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  • Birthday 11/28/1971

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  1. Hi Borthers and sisters thank you for your service. Tomorrow is my 2nd C&P exam on the same matter. The first one was around two years ago. The exam stated that I had PTSD due to service related issues but it not approved for lack of eviedance. I filled out all the proper forms (after a major round around I might add) and know I have another C&P. I'm guessing it's because of the new info but I'm not sure. Any thoughts? Side note I'm crazy stressed about this... How many times are they going to make me relive this??? God Bless
  2. Ok so my PTSD claim was Denied and now I am working on finding some of my brothers that served with me so I can get them to hopefully write letters for me. As it stands right now I have my mother and my brother and the only two friends I have from before and after service that I still keep in contact with writing letters. Can anyone tell me the best way to fourm the letter. As it stands all I can think to tell them is to start with to whom it may concern... Does the VA contact them to confirm the letter or set them up with a deposition hearing or anything like that to put them on record? Anything helps thanks all...
  3. Ok Guys I am so thankful for all the input the problem is that they can not confirm the stressor because I don't feel like I tied them in to the even well enough. I got an article 15 in basic right after one of the events because of what happened I got another for going awol after a different event and another for destruction of government property when I broke my hand after another event. I was in sick call all the time with stomach problems because the stress was killing me. I was on profile as much as I could be to try and get buy with out getting in more shit. At one point they thought I had an eating disorder because I was losing so much weigh. A different time I was close to just giving up and ending it all so I went to the base church and told the pastor I could not do it any more and got but on 24/7 suicide watch. This is all out there for them to see. is it enough to prove the stressor or do I need more? The only person I told was my mom because I was just to ashamed to tell anyone else. What's the best way for me to pull all this together? Again Hoppy and Harleyman I am so thankful for your help. I hope that my questions don't get to stupid but I really have no clue what to do. I feel like I was told that a letter from my mom would be a waste of time because she is going to say what ever she can to protect her son.
  4. Ok Hoppy this is what I can tell you so far. I had an IMO done at the start of my claim and he diagnosed me with PTSD and major depression with a gaf of 45. The exam doctor gave me a diagnosis of PTSD with a gaf of 60. They denied my claim because they said there was not enough to prove my case. I can tie it together for them but im not sure if its going to be enough. Thats why i would like to tell the whole story and get real feedback.
  5. Ok I got the letter In the mail. I was denied for my PTSD not enough evidence to support my claim. Know I really could use some help. I think I should file an appeal but I could use some help. I feel like I need to explain the whole story and tie in stuff that they did not know but I am not sure it will be enough. I am very thankful for everyone on this site not just for there help to me but there service to are great country. I ask a favor now. Is there someone out there that i can tell my whole story to in a private form and maybe get some input as to weather or not an appeal is worth the time. Sorry to everyone but my story is not like most of yours. My PTSD is not from combat and to be honest it shames me that this has made me so weak. So I hope I don't hurt any of you when I ask for just one person that could help. Thanks for everything so far...
  6. Thanks jbasser that was helpful but they still have me at 10% im hoping that is not a sign. Time will tell Thanks for the help...
  7. Im on e-benefits and I can not find where I would go for an ab8 letter. can I get a smidge more help from ya one this? Thanks
  8. Ok i Just logged in to see what the status of my claim was and it said complete on 09-04-2013. Could It really been done already? I just had my C&P for PTSD on 08-15-2013. So does that mean there done or is it a mistake? Is a short turn around time a bad thing? If It is complete when will I be able to find out what the decision was? Thanks...
  9. Hey Jeffs17, I was just on the e-benefits site and it said my case was complete sense you had yours before i had mine I was woundering if it said the same thing when you logged in there to check as well? Just curious I guess
  10. Harleyman Thanks so much for taking the time to look into this for me. Means more then you know. John999 thanks for the feedback but Im new to this so can you tell me what an IMO's is. I dont know if it matters but I did tell the doc during the interview that getting a job is the easy part keeping a job is the hard part. In the 22 years that I have been out I have had close to 30 jobs. does that matter or make any differnce?
  11. Hi Berta, I posted my C&P PTSD eval can you take a look and give me your opinion?

  12. wow not what i wanted to hear. I thought my First gaf of 50 was high and when i saw that he gave me a gaf of 60 i was very surprised. I dont think they know how hard it is for me to keep my shit together. What do i do now? should i file for a new C&P? Do i just wait and then do something?
  13. I have to type this all by hand so if I skip something that might be important ask and I will try and find it for you. Thanks for the help. Does the Veteran have a diagnosis of PTSD that conforms to DSM-IV criteria based on today's evaluation? YES 2. Current Diagnoses a. Diagnosis #1: PTSD b. Axis III - medical diagnosis: ( to include TBI) c. Axis IV- Psychosocial and Environmental Problems: exposure to personal assaults, inadequate income d. Axis V - Current global assessment of functioning (GAF) score: 60 3. Differentiations of symptoms ----------------------------------------------- a. Does the veteran have more than one mental disorder diagnosed? [X] no 4. Occupational and social impairment ------------------------------------------------------ a. Which of the following best summarizes the Veteran's level of occupational and social impairment in regards to all mental diagnoses? [X} Occupational and social impairment with occasional decease in work efficiency and intermittent periods of inability to perform occupational tasks, although generally functioning satisfactorily, with normal routine behavior, self care and conversation Does this stressor meet Criterion A (i.e., is it adequate to support the diagnosis of PTSD)? YES Is the stressor related to the Veteran's fear of hostile military or terrorist activity? No 4. PTSD Diagnostic Criteria a. Criterion A: <X> The Veteran experienced, witnessed, or was confronted with an event that involved actual or threateded death or serious injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of self or others. <X> The Veteran's response involved intense fear, helplessness or horror. Criterion B: <X> Recurrent and distressing recollections of the event, including images, thoughts, or perceptions <X> Recurrent distressing dreams of the event <X> Intense psychological distress at exposure to internal or external cues that symbolize or resemble an aspect of the traumatic event <X> physiological reactivity on exposure to internal or external cues that symbolize or resemble an aspect of the traumatic event Criterion C: <X> Efforts to avoid thoughts, feelings or conversations associated with the trauma <X> Efforts to avoid activities, places or people that arouse recollections of the trauma <X> Markedly diminished interest or participation in significant activities <X> Feeling of detachment or estrangement from others <X> Restricted range of affect (e.g., unable to have loving feelings) <X> Sense of foreshortened future Criterion D: <X> Difficulty falling or staying asleep <X> Irritability or outbursts of anger <X> Difficulty concentrating <X> Hypervigilance Criterion E: <X> The duration fo the symptoms described above in Criteria B, C, and D is more than 1 month Criterion F: <X> The PTSD symptoms described above cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning b. Which stressor(s) contributed to the Veterans PTSD diagnosis?: <X> Stressor #1 5. Symptoms <X> Depressed Mood <X> Anxiety <X> Suspiciousness <X> Panic attacks that occur weekly or less often <X> Chronic sleep impairment <X> Mild memory loss, such as forgetting names, directions or recent events <X> Disturbances of motivation and mood <X> Difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships <X> Difficulty in adapting to stressful circumstances, including work or a worklike setting <X> Suicidal ideation 6. Other symptoms: NO 7. Competency Is Veteran capable of managing his or her financial affairs? YES
  14. Ok thanks for stopping by. I just had my C&P on 8-15 and I have singed into to E-Benefits to find out what the doctor had to say about are meeting. I might be a little slow, ( I did choose the Army after all... LOL JK ) I have been poking around and I cant find where he might have posted it or maybe I found where it should be and its just not there yet. Is there anyway you can help me find it? Maybe a step by step. You guys and gals on here are awesome thanks for the help...
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