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  1. Wow! Thanks for all the replies folks. It's a bit dizzying. Broncovet - Yes, my SSDI is for PTSD, well they say anxiety disorder. Navywife - Since I haven't received the BBE yet I'm not sure if they flat out denied TDIU or what... Berta and Navywife - That's what I was trying to find. Thanks John999 - Fellow Tampa vet....Thanks for the info. What is Voc Rehab like over here? It makes me nervous to think about. Relax guys! I'm not filing an appeal like tomorrow or anything.....just trying to get my mind on track for what I have to do next. With the holidays coming up I plan to TRY and enjoy them and start the battle after the New Year. I will need time to wrap my head around all the great info you all gave me. Thanks so much.
  2. Carlie - Yes, I plan to enjoy my current victory. Didn't mean to make it sound like I was filing an appeal RIGHT NOW. Have to get my ducks in a row first and like you also stated I do not have the BBE just yet. I am just thinking and preping for the future. I am very happy that I accomplished what I did since I submitted the claim and did all the research myself. I did not use a VSO. The info on this forum helped me so much.
  3. Thanks for the replies so far. Gastone - Yes, I have the results from the C&P exam and I was able to see the 50% SC award in ebenefits under the "My Documents" tab. It doesn't go into detail though which is why I am waiting for the BBE. As for meeting the criteria for each level I would have to say yes that I believe I meet the criteria for 70% as do the doctors who examined me at the VA as well as my personal psychiatrist. Road rage? check. Even documented in my stressor letter. Granted I have yet to be hospitalized but I consider that a good thing....Don't think I could handle that.
  4. Hello, I am a long time reader of this forum, first time poster. I filled a claim for PTSD a year ago this month and just saw that today my claim was completed. I was awarded 50% SC. I have not yet received the BBE detailing everything, just saw the basic info on ebenefits. I plan to file an appeal. My question is this; I have read many times on this forum that if you are receiving SSDI for PTSD then the VA is supposed to acknowlegde that and take that into consideration when determining your disabalilty level. I am currently receiving SSDI soley for PTSD and both the IMO and VA C&P Examiner marked the 70% criteria: Occupational and social impairment, with deficiencies in most areas, such as work, school, family relations, judgment, thinking, or mood. I also filed an application for IU with my original claim. I know they lowballed me on purpose so they wouldn't have to grant me the 100%. Can someone please point me to the regulation that states if you are receiving SSDI then the VA should award 100%? This will give me some ammo when I file my appeal. This is my first claim ever so I am trying to do everything right the first time so as not to get caught up in a never ending battle. Any help would be appreciated. Carlie and Berta your info on this forum in invalubale. Thanks for all the great advice. It has helped me to keep my sanity over the last year.
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