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PFDR

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  • Service Connected Disability
    90%
  • Branch of Service
    Army

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  1. Hi @Berta, WOW, that is a very detailed reply. Thank you for taking the time in providing your insight. Here is some of my feedback to your questions below: However your request to participate in a Gulf War Study might not be a " reasonable accommodation" as defined in ADA regulations, it might be an "undue hardship" per your employer.- Thank you for drawing out some additional clarification I need to understand. Did the VA ask you to be in this study? - YES, The VA reached out to me requesting to be part of the study Can you tell us what type of study this is, that would r
  2. Thank you for the reply and insight @broncovet . I see your point on a 're-training' type of scenario but with mine it is medical. Also, I do see your point on reasonable accommodations and employment at will, but falling into the 'protected Veterean' status I understand it to be 'cause' being the largest item that may supersede the broad definition of 'right to work'. Just looking to explore options and see if others have had good experiences that they can share with a lawyer/firm.
  3. So, the TL:DR is I am looking for a referral to an Employment Lawyer who specialized in helping Veterans with USERRA, VOW, ADA, FMLA & potential non compliance with - Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. To sum up what has just occurred, I've been employed with a large multi-national technology company for 2 1/2 years, who also does a lot of business with the Federal Government. Things were going well, until I recently started to socialized that I am a 90% rated Gulf War vet and I've just enrolled in a study where I'll need to take off time, more so t
  4. HI Buck, Thanks for the reply. I'm similar to you, I'd be very anxious/unresponsive in a group setting. At this initial phase I'd only engage in a one-one type environment. Maybe over time I could explore the group setting.
  5. Thank you Berta, Yes, I have my SMR's & CIB on the DD-214 for OJC Panama & ODS/S. Since I have decent insurance I'll be running in parallel a private Psychiatrist and will also be working through my VA PC for a VA HM Psychiatrist. Sadly, I feel that you have to, for lack of a better word, "practice" to be prepared for your C&P exam. So I am assuming that discussing my PTSD symptoms with both will make me better prepared for the C&P gauntlet... I could be wrong but that is the sense I get from reading through the hadit forum.
  6. Thank you for the information @Berta & @Gastone I'm just starting down this path and your insight into how to navigate this MH process is key.
  7. "What did the combat vet say to the Psychiatrist?"... Answer - I don't know, I'm having a heck of a time finding one... So here is my request for help from you all who live in Texas - Houston to be exact. Can anyone recommend a Psychiatrist who has experience with Vets (combat vets a plus)? I'm having a hard time picking up the phone to make an appt with a Psychiatrist who may not understand a Vet. I know I can make an appt with a Psychiatrist at the VA but at this point I'd feel more comfortable not going that route if I can.... Thank you for reading my post and
  8. Thanks for the feedback broncovet. I have quite a bit of research I need to get knee deep in ASAP. Glad I came across this site when I did. Great info and great folks helping each other out, I appreciate it.
  9. Hello all - Long time lurker & 1st time poster. First and foremost, thank you. Thank you for reading my post and providing insight to my question. Well, after many years I could no longer take the pain & suffering and at the behest of my wife and friends I decided to get off my duff and start the C&P process. So my question to you all who have traveled this road - did I receive good initial advice for an initial C&P exam at VES? The advice I was given from my local Vet Center adviser was to first & only conduct a C&P exam with issues/ailments that
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