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    • I'm interested in filling a gulf war illness claim , my question is do you think it worthwhile, I have the symptoms that are required for the claim , but some of the fall into my ptsd symptoms which I all ready receive compensation for .   if I file gwi , will they try to reduce my ptsd rating.  all I read is so many gulf war claims are denied . I don't want to fill and have it denied and have them turn around and start messing with my ptsd claim . Any thoughts?  
    • My opinion Any new evidence will help you with a NOD. Mine was just a Voc Expert who testifies in VA, SSDI and Railroad Benefits Courts. And even though it sounds silly and anti-progress, i think at this point in time with the games the VA is playing with fast rejections and lowballs have FILLED the frikin Appeals Dockets, we should maybe hold back just ONE bit of evidence, maybe because we kind of already know lowballing is SoP for the bastiches, just have that one bit of evidence ready for your NOD. Once again, just a opinion, and a path i'm taking on my next claim.
    • I thought the same. To be honest I get strong anxiety disgust when I go to the va. Lost trust with the providers there. So part a is free correct? Even if I only have 8 years of solid work and on and off.  As far as part b they are saying that I can lower my rate by signing a earlier effective date my alleged onset date. Which would be a difference of 104.90 starting date June 2011 in which I have to pay an additional 6,517.30. I currently have no medical bills pending throughout that period.  The other one is August 2016 with a premium of 121.80 a month. However, What I don't understand is on the bottom they want to charge me 243.60 due through December 2016. Is that two year enrollment plan?
    • @broncovet @john999 thanks for the feedback, the Peter Principle is exactly what I'm worried about. Since I am SC for PTSD already and filing for an increase, I was concerned that they wouldn't acknowledge any of my treatment records as evidence for increase since the CRNP made diagnosis of MDD on almost every treatment note over the past year. I think he just looks at the thing that's most obvious with me, writes a prescription, and sends me on my way. Maybe he's uncomfortable with the MST part but he has never asked me anything about it, my stressors, etc. When I mentioned my nightmares he didn't ask anything about the nature of them, just prescribed me prazosin. When I mentioned my anxiety and social avoidance, he again didn't ask me anything about it, but he prescribed me hydroxyzine. Aside from the depression, I have all these meds treating me for various PTSD symptoms but that MDD stays right there as my primary dx, and that's what I'm worried about. I'm very afraid they will reject my claim or maybe even reduce my PTSD as not having a current diagnosis and say the depression isn't SC. I guess I just wait and prepare myself.
    • From my experience yes. My initial claim took two years and my current claim,  one increase and one new, is currently at prep for notification and was filed in May. I'm sure this varies greatly by a number of factors. 





jimbo1

90%sc Denied Iu?

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the va regonal office, told me they have me rated at 100% adding on my non sc disabilities ,i have 70%ptsd 60% coronary artery diesease sc ,and sleep apnea non sc,i aplied for iu after a 4 bypass graft,and was denied,i have appealed it, havent heard nothing yet, since that i have been back in the va hospitial ,one of the grafts blocked and killed that part of my heart, and now i have pad in my legs too,so im asking for 100%sc.any feed back will help ,im going nuts

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Welcome aboard, and know that you are not the only one this has happened to. Please post their reasons and basis for denial so we can pick this thing apart with you.

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Welcome aboard, and know that you are not the only one this has happened to. Please post their reasons and basis for denial so we can pick this thing apart with you.

the main reason there saying i was denied was i was a barber when i had my bypass, in 06 and i quit working and havent looked for work, it says my cad is noted that it effects my ability to engage in physical employment,and no effect to engage in sedentary employment. it says the va physician noted that my ptsd causes me severe impairment in my ability to maintain employment, but i do not have total occupational and social impairment due to my ptsd .and at the end it says a high rating in itself is a recognition that the impairment makes it difficult to keep employment. i owned my barber shop, and sold it ,i cant stand up all day with my arms in the air , i went to barber college, but i only have a 9th grade education, and barber shops dont make you fill out applications, but since my last heart attack 8 weeks ago,i was in the va hospitial for 4 days and they did a heart cath and told me 1 of my grafts had blocked and killed my heart where the artery was and cant be fixed, and i also have blockages in my legs called pad .the va sent me this month to a c&p doctor and he also told me i have a surgical hernia from my chest to my belly button, i also have sleep apnea ,i would have thought my 70%sc ptsd would have been good enough for iu. and now i have light heart attacks 2 times a week the va told me i would eventully be on oxygen, thanks, and i hope theres something in here we can pick apart.

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i know now why i was denied, because the va said i was able to do sedintary work, i just went to my va primary care doctor for my yearly physical and he put it on record that i can not do any type of gainfull employment due to my sc conditions, i am 90%sc now ,i had a 4 bypass open heart in 06, just had anouther heart attack feb 09 ,they did a heart cath and told me 1 of the bypass grafts had blocked and killed my heart where the artery went ,and cant be fixed, they also went into my legs and told me i have blockages and my vascular system looked like rotten bicycle inertubes, i have ptsd 70% sc and coronary heart disease 60%sc , they denied my sleep apnea as sc i have reaplied for that since i did the sleep study after my open heart surgery in 06 i was found to have sleep apnea and put on a cpap unit, they told me at the va regional office they have my sleep apnea rated as 50% nsc, and i have asked for a increase for my heart due to the damage from the artery that cant be fixed, and pad for my legs. thanks for reading

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i know now why i was denied, because the va said i was able to do sedintary work, i just went to my va primary care doctor for my yearly physical and he put it on record that i can not do any type of gainfull employment due to my sc conditions, i am 90%sc now ,i had a 4 bypass open heart in 06, just had anouther heart attack feb 09 ,they did a heart cath and told me 1 of the bypass grafts had blocked and killed my heart where the artery went ,and cant be fixed, they also went into my legs and told me i have blockages and my vascular system looked like rotten bicycle inertubes, i have ptsd 70% sc and coronary heart disease 60%sc , they denied my sleep apnea as sc i have reaplied for that since i did the sleep study after my open heart surgery in 06 i was found to have sleep apnea and put on a cpap unit, they told me at the va regional office they have my sleep apnea rated as 50% nsc, and i have asked for a increase for my heart due to the damage from the artery that cant be fixed, and pad for my legs. thanks for reading

50% nsc for sleep apnea, what does that mean? Any money, how does nsc work?

Thanks,

Bergie

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WoW! brother thats awful,Yog

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