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  1. Thanks for the feedback. Makes sense. My first claim for my PTSD 50% was approved 8/16/2019 and I received over 10 grand back pay on 8/30/1019. The latest one closed on Friday 4/10/2020 sleep apnea secondary to PTSD should be a little over 5 grand. I guess just have to wait and see.
  2. Just wondering if anyone knows what the timeline is to receive back pay?
  3. So today I found my claim was approved today for Sleep Apnea secondary for PTSD for 50%. As promised I have attached all the documents I sent in with my claim. This claim took less than a month from when I sent it into approval. I have also included a copy of the nexus my doctor wrote. With the proper research and a good nexus you can win this. I hope my research willhelp other win their claims. High Risk.pdf How PTSD relates to obstructive sleep apnea & cpap therapy.pdf My Statement.pdf Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.pdf PTSD and Sleep.pdf PTSD Severity
  4. Found out today they approved my claim for Sleep apnea secondary to PTST. Very excited. Will post the links to the studies that I submitted within a few days. Took less than a month for them to decide. Puts me at 80%
  5. Attempting to figure how ratings work when it comes to back pay. Chatted with a few vets and go 2 different answers. Example: Say at the moment I am 60% SC (a 10% and 50% rounded to 60%,) I submitted a claim that has been going on about 16 months and then they approve me another 50% which when rounded brings me to 80%. One vet says I receive the 50% back for the 16 months Example using todays married rates: 50% which is $1795.80 x 15 months which is $26,712 give or take a little The other vet says I get the difference between the 2 example. Total new 80%- old 20" which would be
  6. After a lot of research on the 18th I submitted my claim for Sleep Apnea secondary to PTSD. I waited a while due to the fact I wanted another sleep study done by the VA. Had that completed and placed on a Cpap machine. After doing many months of research I found that many Sleep Apnea secondary to PTSD claims were won by having a nexus letter written by a doctor stating that their PTSD at least likely as not aggravated there Sleep Apnea and that their Sleep Apnea as least likely at not aggravated their PTSD. This is the way my Doctor and my counselor wrote them. I also found 18 studies on PT
  7. Good evening, When submitting a claim how many of you write a personal statement and submit it with the claim?
  8. Just wondering if anyone has granted Sleep Apnea Seconday to PTSD? If so any tips? This is what I have so far. 50% PTSD/MST Had a home sleep study done and was diagnosed with moderate Sleep Apnea with recommendation for cpap. Am in the process of scheduling an on campus Sleep study thru the VA per my PCP's recommendation Have been on meds that cause weight gain xanax for anxiety and atenenol for hypertension Have a letter from my wife stating she notice my snoring and breathing issues when we first moved into gather, this is before I gained weight. Have a l
  9. Time Frame 1987: When I was in boot camp while running are first PT a fellow recruit tripped in front of me causing me to twist and land hard on my left hip. I remember when attempting to get up being in extreme pain and vomiting due to the pain. There was a Corpsman who was there in the building and he quickly examined me and a decision was made to send me back to the barracks and ice over night and to see how it will be in the morning. I could not walk at that moment and was driven back to the barracks. I remember getting helped undressed and placed in my bottom rack. It was a rough
  10. A little confused noticed this on ebennies. It looks like they awarded me PTSD/MST 50% and now have opened 2 new claims one for PTSD secondary to MST and the other ED secondary to MST. Can I get a disability rating PTSD secondary to MST? And if so what kinda rating could I expect? As you you can see by the second picture they opened the claims. I have received the back pay for the original claim. Very confused about this.
  11. Looked on ebennies and Noticed I was awarded 50% for my PTSD-MST Claim. So that Makes me 60% now. I want to thank everyone for there help. I know this is not the end and only the beginning of my journey to recovery but I'm ready and am seeking all the help can get.
  12. Went to Prep for Notification today. A few weird things. They added Erectile Dysfunction secondary to MST to my claim. Did mention it in my letter I wrote by never applied. Thought this was weird. Was added today. Originally they were asking for a Request 4 from the VA. Had checked with my VSO and she stated they were looking for some clarification from the Doctor who gave me the C& P exam. As of Friday of last week she hadn't responded and the Request is now no longer there. Will keep you updated and Just a note I am starting counseling next week. Took a little while to
  13. Here are the results of my C&P exam, Just wondering what you think about it. 1. Diagnostic Summary --------------------- Does the Veteran have a diagnosis of PTSD that conforms to DSM-5 criteria based on today's evaluation? [X] Yes [ ] No ICD code: F43.1 2. Current Diagnoses -------------------- a. Mental Disorder Diagnosis #1: PTSD, Chronic ICD code: F43.1 b. Medical diagnoses relevant to the understanding or management of the mental
  14. So a little concerned. I looked today and noticed the they put in the following request. Request 4 Optional - We’ve asked others to send this to us, but you may upload it if you have it. <VA Medical Facility> Anybody want to chime in what this means?
  15. Toddt it was the VA Why yes Master Chief I do!! Typo!!!!
  16. I had a DBQ done on June 11th and was just wondering if anyone could give me a rough timeline when it should show as submitted in MyVA. Its still listed as requested.
  17. So I survived the DBQ. I will admit it was the toughest thing I ever had to do. I had a female Doctor who allowed me time to explain my feeling and I didn't feel threatened or rushed. The questions that were asked opened up a lot of flood gates and to be honest I shed a lot of tears. She seemed very understanding and allowed me to take breaks as needed. The whole DBQ took about 2 hours. Before I left she took me aside and stated She definitely feels I suffer from PTSD and should look into counselling, which I am doing. She was going to finish up her report and submit it by the end of the da
  18. Received the call from my local VA to set up the date for my C & P exam. Next Thursday the 13th at 8:00 in the morning. I thought I was ready for this and while on the phone with the receptionist I started shacking and my pulse went up to 156 beats per minute. I took the day off from work and my wife will be with me for support. She will stay on the grounds and I will call her when done. I am a nervous wreck but know I can and half to do this.
  19. Sorry, I've taken so long to respond have a lot going on. Doc25 I was looking at the DBQ form for hypertension and attempting to figure out how they rate it. If my Doctor writes a nexus letter and fills out the DBQ without having me stop my medications to do the 3-5 day multi readings they would like: and covers the following #1. Current service connected disability. (You have that.) #2. Current diagnosis of condition claimed. (You have that.) #3. Obtain a nexus of opinion that states the minimum threshold as follows: The veteran's claimed condition is "at least
  20. My personal Doctor feels I should file a hypertension claim secondary to my PTSD/MST claim. Looking through my Military medical records it shows that my BP started elevating after the events started both systolic and diastolic numbers. About 3 months after my discharge one of my doctors placed me on bp medications and I have continued taking them. Even while on them my diastolic is always around 82-85. My question is that I am aware that the VA wants a 2-5 day consecutive reading to diagnose hypertension. I have been on hypertension medication now for over 25 years. My personal doc
  21. Noticed today my claim finally should up on MYVA for initial review. To be honest to see it online knowing that the journey to tell my story and get the help I need was very overwhelming. it was a very emotional day. I know that my journey has just begun and one of the hardest part of it the C & P exam will be coming soon. I think of all the things I dread its C & P exam the most. Tp come out about what happened to my Wife and my doctors was by far the most hardest thing I ever had to do. Now I have to relive it again to a complete stranger and I am scared to death. Although everyone
  22. I met with a VSO on Feb 8th 2019 and started my MST/PTSD claim. To be totally honest I am scared to death. The incidents happened during my Navy duty 88-89. I had hid it from everyone including my wife until this past December. I had went to a VSO to talk about other claims when it slipped out and I was offered help to form a claim. We filed an intent to claim in Dec 2018. She suggested I talk with my wife and make an appointment with my doctor. After sitting and having a very emotional talk with my wife and with her support I made an appointment with my personal doctor. I am very lucky to h
  23. Looking for some guidance. I served on active duty in the Navy from 87-90 overseas on a ship. My original plans when I enrolled was to do 20 years, Back in Dec of 2018 I met with and amazing Veterans Service Officer about a tinnitus claim which was approved. While there she had handed me a bunch papers about claims and one was on PTSD and MST. She was copying and I was reading the PTSD-MST document and it triggered a bunch of emotions where I started shacking and tearing up. The VSO walked in and noticed my state and asked me if I was ok. I tried to answer her but, couldn't she went and got
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