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    • Been busy, apologize for the tardiness. Currently waiting for my C-file. Until then I am still getting all of my service illnesses taken care of by private board certified doctors by my company insurance I work for.  Some is out of my own pocket for instance the chiropractor and one time specialty physician. So as soon as I get the C-file, I will schedule my appointment with Dr. Steingart, and post my full review of what I know will be the favorable outcome for the IME.
    • Floridanurse, Not sure if you will get anything out of what I have to say, but maybe something will catch your eye. You mentioned teeth grinding in your post. Is it documented in your service medical/dental records?  Here's why I ask, I endured jaw pain to such a degree that it interfered with eating and sleeping. I had to massage my jaw muscles so I could chew my food, during the worst of it.  I went to the medical center a few times, they referred me to the dental clinic where they noted excessive wear on my teeth, but could find no physical causes. They deduced that the grinding and clenching was most likely due to work related stress. Fast forward 17 years and I learned I could claim it, did so, got denied. Filed appeal, got IMO/IME, with nexus letter stating at least as likely as not, citing SMR entries that noted the 4 year history of jaw pain. Denied.  Both times they reasoned that since it wasn't diagnosed as so in my SMR, they would not grant it. However they did grant that it is there and is valid, but is being recognized as a symptom of MH illnesses. Fortunately for me I do not have any SCD for MH. Or not so fortunate for me, but I do have a current DX of MDD recurrent with SI...from the VA, which puts me firmly in the 70% rating. If I had it service connected, that is. For me, though, it may not matter, but for you it may get you a secondary to PTSD claim.
    • Congratulations Thomas54  way to go buddy! Victor82  it depends on what they rated you for? If its TDIU P&T Then no you are not suppose to be doing any kind of work.
    • MSR is Military Service Record, and SMR is the same just Service instead of Military.  Pretty much first day of boot camp till your exit physical, preservice physicals are usually included.
    • A similar thing happened to me and they shot it down very quickly- In my NOD -.... I made a specific bullet point paper listing the dates of the connections to dx./ treatment dates and any doctor information-  - "bolded and underlined for clarity" - Good Luck 





Mooshi

Ptsd And Ssdi

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I have a question on this combination. I am 30% disabled for PTSD and just recently got my Fully Favorable letter for SSDI after the third try. Since my VA paperwork means nothing to the SSA, does my SSDI letter mean anything to the VA? I am basically asking if I can now raise my 30% rating for PTSD now that I got a Fully Favorable letter from the SSA. Also am I eligible for anything else? Do I also file for SSI while I am waiting the 30 to 60 days for my pay rate for SSDI or what do I do?

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Mooshi

You can not get ssdi and ssi. ssdi is total disability, ssi is a supplament for ss retirement when that check is below poverty level. if ssdi is based on your service connection disability than it could help.

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I have a question on this combination. I am 30% disabled for PTSD and just recently got my Fully Favorable letter for SSDI after the third try. Since my VA paperwork means nothing to the SSA, does my SSDI letter mean anything to the VA? I am basically asking if I can now raise my 30% rating for PTSD now that I got a Fully Favorable letter from the SSA. Also am I eligible for anything else? Do I also file for SSI while I am waiting the 30 to 60 days for my pay rate for SSDI or what do I do?

Mooshi,

What is your SSDI award for, is it the PTSD?

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Mooshi,

What is your SSDI award for, is it the PTSD?

Yes. It is for PTSD, major depressive disorder(same as PTSD?), and non service connected Sleep Apnea.

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I dont think you can file for SSI since you have been awarded SSDI benefits-

because the retro SSA disability check would limit you for SSI for that retro period-anyhow

"does my SSDI letter mean anything to the VA? I am basically asking if I can now raise my 30% rating for PTSD"

Yes if they awarded solely for the SC PTSD.

Same as my husband-30% SC, then award from SSA solely for PTSD , then 100% SC P & T for PTSD from VA.

Everytime I post this as personal example- I forget and have to add-

I do not recall anywhere that the VA used his PTSD award from SSA.They didnt even attempt to get those records until we took action on that.

The SSA award he got was based solely on VA medical records.

When the VA continually ignored some extensive psychiatric tests he had done , I told his shrink and the shrink wrote a letter to the VA mentioning he had received SSA for PTSD and the shrink gave me copies of the psychiatric records the VA had not considered to send to them.The 100% SC PTSD was a posthumpous award.

Make sure that the VA does obtain those SSA records (even if they are all VA records)

as the SSA determination is in essense an independent medical opinion that they must consider.

(Washington V Derwinski)

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I just got back from VA and DAV. I even had the SSDI letter which they didn't even want to look at. I was a bit confused. DAV told me since I am 30% PTSD with SC I would have to get another C and P exam to get to 70% before I could jump to 100%. What are they talking about? Very upset right now. I made a call to my local Congressman's office and they invited me to meet them tomorrow. More to follow I guess.

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