I am a bit confused about the qualifications on this particular item. I have read .. hell I can not even explain it as really because it confuses me that much so I am just going to be blunt.. would I qualify for consideration for housebound?
I stay at home most of the time as I am tired most of the time(sleep apnea)/spinal stenosis (which increases tremendously when I travel)/radiculopathy down both legs and anxiety issues.
My fiance' does most of the chores around the house. She would take me to VA appointments because I get easily distracted (because of pain) and basically easily upset when I drive, but she of course works so she can not.
I have a total rating of 90% with TDIU 100%
70% for depression
and the rest of my issues are various ranging from 30%'s/20%'s and a 10%.
Keep in mind, these are strictly personal opinions offered by Hadit members, usually based on to a certain degree, personal experience.
Just my personal take, your Bladder Trauma Claim as Secondary to your MST, in and of itself, really has no bearing on your SC of PTSD. I made a note of your PTSD DBQ Dr's response to Evidence Review Section V 5A, as I recall, I found it troubling. If you choose to, look at it, what do you think?
You did mention you just got a 30% SC Rating, with the PTSD & Bladder Claim Deferred. Do not be looking for a "Quick" claim resolution, an "Inferred IU Claim" statement in an Award Letter is good. As to anything else in your original claim being put off as "Inferred," is troubling.
I could be wrong and for your sake, I hope I am.
I just received the VA EED Award letter today. The Detroit RO CUE Review team must be on the stick.
E-Ben 05/17/16 EED CUE Review Claim closed 07/16, Decision Letter mailed 08/21. Retro Deposit Hit 08/24, Award Letter arrived 08/25.
That has to be close to Speed of Light, as far as VA Decisions go.
Can't say I've filed any other FOIA Requests, other than for my C-File. The VA Addressed your FOIA request, when they acknowledged receipt of it by US Mail. Addressing & completion of the Request seem to be (2) different things.
I can't recall any Vet posting that they got their C-Files, on paper or now on CD, in less than a year. When I got mine in 01/2014, 9in of paper and was only complete up yo the FOIA Filing Date of 09/12.
If there is something in your C-File that you are certain that really need to see and make a copy of, make an appointment for a Supervised Personal View and ability to make limited page copies, at your RO. Not easy to do but it can be done.