Jump to content

Ads

  • Search

  • 0
s1chmoe

Awarded 100% Ptsd, Question Regarding

Question

I was just notified of my increase from 70% to 100% PTSD, it did say that it is not PT and that a future exam will be scheduled. what is the usual timeframe for this (just wondering as I am about to move) and what kinds of benefits come from 100% but not permanent and total, I heard I could use the commisary....My psychologist gave me a letter with a GAF of 30, but in the rating, I guess the psychiatrist who did the c/P exam put it at 40 as that was what it stated in my decision papers. What should I do as far as continuing treatment, I am moving from CA to VA in Sept, then need to register there (I heard the WV medical center is better than the Roanoke medical center. I need to request my c-files and all my medical files according to my current psychologist/therapist because although everything in san diego is all on the computers between medical centers, it won't be on the computers in VA or WV and I should have those records before I move. Thoughts, advice? thank you very much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recommended Posts

Glad to hear it, S1chmoe!

There are numerous benefits that differ by state. Here's a link you can check - State Benefits

I took state benefits into mind when determining where to have residency, since I travel full time.

First thing to check are free or permanent license plates/registration.

There are free hunting/fishing licenses, National park passes etc. Check with your VA Regional Office to get all what you're entitled to.

You can also use BX and Commissary and rec facilities. I called base hotel somewhere and they said if I could get on base, I was eligible to stay there (but they weren't as cheap as I remembered LOL)

All the best with enjoying your bennies and making the move!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ad


What do you think the time frame for the next re-eval will be. I was originally 70% (did not appeal) and did not have to appeal to get 100%, but my award did say there was likelihood of improvement based on my vamc treatment records for this conditions review to June 2010 (i just got the award, backdated to mar 01. it says my vamc records show that i no longermeet the criteria for placement on high risk suicide and my ptsd symptoms have emproved slightly, the assigned rating is not considered permanent and we are scheduling a future review examination to reevaluate your level of disability.

So, since i was almost admitted to the hospital in march, somehow they have come to the conclusion that it is already improving by now... I was not aware, but i did take an anger mgmt class and have felt a little better in spurts, ups and downs.

in the same letter it said I was 70% since 2004 and seeing dr's since then and the va stated that my symptoms appeared to be getting worse. It says the examiner said due to ptsd you were fired and more than likely will not be able to retain work, in addition, he thinks your unemployability is due to PTSD. BUT, I am not IU, I am 100% PTSD in the rating, thoughts on how soon they might reevaluate?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

also, what is the difference in benefits between 100% and 100% PT like, do i get a new ID card and am i able to use the commisary? pls let me know what you think about my above post also. thank you very much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The usual time for a re-exam is 1 - 2 years. You can call the 800 number and ask. It is put in the system when the rating was done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glad to hear it, S1chmoe!

There are numerous benefits that differ by state. Here's a link you can check - State Benefits

I took state benefits into mind when determining where to have residency, since I travel full time.

First thing to check are free or permanent license plates/registration.

There are free hunting/fishing licenses, National park passes etc. Check with your VA Regional Office to get all what you're entitled to.

You can also use BX and Commissary and rec facilities. I called base hotel somewhere and they said if I could get on base, I was eligible to stay there (but they weren't as cheap as I remembered LOL)

All the best with enjoying your bennies and making the move!

You can use on-base overnight housing (such as the Navy Lodge faciities) at MOST bases (according to the orders of the post commander) when you are rated 100%. HOWEVER, you can not use the PX/BX, etc., unless you have an MWR (Morale, Welfare, Recreation or what is commonly referred to as "the tan card"), UNLESS you have made application for the card and provided a letter from your VARO stating that you are 100% P&T. You must apply for this card at the "visitor's gate" at any military base and some Reserve Unit facilities.

just sayin'..................

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Advertisemnt


  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • If you are a Veteran, represented by MOPH, you need to know that MOPH is closing down its offices.  This can have a drastic effect on your claim, and it wont be good for you.  You likely need to get a new representative.  

      This station confirms MOPH is closing its doors:

      http://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Waco--Purple-Heart-veterans-service-center-to-close-its-doors-480422933.html

       
      • 0 replies
    • Retroactive Back Pay.
      Retroactive Back Pay - #1Viewed Post Week of March 19. 2018

      My claim is scheduled to close tomorrow for my backpay.
      Does anyone know if it does close how long till the backpay hits the bank?
      Also does information only get updated on our claims whenever the site is down?
      • 44 replies
    • Examining your service medical records...
      * First thing I do after receiving a service medical record is number each page when I get to the end I go back and add 1 of 100 and so on.

      * Second I then make a copy of my service medical records on a different color paper, yellow or buff something easy to read, but it will distinguish it from the original.

      * I then put my original away and work off the copy.

      * Now if you know the specific date it's fairly easy to find. 

      * If on the other hand you don't know specifically or you had symptoms leading up to it. Well this may take some detective work and so Watson the game is afoot.

      * Let's say it's Irritable Syndrome 

      * I would start page by page from page 1, if the first thing I run across an entry that supports my claim for IBS, I number it #1, I Bracket it in Red, and then on a separate piece of paper I start to compile my medical evidence log. So I would write Page 10 #1 and a brief summary of the evidence, do this has you go through all the your medical records and when you are finished you will have an index and easy way to find your evidence. 

      Study your diagnosis symptoms look them up. Check common medications for your IBS and look for the symptoms noted in your evidence that seem to point to IBS, if your doctor prescribes meds for IBS, but doesn't call it that make those a reference also.
      • 9 replies
    • How to get your questions answered on the forum
      Do not post your question in someone else's thread. If you are reading a topic that sounds similar to your question, start a new topic and post your question. When you add your question to a topic someone else started both your questions get lost in the thread. So best to start your own thread so you can follow your question and the other member can follow theirs.

      All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

      Tips on posting on the forums.

      Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.


      Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.


      Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.



      Leading to:

      Post clear questions and then give background info on them.



      Examples:

      A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?



      I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?




      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?


      I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?





      This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.

      Note:

      Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.

      This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before they hit the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims and this helps us do that.
      • 2 replies
    • I have a 30% hearing loss and 10% Tinnitus rating since 5/17.  I have Meniere's Syndrome which was diagnosed by a VA facility in 2010 yet I never thought to include this in my quest for a rating.  Meniere's is very debilitating for me, but I have not made any noise about it because I could lose my license to drive.  I am thinking of applying for additional compensation as I am unable to work at any meaningful employment as I cannot communicate effectively because of my hearing and comprehension difficulties.  I don't know whether to file for a TDUI, or just ask for additional compensation.  My county Veterans service contact who helped me get my current rating has been totally useless on this when I asked her for help.  Does anyone know which forms I should use?  There are so many different directions to proceed on this that I am confused.  Any help would be appreciated.  Vietnam Vet 64-67. 

Ads



How to get your questions answered.

All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

Tips on posting on the forums.

  1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ ...
  2. Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title ... 
  3. Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help ...
Continue Reading


  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines