Hey all I have a C&P exam for PTSD increase on Monday, and just want to know if I should bring my MH progress notes, IE from my psychiatrist, MH clinic and such?
Reason I asked is because I had a TBI C&P exam yesterday and the doctor didn't even look at the documents that I brought in because he told me what he has my records when I asked him.
Also how would I be able to check the C&P if it was outsourced and not done by the VA?
Reason I ask is because I had a TBI C&P done yesterday and it was outsourced.
I am getting treatment though the VA, Ie Speech Pathology Therapy.
NEUROPSYCHOLOGY Exam was done maybe last month?
I tell him my story, what happened, my residuals, etc.
He then asks me what I think is making me have issues and problems more, TBI or PTSD. I thought about it for a sec and I told him that I cannot answer that question but if I had to guess it would be PTSD.
What worries the crap out of me is that the C&P was only 20 minutes or so long, I asked the doctor if he wanted my progress notes, my speech pathology therapy progress notes and he said no, I asked if he has my records and he said "Yes".
20ish minutes for a C&P seems extremely short in my opinion, this is only my 3rd C&P by the way, I don't think that it will be a favorable C&P because of how short the exam was.
I don't think civilians understand VA disability. They lump it in with SSDI and Insurance disabilities. Not the same.
The VA comp is the difference between when you signed up and when you left service. They bought you at 100%. You either retire (or leave) at 100% or they pay the difference.
A total guess, but your 40% could be from limited Range of Motion, or even required bed rest.
How riding a bike or playing volleyball a investigator could determine your ROM, etc., would be a good read.
I would imagine your disability(s) are static, which means permanent (almost, I know, but I say permanent)
I wonder how many phone calls the VA gets from civilians questioning a Veteran's compensation?
I would not worry,