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    • yes thats correct brokensoldier244th Also I usually check my appointments in MyHealthyvet   by useing the ''bluebutton'' and clink on VA Notes  & future appointments.
    • As for Dr. Gail Poyner, I was convinced she did my initial C&P exam, but after receiving my C-File, I learned it was from a Dr. Rosco. I'm not sure if I saw her during another visit or if they just look alike. Sorry for that bit of erroneous information.
    • Berta,  Thank you so much for your reply. Yes, I have filed a NOD for the latest PTSD rating and effective date and for my TBI rating decrease. Here is my 2009 decision letter.   2009 - Decision1.pdf
    • Yes , this article quotes her as saying she was fired: http://www.scpr.org/blogs/health/2014/08/04/17100/are-some-veterans-exaggerating-or-lying-about-thei/ I guess she was a QTC doctor? You have the CAB and even if it was issued after VA knew you had it, this is a disgrace. How many other combat vets ( men and women) did she screw for  PTSD claims? if we can see their words in the PTSD denial, we can help more. Personally I think any C & P done by someone who has been "fired" should be a good cause for a better EED. But I saw her name in many articles and cannot determine if QTC or the VA itself fired her and if the firing was specifically for misinterpreting PTSD claims. You certainly should try for a better EED. The diagnosis was obviously wrong from her, but the diagnostic code might have been right.      
    • I just found one of your past posts and regret I never read it that time: Holy S---! in part:
      "Hi Everyone, I am a first time poster. I have been reading this site for a few weeks now and have found it very helpful. This is my story. I served 9 years in the Army National Guard. I deployed to Iraq in March 2003 until March 2004 as a truck driver and witnessed many things. I received the Combat Action Badge (a year or two later when it was created). I was on several convoy's that were attacked with IED's and small arms, including one IED that hit my truck directly. I was not wounded, but was very dazed afterward. It took me several years to come to terms with the fact that I was suffering from PTSD. I was also afraid to seek help due the stigma that I felt it would have created in the Military at the time. In 2008 I ETS'd from the Guard. In 2009, My husband ( a combat vet as well) finally convinced me to seek help from the VA. I went to all my initial appointments, but was very disappointed with the level of care I received. Especially in instances where I would have to drive 3 hours to Oklahoma City, just to be told that one or more of my appointments would have to be re-scheduled. I was told that I have PTSD and TBI in some of the appointments. Later that year, I filed a claim for PTSD, TBI, and gall bladder residuals. (I had to be flown to Germany July 4th 2003 to have my gallbladder removed, then returned to Iraq. ) In my 2009 claim, I was denied PTSD, received 10% TBI, and 0% gallbladder residuals. I did file a NOD for the PTSD, but after that I did not follow thru on anything else concerning the VA. The C&P examiner for PTSD acted like it was impossible for me to have been in combat because I was a woman, and blamed everything on my hormones. I was done with the VA after that. Fast forward to 2013. I was still dealing with PTSD. After years of pleading with me, my husband finally dragged me back to the VA. Since we live on the Oklahoma / Texas line, My husband enrolled me in the North TX VA system. I started receiving treatment there and I was very impressed. I have even started to feel like I am making some improvement. In March 2015, I filed a Re-open PTSD claim and TBI increase. My ebenefits has been bouncing back and forth from "prep for notification" to "prep for final approval" to "gathering evidence" and up and down for three weeks now. It sits at "prep for notification" today. I called the VFW VSO a few days ago and they said that they can see where I have been awarded 50% for PTSD effective March 2015 but my TBI was decreased to 0%. I can see my C&P exam notes in blue button, and the PTSD examiner states that it is the same symptoms that I presented with in 2009. I am very elated that I am receiving 50%. While surfing the web doing some research on VA claims in the last few days, I discovered an article about the OKC C&P mental health examiner (Dr. Gail Poyner) being dismissed in 2010 for not following guidelines and performing test for malingering and pretty much denying most PTSD claims. After more research I discovered that it was the same examiner that I had. She has also written an article stating this out right. While I'm sure that malingering does happen, I wonder if she just assumes that everyone is faking. Although it took me a long time to come forward for help, my symptoms are real and her out right dismissal just made me feel like no one could help me and I just had to suck it up and drive on at the expense of my mind and my family. Does any one feel that I might have a case to appeal the effective date, or should I just leave well enough alone? All advice is appreciated." I definitely feel there is a CUE here and the C & P would have been different (in my opinion, if the new July 2010 regulations for PTSD had been applied-if not by the C & P examiner,but  by the RO when they rendered the decision. Are you able to scan and attach here the 2009 decision, as to their Reason and Bases for the PTSD denial? And what Evidence they used? (Cover C file # name, etc prior to scanning)                           http://www.va.gov/vetapp16/Files3/1621642.txt      

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Important - Form 21-526B

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This was just brought to my attention:

It is highly recommended to use a Veteran's Supplemental Claim - VA Form 21-526b only for new additional, increase, appeal, or secondary claims. It is a special cover sheet which the RO will use to quickly route the claim to the appropriate department, instead of someone having to read and interpret the entire 21-4138.

You can go to Hadit's Homepage - click on Forms -

OR -

click here: http://www4.va.gov/vaforms/

enter 21-526b and a fillable copy of the form will download and open up.

OMB Control No. 2900-0001 Respondent Burden: 15 minutes

VA DATE STAMP DO NOT WRITE IN THIS SPACE

VETERAN'S SUPPLEMENTAL CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THE PRIVACY ACT NOTICE AND RESPONDENT BURDEN INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE COMPLETING THIS FORM.

PART I - VETERAN'S IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

1. NAME OF VETERAN (First, Middle, Last)

2. VETERAN'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

3. VA FILE NUMBER

4. VETERAN'S ADDRESS (Number, street or rural route, City or P.O., State and ZIP Code)

5. TELEPHONE NUMBER(S)

6. E-MAIL ADDRESS (If applicable)

A. DAYTIME (Include Area Code)

B. EVENING (Include Area Code)

PART II - INFORMATION ABOUT CLAIM

7. I WOULD LIKE TO FILE A CLAIM FOR: (Check all that apply)

INCREASED EVALUATION OF THE DISABILITY(IES) FOR WHICH I AM ALREADY SERVICE CONNECTED (Provide the name of the disability(ies))

SERVICE CONNECTION FOR NEW DISABILITY(IES) (List your new disability(ies))

REOPENING OF PREVIOUSLY DENIED DISABILITY(IES) (List your previously denied disability(ies))

DISABILITY(IES) SECONDARY TO MY EXISTING SERVICE CONNECTED DISABILITY(IES) (Provide the name of the disability(ies) and your service connected condition(s))

8A. NAME AND LOCATION OF VA MEDICAL CENTER THAT HAS MY RELEVANT TREATMENT RECORDS

8B. NAME AND ADDRESS OF MILITARY FACILITY THAT HAS MY RELEVANT TREATMENT RECORDS

8C. DO YOU HAVE PRIVATE TREATMENT RECORDS?

YES NO

(If "Yes," please attach the treatment records to this form. If you would like to have VA request your private treatment records, please attach a VA Form 21-4142, Authorization and Consent to Release Information to the Department of Veterans Affairs, for each private treatment provider. The form is available at www.va.gov/vaforms.)

9. I WOULD LIKE TO FILE A CLAIM FOR OTHER VA BENEFITS (Check appropriate box) AID AND ATTENDANCE OTHER (Specify benefit) AUTOMOBILE ALLOWANCE

10. I WOULD LIKE TO FILE A CLAIM FOR ADDITIONAL BENEFITS BECAUSE MY SPOUSE IS SERIOUSLY DISABLED (Please provide spouse's name and social security number in Items 10A & 10B)

A. SPOUSE'S NAME

B. SPOUSE'S SOCIAL SECURITY NO.

11A. VETERAN'S SIGNATURE (Do NOT print)

11B. DATE SIGNED

PRIVACY ACT NOTICE: The VA will not disclose information collected on this form to any source other than what has been authorized under the Privacy Act of 1974 or Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations 1.576 for routine uses (i.e. civil or criminal law enforcement, congressional communications, epidemiological or research studies, the collection of money owed to the United States, litigation in which the United States is a party or has an interest, the administration of VA programs and delivery of VA benefits, verification of identity and status, and personnel administration) as identified in the VA system of records, 58VA21/22/28 Compensation, Pension, Education and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Records - VA, published in the Federal Register. Your obligation to respond is required to obtain or retain benefits. Giving us your SSN account information is mandatory. Applicants are required to provide their SSN under Title 38 USC 5101 © (1). The VA will not deny an individual benefits for refusing to provide his or her SSN unless the disclosure of the SSN is required by Federal Statute of law in effect prior to January 1, 1975, and still in effect. The requested information is considered relevant and necessary to determine maximum benefits under the law. The responses you submit are considered confidential (38 U.S.C. 5701). Information that you furnish may be utilized in computer matching programs with other Federal or state agencies for the purpose of determining your eligibility to receive VA benefits, as well as to collect any amount owed to the United States by virtue of your participation in any benefit program administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

RESPONDENT BURDEN: We need this information to make an eligibility determination for veterans' filing supplemental compensation claims (38 U.S.C. 5101). Title 38, United States Code, allows us to ask for this information. We estimate that you will need an average of 15 minutes to review the instructions, find the information, and complete this form. VA cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless a valid OMB control number is displayed. You are not required to respond to a collection of information if this number is not displayed. Valid OMB control numbers can be located on the OMB Internet Page at www.whitehouse.gov/omb/library/OMBINV.VA.EPA.html#VA. If desired, you can call 1-800-827-1000 to get information on where to send comments or suggestions about this form.

VA FORM SUPERSEDES VA FORM 21-526B, JUL 2009, MAY 2010 21- 526b WHICH WILL NOT BE USED.

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Thanks for the information. It looks like it could be helpful.

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Carlie,

Thanks. Great info. I can see why they prefer this one.

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It probably will help prevent our claim files from being routed to the RO cafeteria. :lol:

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21-526b

(PDF) </FONT>Veteran's Supplemental Claim for Compensation (Fillable)6/10/201005/20101

see attached pdf

VBA 21-526b.pdf

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