Jump to content

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

  • Advertisemnt

  • 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

  • Search



  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
RH6

New C&p Results

Question

I often view these pages but this is my first time posting. I'd like to see what you think the outcome of my case might be and the reason why you think that. I'd like to know so when I get my decision I can have a baseline to temper my response. It feels like I'm walking in the dark on this sometimes. Just want an azimuth check. Thanks in advance.

Current:

10% tinnitus

0% Foot abnormality (soft pea sized growth near my bunion)

0% adjustment disorder

0% eczema

Denied:

Shoulder injury

PTSD

I have submitted my NOD and taken two new C&P exams

New information.<BR style="mso-special-character: line-break"><BR style="mso-special-character: line-break">

7806 Dermatitis or eczema.

At least 5 percent, but less than 20 percent, of the entire body, or at

least 5 percent, but less than 20 percent, of exposed areas affected,

or; intermittent systemic therapy such as corticosteroids or other

immunosuppressive drugs required for a total duration of less than

six weeks during the past 12-month period............................................................. 10

I was prescribed a corticosteroid for treatment recently. Which the size of the rash on my chest didn't change prior to the new treatment, it DID change once it was prescribed. The treatment is helping. My take, just from the new prescription I can expect this to be bumped from 0%- to 10%. I submitted the medical report to be included in my DRO report.

R Shoulder (dominant)

This one is confusing.

I have submitted buddy statements as to the time and place of my injury (Iraq 2004, during combatives training) and the ongoing loss of use while in service. I did not have a preexisting condition.

results

abduction 0-90 with complaint of pain at end of motion

forward flexion 0-80 with complaint of pain at end of motion

external rotation 0-65 with complaint of pain at end of motion

internal rotation 0-70 with complaint of pain at end of motion AND snapping sensation during the maneuver of shoulder with pain. Apprehension test is positive and sulcus sign is positive.

Diagnosis: Mild subluxation of the right shoulder with chronic tendonitis

Is this rated under 5200 or 5201. And if so, where do I stand? Does the pain and tendonitis matter?

PTSD

AXIS I PTSD

Axis II deferred

Axis III See medical record

Axis IV Problems with primary support group, occupational problems, problems relating to social environment

Axis V 55

I am employed.

There are 18 total pages of the assessment for the PTSD exam. It took over 2 hours. I thought she was very thorough. I also submitted a statement from my wife detailing the last six years worth of problems and I also wrote a statement detailing why I felt I did in fact have PTSD and not adjustment disorder.

It also said that I did meet the criteria for B, C, D without getting into all the detail.

Degree of severity: Moderate

Chronic

Bottom line, I think I have met the level for PTSD recognition. Now for the levels.

Under 9440 I’m somewhere in-between because I don’t have continuous panic attacks. But I do “weekly or less often” I feel like I fit the 30% level almost to a “T”. I don’t have impaired judgment but do have difficulty in “establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships”. My panic attacks aren’t as often as outlined in the 50% level.

Social impairment in judgment thinking, family relations, work, mood: YES (with examples)

Judgment :NO

Stressors are outlined in the report.

It was noted in my files I was diagnosed with PTSD in 2007 but that was either overlooked or disregarded in my initial claim. Who knows.

Occupational and social impairment with reduced reliability and

productivity due to such symptoms as: flattened affect; circumstantial,

circumlocutory, or stereotyped speech; panic attacks more than once

a week; difficulty in understanding complex commands; impairment

of short- and long-term memory (e.g., retention of only highly learned

material, forgetting to complete tasks); impaired judgment; impaired

abstract thinking; disturbances of motivation and mood; difficulty in

establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships ............... 50

Occupational and social impairment with occasional decrease in work

efficiency and intermittent periods of inability to perform occupational

tasks (although generally functioning satisfactorily, with routine

behavior, self-care, and conversation normal), due to such symptoms

as: depressed mood, anxiety, suspiciousness, panic attacks (weekly or

less often), chronic sleep impairment, mild memory loss (such as

forgetting names, directions, recent events) ...................................................... 30

Occupational and social impairment due to mild or transient symptoms

which decrease work efficiency and ability to perform occupational

tasks only during periods of significant stress, or; symptoms controlled

by continuous medication .................................................................................. 10

What are your thoughts? Thank you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recommended Posts

Welcome to Hadit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads



07 you were diagnosed with ptsd by whom? No follow up since that diagnoses. What era are you from? Combat? I think if you give a little more history we might be able to offer some insight or thoughts of what could be suggested for follow up. Glad you have decided to join hadit too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's my background.

Service from 1998 to 2009.

Iraq 2003-2004, 13 months

Armor/Cav Officer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

07 you were diagnosed with ptsd by whom? No follow up since that diagnoses. What era are you from? Combat? I think if you give a little more history we might be able to offer some insight or thoughts of what could be suggested for follow up. Glad you have decided to join hadit too.

I was diagnosed in 2007 by a Doc at an Air Force base. But it looks like they originally did a poor job on the diagnosis but did list all my symptomology.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was hoping to get a little more feedback...

Maybe no one really knows.

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
Sign in to follow this  


  • 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

    • 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.
      • 0 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. 
    • e-Benefits Status Messages
      e-Benefits Status Messages 

      Claims Process – Your claim can go from any step to back a step depending on the specifics of the claim, so you may go from Pending Decision Approval back to Review of Evidence. Ebenefits status is helpful but not definitive. Continue Reading
      • 0 replies
×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines