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About Squad227

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    E-3 Seaman
  • Birthday 01/13/1979

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  1. I actually got my packet in the mail the same week. Decision was made on June 4, packet arrived June 6, and backpay was deposited in my account on June 9. Seems they are on the ball lately. You should have it soon.
  2. Ok. Thanks. The appeal part was confusing me.
  3. Under the claim where it says Decision Letter Sent, it says "Appeal possible". None of my other claims say that. Does this mean simply that I can appeal the decision?
  4. Titan, You will hear mixed reviews on eBenefits. Some have had experiences where the time line was way off. My experience was great. I put in a claim back in Sep for PTSD and tinnitus. It stayed in the "under review" phase for months. Finally in April I noticed it went to "gathering of evidence". I got my letterbthe same week for my C&P exam scheduled for May 16. At this time the estimated claim compketioj date was from mid July to early Sept. Well on May 28 my claim jumped up to "Pending decision approval". Totally bypassed two or three phases. The estimated completion date jumped up to late June to early Aug. Then suddenly yesterday, claim was completed and I was able to see my new rating when I downloaded my benefit summary letter. So you just never know. It seems lately (maybe because of political pressure) claims are moving quick. Good luck.
  5. My doc started me on trazadone in conjunction with prazosin, seems to work pretty well. Only been two weeks.
  6. In most cases C&P exams would cone in the Gathering of Evidence phase, prior to the Review of Evidence phase. Does he already have a diagnosis of PTSD documented?
  7. It seems that within the past month or two, things are kind of moving a little easier and quicker with the VA. hopefully it will continue. Or maybe it's because so many eyes are on them. Either way, congrats on getting your claim completed. Hope you are able to get all the hell you need.
  8. This place is very useful! Smart folks on here. I just started on here, and I've elarned a lot from reading. Feel free to ask anything you need to know.
  9. Start by getting accounts for ebenefits. This website have lots of information you can use. I just received my entire medical record that I ordered from ebenefits.
  10. Ya know...most of us are loners too brother...but here, we're family. Welcome.
  11. Had my C&P and the civilian doc didn't follow the format I usually see posted on here......hard to interpret. I'm thinking it seems to fit a 50% rating...but maybe 70%? Any advice or thoughts? He does stay depressed on a daily basis with sad mood and crying spells, the insomnia as noted, poor appetite with a 25 pound weight loss, the irritability and rage, anhedonia, lethargy and fatigue, some chronic headaches and passive thoughts about death but no active suicidal ideation. No psychotic symptoms. Section V additional symptoms to PTSD: Depressed mood, anxiety, suspiciousness, chronic sleep impairment, disturbances of motivation and mood, difficulty establishing and maintaining work and social relationships, difficulty adapting to stressful circumstances, inability to establish and maintain effective relationships, and passive thoughts about suicide without active plan. There seem to be no other symptoms related to a mental disorder that have not been listed. The effect of the PTSD and depression on his occupational and social functioning would be causing deficiencies in all of these areas in that he has been fired from one job both due to theft and it sounds like to his rage and irritability and pushing a supervisor through a wall which would definitely not be a good way to stay on a job. He has also had significant interpersonal problems in that he has had a divorce and breakup of a fairly long-term relationship all due to his irritability and his distancing of himself emotionally from these women and he has been unable to have other relationships since then other than with his daughter. Axis I: Posttraumatic stress disorder, chronic, 309.81; major depressive disorder, recurrent, severe, 296.33. Axis II: Deferred. Axis III: As noted above. Axis IV: Level IV stressors with his ongoing severe depression, anxiety, inability to interact with others and find social contacts as well not having a job or financial support. Axis V: GAF as noted above.
  12. My C&P notes finally showed up online. The civilian doctor didn't really follow the format that most of you all post...but I recognized a lot of the same wording. I'm guessing either a 50% or 70% rating. Hopefully it goes fast.
  13. Did she try looking at the VA notes on Myhealthevet?
  14. Sweet! Congrats! Hopefully they will not ever mess with it again!
  15. Thanks. I made it out of the VA today alive...so I'm counting this as a good day!
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