe you should ask to see a different psychiatrist. It sounds like this one is not going to do you any favors.  
    • I agree with Broncovet.  I'd do an FOIA for the C&P examiner's curriculum vitae, and while you're waiting do an online search for his/her credentials and print/PDF what you can find. You could do your NOD or Form 9 Appeal, depending on what stage you are in, and while you are waiting, get an IME/IMO done as quickly as possible. That should hopefully trigger the VA to look at your case all over again with the new and material evidence.  Include your online search information, until you get your FOIA fulfilled.  They'll probably schedule your for another C&P. I could be wrong, but the VA can't forward on to the BVA until all other associated claims and FOIA requests are adjudicated or resolved. Also do a FOIA for your C-File.  You never know that they missed, or what records that are in there that are not your own. (On my 3rd C-File request, the VA "discovered" and included several CBC, Monospot and other tests that they previously said did not exist and were not present earlier....so you never know.) Last, document everything.  I like to scan everything in PDF to a folder in Dropbox.  That way I can access it anywhere in case I need to read or access something.  It's also easier than hauling around a crate of letters and medical documents. Good luck! Mark  
    • I'm trying to find out if my spouse or I would be eligible for spousal benefits if either of us passed.  We are both 100% permanent and totally disabled vets.  We're planning for our future, which includes purchasing a new home.  We don't want to purchase something that either of us would not be able to maintain in case of death of either of us. Thank you in advance for your help.
    • @ JBasser:   I HAVE contacted John Dorle, who is working with Dr. Bash on veterans claims. I have completely explained my concerns in depth to John Dorle. He said he'd contact Dr. Bash. No results. Nada. I finally got an answer from a firm in California that is collaborating with Veterans Medical Advisor. Said they would check Dr. Bash's schedule for me. They scheduled a date and a time for Dr. Bash to call me. I waited all day for the phone call that NEVER CAME. I called the firm and spoke to the person that scheduled the telephone conference and complained. All I ever received was excuses from this firm and acting surprised that I didn't get a call. Nothing more. I believe there's more to this story than we are being told.    
    • So yes now my TBI and PTSD are service connected they are just low balled and combined as one.





sjh4951

Ptsd Denial

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My late husband suffered from PTSD since 1991...probably longer but the S*** hit the fan then. He was on social security disability from then until he died in 2006. He filed a claim with the VA but his combat action ribbon was not on his 214. It took a year to get it but by then he was terminal and bedridden with cancer. After he died I submitted the amended dd215 for accrued benefits. Was denied. Anyone know why? Any suggestions? Sure could use the help. VSO is worthless.

Thanks!

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Was your late Husband in country Viet Nam Vet?

What type of cancer did he have?

If he was in country Viet Nam Vet, and CAncer was on the AO cancer list, Then you would be entitled to DIC.

Other folks will jump in here who have dealt with this in detail.

J

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Was the PTSD claim pending at the time of death or had it already been closed out and outside the appeal period?

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If he got SSD for it than he should get it from the VA. All I can say is don't give up. If you can get it Service Connected to 1991 than you should also get DIC about 1100 a month and ChampVA Health Insurance plus other bennies.

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He was denied for PTSD Aug. 26, 2005, died May 2006, I filed July 2006. The VA is saying he did not have a claim pending. Didn't I have a year from date of death to file?

HIs last denial said he needed the CAR to verify his stressor...I sent them the amended 215 with the CAR now added. Took a year to get it but was too late for my husband.

Yes, he was a Marine in Vietnam. He died from esophageal cancer. I have a claim for that too. Both are at the Board of Veterans Appeals. Which brings me to another question. The BVA has asked me to put "Waive Decision Review Officer" on all new evidence that I send? Anyone know what this means?

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If he got SSD for it than he should get it from the VA. All I can say is don't give up. If you can get it Service Connected to 1991 than you should also get DIC about 1100 a month and ChampVA Health Insurance plus other bennies.

He didn't file for PTSD until he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. That was July 2004. He was getting SSD from 1991, unable to work since then. Can I actually get my claim date changed to 1991 because of the SSD? Should I contact SS and get his records?

Thanks again!

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