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Valhalla0321

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  1. Buck52, Thank you for your reply, My opening statement was to share similarity and thank for elaborating your story line on the ptsd hesitation, i get it! I had a claim for sleep apnea for years and was in appeal BVA for a long time and right after i wrote a reply to this origin i was awarded 50% for OSA. I had been tdiu p/t for years with only a combined 70% and now it's 90% due to the OSA. After decades, i filed for ptsd and announced this to my MH 4 years ago. My MH has written letters and also filed a MSR (medical summary report) and Mental capacity Asessment forms listing extreme severity on multiple checklists. After reading stories like yours i got the courage to seek help and declared my struggles with ptsd. I included some details of this in my previous post reply to you. I am hoping that the VA will move me to a combined 100 with the Tdiu so that i can qualify for SMC because my only income is the VA and i have been struggling since TDIU making payments to many things like my Caregiver that i don't get any help for since i am pre/911 unless The va will include a 2000-2003 inactive reservist post. Thank you Buck52
  2. Update: On top of the listed breakdown of my ratings, i just got back what i been fighting for almost 5 years and the main one was 50% for sleep apnea so now i am 90% and Tdiu. The rest of the ratings are 0% and i wont be able to get those increased because i know i don't meet the criteria and or they don't rate for broken nose and or tooth for example. I have PTSD and my psych from the VA who has been treating me for over 3 years has linked ptsd, dsm5 and more to military service. I would like to attach a medical summary report or mental capacity form here on this PTSD link for anyone who can provide an idea if they thought it met a at least 70% ptsd in which i think besides the 50% apnea that does not tip the scales, 70% then would for an eligible SMC- Please way in and thank you.
  3. I don't know what Delete might stand for however i would like to know as well as i did'nt know that Judges can cancel regardless and at what stage has this ever happened if anyone happens to know?
  4. I'm still waiting for pre 9/11 caregiver support comes hot off the press....
  5. Wow, the anguish. Its like a pow to a system that's supposed to be in favor of the veteran
  6. Buck52, Considering i am dealing with a similar situation and that this post from you is meaningful and relevant to me i wanted to comment with a added question, shared story and a recommendation from you and the audience. I myself did not want to indulge in the PTSD, i was a macho man at heart, young with a family and working with families and students periodically. I agree with you that I myself did not want to be frowned upon, so i kept my mouth shut as long as i could. My short bio, i was a Force Recon Marine and most of my trauma was not falling 9 feet onto my face and deforming it while on a deployment exercise, it was the Marines i trained and deployed with not making it back and like most branches whether your an operator or any occupation- your brothers are your brothers and sisters' and when one falls it hits hard. Well i felt like this every time formation was announced and specially when medals were being handed out to the spouses and or families. Now fast forward from this.. after being a civilian it was hard dealing with the new me however with the help of being in contact with fellow operators and friends from all branches i was able to keep tab on the latest and greatest deployments almost like i was still in the Game. Then came my wedding anniversary a day of celebration even though at this point it was fragile- on this day i got the news about my friend Major Douglas Alexander Zembiec who was KIA on my anniversary and the PTSD monster began. Shortly after this things started to come apart, Marriage, Unemployment, Vocational rehab failed- "untrainable/unemployable and homeless until i met HUDVASH and they got me shelter and then i got help and with a big nudge i walked into the VA and declared. I been TDIU for about 4 years, i have a caregiver that i pay out of pocket because i'm pre 9/11. Been seeing the shrink for about 3 years who has nexus the in service trauma and now i need your help as well if you can, like you have in the past Buck52 or any of audience who i thank for spending the time to read this. Even though i have DBQ's and MSR's and a full bonafied social worker write up that's supposed to be concrete creating a narrative of whole life story including diagnosis, i like many others have been denied SSDI and denied many times to the point my end of insurance has expired but that's neither here or there. Could you help me out with guidance on what i can do with any requests for benefits outside my TDIU? basically i'm 50% migraines a couple 10's for back and knee etc= p/t tdiu. Below are diagnosed issues i am being treated for that i have never asked the VA to compensate me for due to being told about the hamster wheel and possibility of having benefits decreased. I also have a old sleep apnea claim that in a couple of days i will see a VA contractor doctor for his DBQ since my appeal was remanded, oddly i have a 4 year old dbq from my current Neuro who diagnosed me for OSApnea with nexus of in service however it appears the VA needs more data. Please See below and thank you. PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS: DSM 5: PTSD, h/o TBI w/ LOC, depression due to GMC MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS: TBI, Migraines. Neurogenic bladder- per urology, OSA- w/ limited cpap use TARGET SYMPTOMS AND/OR ACTIVE PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESSORS: medical problems, anxiety, poor concentration, nightmares, intrusion symptoms, hyperarousl symptoms, impaired sleep, decreased concentration issues, memory, housing, loss of independence *****************
  7. Great' Thank you for the the breakdown and simplicity plus the hyperlinks this is helpful. In tandem i will be hoping for an award to my appeals remand sleep apnea and i will start a new claim for ptsd/tbi and other things the psych has notated in my record linking in service trauma to what i have been treated and treated for years and not compensated ... because i did not want to rock the boat and the hampster wheel. Regards,
  8. For one, thank you very much for replying and for your knowledge. I filed a couple claims before i was awarded p/t100% that are pending and currently in appeals decision phase/remand. At the moment i'm going to these 3rd party Disability DBQ locations (real doctors or dentist) for the remands on the denied conditions like Sleep apnea, dental-tooth broken nose. In short.. what is statutory SMC? do i qualify if and or how.. please help me understand if and when you get the chance. Also, my VA Psych has linked my in service trauma and TBI the the record and in the diagnosis however i've done nothing to claim because i hear the horror stories and the hampster wheel effect. See below.. Acne (also claimed as "Eczema") 10% myositis and fasciitis of the left Tibia (also claimed as "lower leg condition") 0% Service Connected right knee, osteoarthritis, ( previously rated as Patella spurring, secondary to trauma (also claimed as "right knee, mechanical mobility", Diagnostic Code 5257) 10% Service Connected respiratory condition (also claimed as sinusitis and rhinitis) No service connected left knee degenerative joint disease 10% Service Connected left foot condition with Arthritis Not Service Connected radiculopathy (claimed as lower leg condition) Not Service Connected fractured tooth trauma (#9) Not Service Connected sleep apnea with sleepiness Not Service Connected hearing loss Not Service Connected residuals of Anthrax injections Not Service Connected (claimed as "urinary condition") 10% Service Connected tension headaches (previously denied as headache due to concussion and head injury) 50% Service Connected 02/08/2015 Lumbosacral strain (also rated as "mechanical back syndrome" and claimed as "lower back strain") 10% Service Connected tinnitus Not Service Connected lower lip lesion/incision Not Service Connected residuals of broken nose Not Service Connected right thumb injury with Arthritis Not Service Connected Dermatophytosis (claimed as "Tinea pedis") 0% Service Connected
  9. Very helpful thanks. On a side not i wonder if it benefits me to put in a claim for things like PTSD? you thoughts....
  10. I'm 100 p/t mainly due to migraines, Psych has linked military combat to diagnosis of ptsd, tbi etc.. i've never claimed any of this due to fear of having rug pulled from underneath me however my main concern is i see my psych every month and i inform the Dr. that i'm not getting better " still hard time with night terrors sleep etc" however medication is never changed even when asked and in my notes quite often the Dr. will put that im quoted that i say i'm doing OK.. frustrating this is.. HELP... ive HADIT.
  11. What state are you in? there is a website were it shows per Judge per state the amount of cases and waiting times.
  12. O yeah, i had like 3 different voc rehab letters presenting that i got kicked out of every program including ILP, it went into detail, i had rfc's up the ying yang and more bullets and forms and it did nothing. Actually i don't think the SSA/DDS/ALJ etc even looked at it as when they see VA stuff they know they can say "we don't have to entertain anything from other agencies" which they will shove the article and code in your face if you look like you want to eat it. I think they wipe there....... nose with any VA stuff even with a High powered Attorney. In my opinion, you have to be with a condition that shows your about to kick it and or so mangled and i mean really mangled for them to take money from the SSA pot of gold... My opinion but its deep folks.. its deep. On a side note, if you meant that you are age 56.. that really helps and could do more help then anything you mentioned so far. Good luck, anyone over 50 that is 100 and no Voc rehap approval should be green light in.
  13. O yeah, i had like 3 different voc rehab letters presenting that i got kicked out of every program including ILP, it went into detail, i had rfc's up the ying yang and more bullets and forms and it did nothing. Actually i don't think the SSA/DDS/ALJ etc even looked at it as when they see VA stuff they know they can say "we don't have to entertain anything from other agencies" which they will shove the article and code in your face if you look like you want to eat it. I think they wipe there....... nose with any VA stuff even with a High powered Attorney. In my opinion, you have to be with a condition that shows your about to kick it and or so mangled and i mean really mangled for them to take money from the SSA pot of gold... My opinion but its deep folks.. its deep.
  14. Your not the first person with p/t.. with all the rfc's and letters and xrays and voc rehab denial letters and more"hypothetically".. SSDI can and will deny you if they want to, happens a lot and especially if your ALJ has a track record of denials.
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