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Jaydog

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About Jaydog

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    E-4 Petty Officer 3rd Class
  • Birthday 09/26/1974

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    E-4
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    RENO, NV

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  • Service Connected Disability
    90%
  • Branch of Service
    ARMY
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    Work

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  1. Hello Mark Thanks for your feedback.... I will post a redacted copy of what they sent me and read it for yourself. Maybe I am interpreting in wrong, but I don't think so.
  2. Yes its been a ride for sure. About the back pay. I originally filed in 2014 and they denied me in 2015 the examiner stated i did not have PTSD at the time and so they denied me. I had another C & P exam in Oct of 2018 where the Dr diagnosed me with PTSD and Major depression. What they determined was that they were only going to give me an effective date from then since that's when the diagnosis for PTSD was. I don't agree with this and I filed a timely NOD to a Veterans Law Judge. I don't want anyone to look at it. I want it to go directly go to a judge and use the applicable law on this which should be to the date I originally filed 15 Sept 2014. I believe I will get it to then since they did not apply the law properly. My understanding of the law is that even though I filed for PTSD I am applying for an acquired psychiatric condition which includes all mental disorders relating to the truma. I have notes in my health file and various Dr diagnosis of PTSD. They also stated in the decision letter that only a Board certified psychiatrist can diagnose PTSD . we will see but I do believe i will get an Earlier effective date..If anyone has any input on this would be appreciated
  3. Yeah, I believe so. I am going to go through the RAMP guidelines and see if there is anything in there that states by opting into RAMP changes an effective date....maybe it was in the small print and we just didn't pay attention. I have always been under the impression that opting into RAMP that the only thing different would be the speed of the appeal....we will see, but I plan to file a timely appeal to the board and not choose and of the other options. I need a legal mind to determine this not someone's interpretation of the law....I'll keep you updated as to how its going in the process of appealing a RAMP effective date.
  4. I received the decision in the mail. It states that the effective date they used was the date I was diagnosed PTSD. I need to appeal this to. Its my understanding I was seeking compensation for and acquired psychiatric condition and would encompass all issues not just one. I originally filed my appeal in sept 2015 because i received an unfavorable decision. In the first exame the psychiatrist stated i have multiple mental disorders, but said I did not meet the full criteria for PTSD. Then they stated that a diagnosis of PTSD can only be done by a board certified psychiatrist. I have notes of PTSD in my notes for a long time. Some by nurse practitioner or psychiatrist. I believe they are just hoping I will go away, but they should know by now I just don't and continue to seek the benefits I am owed and deserve.
  5. Hello All, So as of today I was Rated @ 70% for PTSD due to MST.... I first started my journey in Sept of 2014. Not without issue with the system they have in place.... I just want to tell any one who starts this journey don't give up and keep fighting for what you know is yours....I would be happy to help anyone who asks for help in this area....Thank you all for your help and continued success.
  6. Thanks Firedog974. I checked Ebenefits today and My PTSD RAMP Appeal Was approved @ 70 % and 90% overall....My god it feels good. I did notice the effective date is wrong on it, but the main hurdle was getting service connected and will work on the effective date. Good luck to all having claims on appeal. Its a long wait and very stressful.
  7. Preparation for notification......extreme anxiety.......
  8. My Appeal Just moved another step.... It's getting closer, but it has been here in this phase before and went all the way back to gathering evidence.... I have to say this is pretty nerve racking..... In some way having at gathering evidence game me some comfort know they are still working on it. Now its game time do or die and whether all this time spent worrying and going over in my mind if I said something or didn't do enough to help my claim along... I am sure most of you have had those feelings. I have been waiting since 2014 after the denial. Its spent almost a year in RAMP and before that 4 years in appeal status with no movement....I am so ready to move past this. There are 2 outcomes. Approval or Denial. If denial I can still appeal to the board, but I just want it to be done, but I will continue to fight for the benefits that I deserve..... I will post more as updates are made... Current Status: Pending Decision Approval
  9. My RAMP Appeal went to prep for Decision as of 27 Feb 2019 after being in gathering evidence since 12 Jan 2019, but before that it was at Prep for decision .... We will see
  10. Update, I still have not received my Envelope in the mail on how they came up with the decision they made and that was decided on 3 Jan 2019. My RAMP appeal did get split into 2 different ones. Before they split the RAMP appeals they sent me a letter stating they made an error when i first applied back in 2014. The error was about DTA ( Duty to Assist ) and they stated they corrected the error and sending it to the rating activities for further processing under RAMP. I have not heard anything or received anything in the mail. Its almost been a year now. I am assuming they are waiting to mail me the documents until the other RAMP appeal is done, but I just don't know...I will keep updating as more info comes along, but as anyone else have this experience yet ?
  11. Update on my RAMP Claim. Looks like it went back a few steps. It went from Review Of Evidence and then today it went to Gathering Evidence. In a Matter of a week it went from Prep for Decision all the way back to Gathering Evidence. I understand That Ebenefits Is not accurate. Case in point before they decided My other RAMP claim It was at Review of evidence and had a completion date in April, But the next day it was complete, So I don't put much stock in the information it displays. The one thing I can tell by the movement is that it is being actively worked on . Since I opted In to RAMP in March of 2018 and its still there gives me hope it will be Favorable. I know they say this is quicker and supposed to get a decision in I believe it supposed to be 125 Days, but going into this I knew that was not going to be the case. I have been waiting since Sept 2015 in appeal status with no movement. I see progress and I am happy about that. Updates to follow...
  12. My 2nd Appeal in RAMP moved to Preparation for Decision. I did notice they reworded or added different description of the disabilities......I just hope this one is as favorable as the other one.... Ill keep updating as it goes
  13. I received an update... They completed one of the claims I received a rating on some, but i am a little confused on one on the PTSD ( in remission ). They did not service connect me for PTSD and that in Remission wording is confusing me.... I still have the one claim open I posted in an above post and will repost at the bottom... posttraumatic stress disorder with depression and anxiety with alcohol use disorder (in remission) Not Service Connected-PTSD right wrist sprain-Not Service Connected chronic sprain of muscles/tendons of supination and pronation of right forearm/elbow 10% Service Connected 07/11/2016 chronic sprain of muscles/tendons of supination and pronation of left forearm/elbow 10% Service Connected 07/11/2016 left shoulder strain with rotator cuff tear 20% Service Connected 08/12/2012 left wrist sprain 10% Service Connected 07/11/2016 This is the 2nd Appeal in RAMP This is the status of the other claim in which they split my original appeal into 2 The strange part is that 2 of the contentions are the same as the one above just different dates. I'm pretty confused on why this was done Status of Your Claim REVIEW OF EVIDENCE Submitted: 04/17/2018 (Appeal) Estimated Completion: 01/09/2019 - 03/12/2019 Disabilities Claimed: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety with alcohol use disorder
  14. I hope I get a Decision Before the new year. I also Noticed That the spelling is wrong and also it states an ( Increase ) for left elbow condition, but I was never service connected for it also it says left wrist sprain----------- ( REOPEN ). Never opened it, so don't understand that. Most of the contentions say ( NEW ), but there are some wording differences between the 1st Appeal and the 2nd Appeal. Just wanted to share this update... This Is the first Appeal in RAMP Status of Your Claim PREPARATION FOR NOTIFICATION Submitted: 03/13/2018 (Appeal) Estimated Completion: 12/27/2018 - 12/28/2018 Disabilities Claimed: Left elbow condition (Increase), Chronic sprain of muscles/tendons of supination & pronation of right forearm (New), Right elbow condition (New), Left wrist sprain (Reopen), Chronic sprin of muscles/tendons of supination & pronation of left forearm (New), Right wrist sprain (New), Depression to include alcohol abuse (New), Bipolat disorder (New), Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with depression and anxiety with alcohol use disorder (New), Left shoulder strain (New), Right shoulder rotator cuff tear (New), Lumbosacral strain claimed as back condition (New), Cervical intervertebral disc syndrome (New) This is the 2nd Appeal in RAMP This is the status of the other claim in which they split my original appeal into 2 The strange part is that 2 of the contentions are the same as the one above just different dates. I'm pretty confused on why this was done Status of Your Claim REVIEW OF EVIDENCE Submitted: 04/17/2018 (Appeal) Estimated Completion: 01/09/2019 - 03/12/2019 Disabilities Claimed: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety with alcohol use disorder (New), Depression to include alcohol abuse (New)
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