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    • 25 Year Long Service Connected Disability Denied After C/p Exam.
      ardodd I agree with pete992 My fellow Veteran Brother Never give up on your claim. you don't have to be a combat veteran to file a claim.   you served and did your time  your a veteran just like the rest of us  so if you have a disability to claim...by all means claim it. These claims are never a piece of cake or sure thing ,we all have to fight for what we get with our str's and..medical evidence and good favorable Dr reports (VA or Private)are great to have  its hard for them to deny that kind of evidence. Now with that said ts been known that some veterans have had all the evidence and medical records under the sun to prove there claim and VA still deny's them! eh! (VA don't read all the necessary Documents some times) So the fight is on and some claims take less and some takes a long ass time. If you get denied  they usually will send you the reason why and send you a NOD (notice of disagreement) to dispute what they denied and you can add more evidence and lay statements.(WITHIN A YEAR) Just ask your questions here on Hadit  and some of the elder members with a lot More & good experience and knowledge of VA Claims can help you. Remember Knowledge is Power! And I my opinion that's what we all Need to fight our claims. Don't sale yourself short Buddy.   ........Buck
    • Progress is Progress - However so Slight ;)
      Texas Marine, at this point it might be worth a shot to call the Office of Case Management, try this number-(202)-930-5470, they should be able to give you up to date information and speed things up possibly. Did you have a video teleconference hearing before a VLJ? That is a long time, I had my video hearing at the RO in June of 2015, I believe on the 22nd, by the 17th of August I had the decision from BVA. I hope that they can provide some help and speed up the process!! If that doesn't work, it might be time to send an email to the VA Secretary. Best of Luck to you!!
    • Dr Ellis IMO
      Let me add, after our appointment, it took a little over a week for me to receive the completed IMO. I am on heavy pain meds right now and making less sense than usual! So, first call the clinic, tell them you are interested in obtaining an IMO from Dr Ellis, they will send you the application, after you complete the application(include it in your packet), and gather all of the records you are going to send, including the Summary of Records list, send it off, they will call you as soon as they receive it and usually the appointment timeframe is anywhere from 1 1/2-2 months after they receive your packet. However, after the appointment you will receive the complete IMO usually within 2 weeks, max.
    • Dr Ellis IMO
      hilltravis, I am sorry for the late response, I was having computer issues today! For my appointment with Dr Ellis, I called they let me know to send in all of my relevant medical records pertaining to the issues I need to have service connected (as secondaries in my case), as soon as they received my recs, Dr Ellis called me, I believe less than a week later, and we set up the appointment for almost two months after he called me. I believe he is always pretty booked up, so what I recommend is going ahead and making copies of all of your relevant medical evidence, be sure to send prior VA decisions if you have been denied previously for the claims you want service connected, as well as any c&p exams you might have for the conditions. Send them to Dr Ellis, HOLD UP! First call his clinic, and they will send you the application to fill out, also its very important you include a Summary of Records in the packet, listing all of the recs you included. When you receive the application from Dr Ellis it will have instructions on how to send your recs. After our appointment, (over the phone, as I tried to travel and had to turn around), it literally took only a little over a week. He is excellent! I hope that helps, let me know if you need the number for the clinic, and again, sorry for the late response!
    • Did I get lowballed?
      She did use a goniometer. Which is why I'm confused I didn't get the standard rating. I guess I'll stand my for c&p to contact me. I'm tempted to talk to my VSO about this and see why the rating was so low.    Thanks for your help
    • Did I get lowballed?
      Did the examiner use a goniometer?  If not then he/she just guessed.  And that would be wrong.  Did you use a goniometer? Anyway, you probably and most likely got lowballed.  I asked for an increase after one or two years and I got it because of ROM.  Not sure I felt any different from the first time, but my ROM must have decreased. Keep up the good work, Hamslice Oh, and I forgot, stop at pain, always stop at pain.....  
    • Connect Your Docs
      Anyone have any thoughts on the " Connect Your Docs " feature on eBenifits.  Yes a good thing, or no not a good thing. Supposedly will connect your VA med record with participating civilian records. Lets here it,,, Hamslice    
    • Appealing Retro Pay Percentage
      broncovet, thanks for the information.    I believe the VA has made its final evaluation CUE"d me to 80% in December of 2015.   They made it retro to February 2015, when they raised my disability rating from 10% to 60%.   From February 2007 to February 2014, I was given retro at 10%.   I feel they either did not look at the vision determined by eye doctors, which showed it was at 60%, or chose to ignore it.

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Veterans Getting C&p And Fee Basis C&p Exams.

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It is your claim. With your Survuival or existance at steak, You should do these things before you show up for an Exam.

1: Call the office of the C&P examiner. Ask them if they have your medical information from the Regional Office. If not ask them Why they dont since it is a VA requirement. Tell them you will be bringing yopur own copy with you just in case.

2: If you dont have a copy and you go and they dont have it, Ask them nicely to reschedule it when they get it.

The Bottom line is this. Dont go into the exam unprepared. Doing this will cost you time in getting your claim or even result in an unjust medical opinion which causes a boatload of other issues down the road.

If you dont have a copy of the C File, I urge everyone to get one.

The better educated you are the better results you will have.

J

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I brought two medical opinions to my exam so the examiner to opine the same way. He read them during the exam and I asked if he agreed and he said "sure do, this all makes sense." I was relieved that I had those with me. He didn't have my C-file but he had my VA medical records and I guess he didn't need the file since it was for increase.

dh

It is your claim. With your Survuival or existance at steak, You should do these things before you show up for an Exam.

1: Call the office of the C&P examiner. Ask them if they have your medical information from the Regional Office. If not ask them Why they dont since it is a VA requirement. Tell them you will be bringing yopur own copy with you just in case.

2: If you dont have a copy and you go and they dont have it, Ask them nicely to reschedule it when they get it.

The Bottom line is this. Dont go into the exam unprepared. Doing this will cost you time in getting your claim or even result in an unjust medical opinion which causes a boatload of other issues down the road.

If you dont have a copy of the C File, I urge everyone to get one.

The better educated you are the better results you will have.

J

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It is your claim. With your Survuival or existance at steak, You should do these things before you show up for an Exam.

1: Call the office of the C&P examiner. Ask them if they have your medical information from the Regional Office. If not ask them Why they dont since it is a VA requirement. Tell them you will be bringing yopur own copy with you just in case.

2: If you dont have a copy and you go and they dont have it, Ask them nicely to reschedule it when they get it.

The Bottom line is this. Dont go into the exam unprepared. Doing this will cost you time in getting your claim or even result in an unjust medical opinion which causes a boatload of other issues down the road.

If you dont have a copy of the C File, I urge everyone to get one.

The better educated you are the better results you will have.

J

I bought my IMO & VA progress notes & private doc notes to my C&P exam. I ask the C&P doc did he have my c-file & he said no, so I gave him my notes but he refuse to take them and " I will get the c-file later." The next week I went back to the VAMC to check & eas told that he had picked up the file.

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babyray get a copy of c&p and make sure that the info you offered Doc is in your claim file.

Never ever take the word of someone at VA until you have proof

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It is your claim. With your Survuival or existance at steak, You should do these things before you show up for an Exam.

1: Call the office of the C&P examiner. Ask them if they have your medical information from the Regional Office. If not ask them Why they dont since it is a VA requirement. Tell them you will be bringing yopur own copy with you just in case.

2: If you dont have a copy and you go and they dont have it, Ask them nicely to reschedule it when they get it.

The Bottom line is this. Dont go into the exam unprepared. Doing this will cost you time in getting your claim or even result in an unjust medical opinion which causes a boatload of other issues down the road.

If you dont have a copy of the C File, I urge everyone to get one.

The better educated you are the better results you will have.

J

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I know now that the C&P doctor didn't have any information. I offered a packet and she refuse and was not interested. She make it plain, that she was going down the checklist and ask all these questions.

I did poorly, she open with stressors. This was the first time I talk about them with a stranger.

It put the rest of exam in turmoil. I didn't explain my work problems, I just blew it. My mind was back in Vietnam, and couldn't focus on the questions. My mistake and I will need to do it on a NOD, or appeal.

The C&P exam for the most stressful thinG, I went through since Vietnam, which create the Stressors.

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I know now that the C&P doctor didn't have any information. I offered a packet and she refuse and was not interested. She make it plain, that she was going down the checklist and ask all these questions.

I did poorly, she open with stressors. This was the first time I talk about them with a stranger.

It put the rest of exam in turmoil. I didn't explain my work problems, I just blew it. My mind was back in Vietnam, and couldn't focus on the questions. My mistake and I will need to do it on a NOD, or appeal.

The C&P exam for the most stressful thinG, I went through since Vietnam, which create the Stressors.

sgmdae,

I don't think anyone thinks they aced their C&P for PTSD. When you are driving home you question yourself on your answers to the shrink. Why didn't I say this or that. You just have to wait and see how it turns out. I'm in the same situation as you. My exam was 4 weeks ago. My VSO said I should have cancelled my exam because my shrink didn't believe in PTSD. Its to late now. You've waited 40 years, whats' another six months. Hang in there.

Bill

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WHAT? You mean they have Comp&Pen examiners doing exams that don't believe in PTSD. That's outragious and needs to be investigated. If this is true it's just as bad as that blow up where Examiners were told by higher ups not to diagnose PTSD.

This is scary and the fact your VSO told you this after the exam shows he's not on top of his game either. I would be pissed at my VSO right now.

dh

sgmdae,

I don't think anyone thinks they aced their C&P for PTSD. When you are driving home you question yourself on your answers to the shrink. Why didn't I say this or that. You just have to wait and see how it turns out. I'm in the same situation as you. My exam was 4 weeks ago. My VSO said I should have cancelled my exam because my shrink didn't believe in PTSD. Its to late now. You've waited 40 years, whats' another six months. Hang in there.

Bill

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C&P for PTSD needs improvement

For me to talk to stranger with in two month of my claim was scary

I got to tell you, still havn't recovered from the experience

It damage me more then I can tell, but it is what it is

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WHAT? You mean they have Comp&Pen examiners doing exams that don't believe in PTSD. That's outragious and needs to be investigated. If this is true it's just as bad as that blow up where Examiners were told by higher ups not to diagnose PTSD.

This is scary and the fact your VSO told you this after the exam shows he's not on top of his game either. I would be pissed at my VSO right now.

I'm surprised he would have told you this after the exam even if true. What good does it do?

dh

The VSO told me after the fact because I was not in contact with them when I was scheduled for the C&P.

My guy at the Vet Center looked up my appointments on his computer when I asked him about them. He said the first was for IU and the second was for PTSD with doctor no name. He said that the Dr. was not the type of guy I would like. I said I didn't care because I wanted to get it done. I just wanted it over with as soon as possible.

I knew going in that this guy was a prick and didn't care about the vets. I felt like hurting this guy, that would have helped my claim when I got out of jail. In some questions I think I did bad because I was unable to express myself or recall things. In other questions I think I held my own with the shrink and may have caught him off guard with my answers.

You never know what happens in these exams. The facts are there for anyone to see. I have nothing but time on my hands and its not the end of the world if I get the shaft.

Bill

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