That is good info. According to the VA's web site, Part VI has been rescinded (http://www.benefits.va.gov/warms/m21_1.asp). I wish the VA make things easier by including links to previous versions.
A lot of that reg reminds me of the first denials I received from the VA in 1995. I was denied an initial C&P exam because the rater reviewed my STR's and didn't find the word "chronic" mentioned for some conditions.
Edwin, you will get replies if you post any future questions by starting a new topic.This thread was started by another veteran.
Is the 10% for depression or anxiety or any MH disability?
The claim will be based on the documented medical evidence regarding the disability since 1986 and they will give you a C & P exam..
But the EED for retro if you succeed will be the date of the re-opened claim.
You will need that evidence to re open the claim,if the 10% was a SC MH issue, and even if it was not, and this is the first MH claim you are filing.. and will be same thing...EED to the date of the new claim