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  1. I had c&p and most boxes were checked. I was total social & occupational impairment for ptsd. My 50% was continued because they said I started taking my meds again! even though my treatment records supported 100%. good luck to you.
  2. No she is very much supportive of me. She knows that I have problems with hearing voices and hallucinations as well as depression. She always writes my progress notes as severe.
  3. I had a c&p which the examiner checked almost all boxes and rated me 100% total & social impairment. I am 50% ptsd now. My c&p indicates that I am worse however Ro says now that I am taking my meds I am doing better which is not true. Still hear voices with most 100% symtoms. It is very true that I am in depression mode.
  4. can regional office change my service connected ptsd to depression.
  5. can ro office change your ptsd to depression. I am service connected for ptsd now on appeal it seems they want to change it to depression.
  6. LarryYoung3

    Admin Review

    another method to make you wait.waited three years for decision now i have been waiting over three months in prep, for decision. since you dont have any claims it is hard to say but i really hope it works in your favor.
  7. can anyone respond to my call for help concerning admin. review posted twice with no reponse. Need advise on this topic.
  8. LarryYoung3

    Opinion On C&p Exam

    Valdrina I was recently denied higher rating for ptsd . I have all the symtoms for 70-100% . I am at 50% now. Had c&p exam which doctor said 100% total social and occupational impairment. received soc that said that i am taking meds again and kept me at 50%. Then I checked e-benefits and it showed admin.review for new claim of depression. I thought depression was included as part of ptsd.three months in admin. review at prep. of decision. Appeal since 2011 of original disagreement of 2006.Can you shed light on admin review. thanks
  9. LarryYoung3

    Administrative Review

    yes my case went to admin.review after 3 days. In prep.for decision since May 8. admin.review must be another way of making us wait even longer. good luck to you.
  10. I withdrew my tdiu application because american legion told me that I could not file since I had original appeal in for ptsd. that was in 2012. Must be true because I filled again in 2013 and claim was closed because of my appeal for ptsd . I am going to hire lawyer in a few more weeks. Hoping that since im in admin.review at prep.for decision stage I might get some action soon. thanks for advice. My appeal has been going on since 2006.
  11. Thank you for replying. I don't receive SSDI. I'm too old for Voc Rehab. I'm a Vietnam Veteran. Below is the VA's Reasons and Bases. The VA examiner rated me on my PTSD Stressors. VA Reasons and Bases "Outpatient treatment records from February 2005 through Mat 7, 2014, were reviewed and considered. There has been continuous treatment for psychiatric problems. The treatment is reported having started in 2006. You reported feeling increasingly irritable and mentioned having a temper. You were going to group therapy and being open discussing the problems you were having with posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. In June 2013 you reported having started back taking medication following fear of thoughts to harm yourself ; adding that voices have decreased and you denied thoughts of hearing self/others. . April 11, 2006, the report was moderate symptoms ( e.g. flate affect and circumlocutory speech, occasional panic attacks or moderate difficulty in social occupational, or school functioning (e.g. few friends, conflicts with peers or co-workers). . January 30, 2008, the report was serious symtoms ( e.g., suicidal ideation, severe obsessional rituals, frequent shoplifting) or any serious impairment in social, occupational or school functioning (e.g., no friends,unable to keep a job, cannot work). . February 14, 2012, the report was serious symptoms (e.g., suicidal ideation, severe obsessional rituals, frequent shoplifting) or any serious impairment in social, occupational, or school functioning (e.g. no friends, unable to keep a job, cannot work.) . January 10, 2013, it was moderate symptoms (e.g., flat affect and circumlocutory speech, occasional panic attacks) or moderate difficulty in social, occupational, or school functioning (e.g. few friends, conflicts with peers or co-workers). . January 24, 2013, the report was serious symptoms (e.g., suicidal ideation, severe obsessional rituals, frequent shoplifting) or any serous impairment in social, occupational or school functioning (e.g., no friends, unable to keep a job, cannot work.) You are reported to be receiving service through the military sexual trauma program at_________. You are seeing a psychiatrist and been prescribed three medications, Citalopram (used as an antidepressant to treat the depression associated with mood disorders,) Risperidone (a benzisoxazole derivative used as an antipsychotic agent), and Clonazepam (kloe NA ze pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat certain types of seizures. It is also used to treat panic disorder.) VA examination performed March 8, 2012, at _____ was reviewed and considered. The examiner had an opportunity to review the claims folder prior to the examination being performed. There was a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder. Global Asssessment Functioning Scale (GAF Scale) shows you having serious symptoms (e.g., suicidal ideation, severe obsessional rituals, frequent shoplifting) or any serious impairment in social, occupational, or school functioning (e.g., no friends, unable to keep a job, cannot work). Thre was no evident of traumatic brain injury (TBI) symptoms. You have been married twice with the current marriage being for the past 14 years. You reported no friends to speak of an you remain a loner. Your work record is reported being spotty. You are receiving disability benefits from Social Security Administration. The posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms are reported being: difficulty falling or staying asleep; irritability or outbursts of anger; difficulty concentrating; hypervigilance; exaggerated startle response. You have a depressed mood (feeling state or prolonged emotion that influences the whole of one's psychic life) with anxiety and suspiciousness. There are sleep problems and impairment with short and long term memory. You have problems establishing relationships, impaired impulse control and suicidal ideations. There is neglect on personal hygiene and intermittent inability to perform activities of daily living, including maintenance of minimal personal hygiene. All of this is attributable to posttraumatic stress disorder. Statement in Support of Claim (VA Form 21-4138) received June 11, 2012, was your request to cancel the request for Individual Unemployability consideration. Veteran's Application for Increased Compensation based on Individual Unemployability (VA Form 21-8940) was returned not completed. 38 U.S.C.$5107(b) provides that when "there is an approximate balance of positive and negative evidence regarding the merits of an issue material to the determination of the matter, the benefit of the doubt in resolving each such issue shall be given to the claimant." Therefore, "when a veteran seeks benefits and the evidence is in relative equipoise (balance), the law dictates that the veteran prevails. The benefit of the doubt rule does not apply because there is no approximate balance of positive and negative evidence as to the issue being considered. There are variations in degree of disablement associated with the posttraumatic stress disorder. The evidence when viewed as a whole supports an evaluation of 50 percent is assigned for occupational and social impairment with reduced reliability and productivity due to such symptoms as: flatten affect; circumstantial, circumlocutory, or stereotyped speech; panic attacks more than once a week; difficulty in understanding complex commands; impairment of short- and long-term member (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. Although you reported having problems in your marriage, you remain married. Also, when asked to complete an Veteran's Application for Increased Compensation based on Individual Unemployability (VA Form 21-8940) for a history on employment, you returned the application and asked that issue be dropped. A higher evaluation of 70 percent is not warranted unless there are deficiencies in most areas, such as work, school, family relations, judgment, thinking, or mood, due to such symptoms as; suicidal ideation; obsessional rituals which interfere with routine activities; speech intermittently illogical, obscure, or irrevelant; near-continuously panic or depression affecting the ability to function independently, appropriately and effectively; impaired impulse control (such as unprovoked irritability with periods of violence); spatial disorientation; neglect of personal appearance and hygiene; difficulty in adapting to stressful circumstances (including work or a worklike setting); inability to establish and maintain effective relationships. Although the Global Assessment Functioning Scale (GAF Scale) may be particularly useful in tracking the clinical progress of individuals in global terms, using a single measure, it is to be rated with respect only to psychological, social, and occupational functioning. It is important to note that the GAF score is a scale reflecting the psychological, social, and occupational functioning on a hypothetical continuum of mental health-illness. The evidence of record does not show that the case presents such an exceptional or unusual disability picture as to render impractical the application of the regular scheduler standards. This case has not been submitted for extra-scheduler consideration because there are no exceptional factors or circumstances associated with the disablement. For example, the disability has not required frequent periods of hospitalizations, nor does it present marked interference with employment."
  12. I am 50% ptsd filed nod with hearing. After waiting over three years I received statement of case. they denied my appeal for original higher rating for my ptsd. I never received my hearing. they said my symtoms were in line of my 50% rating. Had c&p in 2012 doctor checked most of the boxes and rated me 100% total social & occupational impairment. After two days I noticed My claim in admin. review. they put in new claim of depression for me. just wondering I thought Ptsd included depression. I thought my rating should be 70%-100% or IU since My ptsd has prevented me from employment since 1997. Any advice for me . been fishing since 2006.
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