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JOHN1

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I have been and am currently 30% PTSD diabled since 2004.

Filed for IU March 2009 (PTSD) due to increased severity unable to work

C&P Exam (PTSD) June of 2009

C-file returned for another C&P and Examiners opinion as to iu and if could work.

Attended C&P Sept for the Examiner to review and retest.

Examiner stated' "As requested by the board, opinion the Veteran's symptoms are more likely than not a result of events experianced during military active duty. (He is referring to my tenure in Viet Nam combat.)

Further: RO request opinion reference ability to work (IU).

"Unemployabilty" Veteran is unable to return to workplace even with minimal public contact and minor supervision due to poor attention and concentration and short term recall.

The veteran is not able to handle own affairs without his wifedue to poor concentration.

Prognosis: Poor

Recommendations: Needs PTSD medication and counseling.

Also , in c-file is a letter from my personal counselor of four years, letter from my doctor regarding increased anti-deprssion meds and a VA form staing I resigned four years ago due to "inability to retain information.

Please give me any thoughts as to my sucess

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Please give me any thoughts as to my sucess.

jmho...I've learned not to trust the VA, However, with the limited info you posted, if I had to guess, I would hope you would receive an increase in your PTSD rating, and be granted IU, raising your Comp payment to the 100% level.

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Sounds like a TDIU award but with a possible competency situation-

"The veteran is not able to handle own affairs without his wifedue to poor concentration."

If they say you are incompetent for VA purposes( which is just BS but has protected many veterans)

would you be comfortable with the wife as your payee?

This might not be the case here- but something to consider.

What gets me is that if they do raise this issue-it can add more time to the release of the retro payment.

And you can certainly appeal this if they do want you to have a payee.

Sounds like it should be a P & T award to me too-

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Ditto Bertas Post. looks like IU and a comptetency issue.

J

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The same examiner stated 3 months earlier I "could handle my own affairs" How much is this going to "muddy" the water to get my retro and decision,etc; Please help.

John

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