A CUE in a recent decision SHOULD be resolved ASAP!
It is callous violation of our rights , for the VA to make ANY legal errors at all.
And they get paid to make errors...no accountability at all.....
I think many errors are deliberate,hoping we do not challenge them....and for some vets, they don't even know a legal error might have been made, an error that keeps $$$ in the VA coffers and not properly in their checking account.And they also might have a vet rep who does not have a Clue on CUE or does understand it but ignores the potential of a CUE 'claim' and never tells the veteran.
This is quite a Victory and everything anyone needs to know about CUE is in our CUE forum.
This has happened to me over the last year at the Boise VA Med Center. I won't mention names, but here's what happened.
Developed sores on my arms and legs, extremely itchy!! Figured I'd use over the counter medicine to try to cure it.
Saw my Psychiatrist (as I do every three months) for medicine. He noticed the sores and said "you look like some of the people that use meth". Gee, thanks Doc.
A couple of months later, I saw my team NP. She determined it was psoriasis and gave me some meds. She told me to call back if no improvement. This was around April 2016. Called back and the nurse took a note. I can see the note in E-Benefits (MyHeathyVet). Never heard from her. Told my anxiety and agoraphobia therapist about it. No help.
Decided "forget them" and went to a civilian dermatologist, who had a completely different diagnosis.
Pretty much the only thing I can count on from the VA is a physical and that my meds will continue to be lowered. I'm thinking that if Doc lowers my meds once more, I'll seek civilian treatment. I don't need a Doc that belittles me and doesn't meet my needs.
My suggestion to you would be to document it and try to elevate it. Then seek treatment outside of the VA.
This is a must listen. Dr Cantrell is a very good advocate for all things PTSD .
I agree with J basser,
If you were rated 90% IU getting paid at the 100% and also 70% for Depression =Meets the Criteria for SMC-S 1
Or if your were IU & Later got 70% Depression
They should have gave you the statutory SMC-S- 1 H.B.
Depression is a mental rating! So it would be separate.