Ok guys and gals, im back after a few months with more information.
So for a little background, my effective date is 12/12/16. It moved to prep for decision in 2 weeks and stayed there for a few months.
then it went back to gathering evidence, at which time i recieved a phone call scheduling me for an exam on march 25.
10 minutes later they called back saying i could come in for an exam tomorrow (which was march 1st).
I attended my c&p exam for bipolar/depression- and the examiner concluded the exam by telling me to go directly to MH because im not mentally healthy or stable.
I have the results from ROI, i scanned them, and posted them online below.
I am currently 80% disabled, none of which are MH related :-( (illness consumed my life beginning midway through my 4 years on AD)
I know im crazy in the head, and this report only makes me feel worse about myself. please dont judge me, im receiving treatment as we speak.
I have asked a lot of questions and i continue to ask alot of questions to learn even more. I think this may be my final question before i file.
So i am currently service connected at 80%
30% allergic rhinitus
10% carpal tunnel
10% cystic acne (due to jet fumes)
Now here's my question.
Back in 2009 i began seeing a shrink for depression. ive been on pills and have gone to a counselor very often ever since.
It is believed that my depression came from the 3 plane crashes that i witnessed. And another 1 that i didnt witness, but i was apart of the HR (human remains) team that shipped the 6 recovered bodies home.
It is also believed that my depression has come as a result of the severe asthma and allergy pains.
Recent my therapist marked me down as bipolar I, fyi.
My question is, do you think i would have a better chance claiming bipolar/depression as secondary to the asthma and allergies.
Or should i just say that ive been depressed from the plane crashes and hr missions.
Or should i just claim depression as its own issue.
please help. Thanks.
I am awaiting the VLJ decision for SC bi-polar disorder.
While waiting, I looked up my current disability rating on ebenefits, and it said I was 70% NSC for bipolar.
Does this mean that when I'm rated SC, I will be rated 70%?
Thanking you in advance.
Yes it's true. I'm clean now and Crackheads hate me, My jealous family hates me, other jealous vets hate vve
course on my ex girlfriend hate me, all my old lying therapist hate me, but thanks to this site I got the right advice and file the right claim and got a hundred percent. First time for bipolar. gaf score of 51, 20 to 25 times in and out of VA rehab, a few lockdown, jail homelessness etc cetera. what the most important thing...is that I love me today!
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68mustang posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research Forum,I was rated at 10% for tinnitus last year by the VA. I went to my private doctor yesterday and I described to him the problems that I have been having with my sense of balance. Any sudden movement of my head or movement while sitting in my desk chair causes me to lose my balance and become nauseous. Also when seeing TV if there are certain scenes,such as movement across or up and down the screen my balance is affected. The doctor said that what is causing the problem is Meniere's Disease. Does any know if this could be secondary to tinnitus and if it would be rated separately from the tinnitus? If I am already rated at 10% for tinnitus and I could filed for Meniere's does any one know what it might be rated at? Thanks for your help. 68mustang
GlennieHB posted an answer to a question,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.
If you are new to hadit and have DIC questions it would help us tremendously if you can answer the following questions right away in your first post.
What was the Primary Cause of Death (# 1) as listed on your spouse’s death certificate?
What,if anything, was listed as a contributing cause under # 2?
Was an autopsy done and if so do you have a complete copy of it?
It can be obtained through the Medical Examiner’s office in your locale.
What was the deceased veteran service connected for in his/her lifetime?
Did they have a claim pending at death and if so what for?
If they died from anything on the Agent Orange Presumptive list ( available here under a search) when did they serve and where? If outside of Vietnam, what was their MOS and also if they served onboard a ship in the South Pacific what ship were they on and when? Also did they have any major physical contact with C 123s during the Vietnam War?
And how soon after their death was the DIC form filed…if filed within one year of death, the date of death will be the EED for DIC and also satisfy the accrued regulation criteria.