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  1. @broncovet, thanks for your advice. I want to apologize for this long post but I wanted to give you dome history. think I could do this on my own but it seems as though every time I think I have the i’s dotted and t’s crossed then the VA sucker punches me with something else. I filed for and increase of migraines in 2015 due to fact that I developed a facial tic during and after attacks. The VA referred me to. Botox doctor to treat both conditions. My claim for facial tics was denied, so I was advice to claim the diagnosed condition secondary to migraines. And that is where this journey bega
  2. Can someone riddle me this please? So how does the va get away with changing the condition that you have been trying to claim for four years and they have denied before (facial nerve disorder that secondary to migraines) give you a low ball rating on the left side affected area but not the nerve that caused it. They sent me to c&p exam for facial nerve disorder. Examiner stated 50 % or greater secondary to migraines. They made up conditions like unequal smile, unequal eyebrow raise, left side droop to face. I could only find these when looking up the nerve itself and not these as condition
  3. Thanks everyone . I was wondering the same thing in regards to her writing the statement but she volunteered to do it so I’m assuming she isn’t afraid of any backlash from VA. I do know one thing she really wanted to address was the fact that they denied the secondary claim based on the exam findings and the secondary condition was not listed anywhere to be evaluated by her. But she did address it due to our conversation and put on the medical opinion that the secondary condition was at least as likely as not (50% or greater probability) due to or the result of the service connected condition
  4. First let me apologze for this long post. I had a NOD that was submitted in 2016, I opted into RAMP in 2018. I had a c&p done in my hometown by an outsource company called LHI. Exam was very detailed and i think that was due to the fact the examiner was prior military and she suffered the same conditions i filed on my claim. i thought the exam was for both claims because we discussed both conditions. I was requesting an increase for migraines and the other was for a secondary condition from the botox injections given for the migraines. i thought it went ver well, the examiner asked me to k
  5. Update: Went in for 2nd mental health exam. I was thinking it was another one for the claim for anxiety or a followup on the noncombat ptsd. I get there and she tells me it is for a new claim for depression. So now, I am totally lost because again my claims were for 2 other conditions. Now my question is, did VA change the condition and requested a medical opinion and will they automatically deny the other claim and I have to reapply for the new claim that I went for?? by the way, the mental health doctor did service connect me for Major recurring depression with anxious distress due to trauma
  6. Some exams are just for the fun of it for VA. I am getting sooooooooooooooooooooo frustrated right now I can just scream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Put in claim for anxiety and another claim for Ptsd (didnt know they rated under one) ONLY after speaking with VA psychologist the first time. He eventually recommended me to speak with VA Psychiatrist for medicines to help me. Now i am seeing both of them I personally sent in my medical records with dates and hospital stay of stressor/ Buddy statements, etc. Went for exam with contractor. Spent 2 hours with him, he stated t
  7. Thanks Buck52 and Berta, I have copies of my medical and the event, with dates are in there along with some of the info. But my reports does not got into detail regarding the things that occurred while I was in ICU, like the hemorraging, blood transfusions, etc at the hospital. I did send in a Buddy statement from my roommate that was there with me thru the whole thing.
  8. UPDATE: This is what the status of my claim changed to as of this morning. 

    I submitted SMR, lay statements and VA clinic medical records, also had a C&P exam thru QTC for anixety and PTSD. Now they are wanting this, what gives? Are they trying to help me or give more reason to deny claim.

     

    We need specific details of the stressful incident(s) in service that resulted in post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is important that you read the following information and respond to our request within 30 days from the date of this letter. If you do not respond, VA may deny your claim. 

    * Complete and return the enclosed questionnaire. If you are not able to provide the exact date of the incident, please indicate the location and approximate time (a 2-month specific date range) of the stressful event(s) in question. 
    * Provide reports of private physicians, if any, who have treated you for this condition since discharge. The reports should include clinical findings and diagnosis. 
    * If you have been treated for this condition at a VA medical facility, furnish the date(s) and place(s). We will obtain the report(s).

     
  9. UPDATE: This is what the status of my claim changed to as of this morning. I submitted SMR, lay statements and VA clinic medical records, also had a C&P exam thru QTC for anixety and PTSD. Now they are wanting this, what gives? Are they trying to help me or give more reason to deny claim. We need specific details of the stressful incident(s) in service that resulted in post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is important that you read the following information and respond to our request within 30 days from the date of this letter. If you do not respond, VA may deny your
  10. Ok, in Nov '16, I sent in a letter requesting a reconsideration with new material and evidence on a decision that was denied in Dec '15. I sent this information to the Intake Center, well Dec 23, I finally just sent information again on ebenefits so I would not lose my 1 year date, but on Ebennie, I also included new claims that I was told I needed to submit. I completed the NOD form and included it with documents for the claims I disagreed. At the beginning of March claimed moved to prep for decision, then 2 weeks later it was sent back to review of evidence, the next day it moved back to re
  11. So what is going on for the claim to get stuck in prep for decision if no other documents are needed?
  12. My claim status went to prep for decision on 3/3 but estimated date changed from April to May. I was confused on this too because no more documents needed. So why move the date further out? Thanks
  13. I went online and googled the VA ROI form and faxed it to the intake center. It will give you the fax number to send it to. Hope this helps.
  14. Gastone, No sir, I had a QTC exam with Psychiatrist for my claims. I have been seeing VA Psychologist for last 8 months, he has referred me to VA Psychiatrist for mental health counseling and medication regulation. Never done PTSD screenings. During the evaluations with the QTC Psychiatrist and the VA Psychiatrist, both made the statement that I have PTSD symptoms but dont fit all the criteria to be diagnosed with it totally. QTC doctor stated he couldnt make a opinion if I was suffering more from PTSD or depression.
  15. ok, so I went to 1st mental health appointment with psychiatrist yesterday. He also said symptoms of PTSD but not full criteria. Don;t see his notes on HealthVet yet. He also wants to study mt sleep habits and feel like I may have sleep disorder. Gave me sleep diary to do for 2 weeks. Will decide on my next visit in a month if I need to do sleep study. I sent in ROI for QTC exams, I was told it could take up to 30 days to get them and claim maybe already decided by the time I get them.
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