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  1. Hello: My friend lost his 50% PTSD rating. He has taken the steps

    necessary to retrieve it back. He just completed another C&P

    with a VA affiliated physician. He believes that he can possibly

    receive 70%. Any thoughts. He was devastated upon losing

    losing the 50% but he did not show up when asked to for a

    followup C&P. It's a tough process to gain back what you lost.

    Thanks for any input. 

  2. Sorry sir, I hit the wrong key...

    I have bilateral neuro. along with ptsd plus other sc

    was a letter carrier for many years 

    My VSO ( who is terrific) wrote a letter with me requesting I would waiver a face to face dro if I was

    going to be approved. The e-ben page has appeal is complete where it states hearing disposition  states cancelled.

    I can only hope, what a long weekend.

    6-1 appeal was completed.

    Thank you for response!


  3. 7 hours ago, Gastone said:

    What was the NOD Issue and date of the Award?

    Your E-Ben page actually addressing the DRO Hearing is remarkable, in and of itself. Just may be, E-Ben is really getting on the Stick, as to real-time Claim Status.

    Be sure your VA Direct Deposit Bank/CU account is set up to real-time Txt & Email you regarding all Financial Transactions. My most recent 07/16 Retro still hit about 6 weeks before the Award Letter arrived. Can't say I paid much attention to my E-Ben EED Claim Status update, after the Retro Deposit Txt/Email, no real idea of when it changed from Open to Historical.

    Check your E-Ben Award Letter's Section, it will list your New Comp Rate and if P & T has also been assigned. If your IU Award is based on a MH Issue, the P & T might be a stretch.

    Semper Fi


  4. Fellow vets:

    Briefly, I submitted NOD through VA county regional rep along with a letter stating if I would like a personal hearing. However if

    I am to be approved for IU then I would agree to waiver the DRO personal hearing.

    Now on ebenefits it states my appeal is complete, hearing disposition is cancelled.

    It's what I asked for, any thoughts and thanks!



  5. Hello fellow vets:

    Wording from the examiner was "Can do moderate physical labor with his diabetes, but "Would have difficulty using his fine motor skills, requiring light touch sensations. Also has

    bi-lateral hand weakness. (regarding my bilateral upper/lower neuropathy). Was a letter carrier for many years.

    I was denied TDIU. 

    My NOD was carefully written out by a wonderful VSO; still waiting on final decision.

    Could there be a conflict on the decision?

    Thank you very much 

    Make sure to call your mom if you can!

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  6. Fellow Vets, happy new year

    Total 70% (seeking IU)

    10% bilaterals of (right and left) upper and (right and left) lower diabetic neuropathies

    20% diabetes

    30% ptsd with depression   (prescribed meds not permitted while driving Postal vehicle)

    10% tinnitus; 0% hearing

    Was a letter carrier 17 years, out 5 years now, no work 

     Please be the judge of this statements by the C&P doc

     "He can do moderate work with his diabetes."

    "He would however have difficulty using his fine motor skills, including touch sensations; has hand weakness."

    Rater denied me stating I had not shown I was not unemployable...... Currently seeing a veteran rep and have prepared a NOD.

    Any thoughts...

  7. Thanks for all the feedback.

    As a carrier letter carrier, my hands and feet were my tools for success. My examiner checked off that my bilateral upper and lower neuropathies would affect my ability to work and that I had bilateral hand weakness. Also that I would have difficulty using my fine motor skills (meaning hands, fingers, etc.), including light touch sensations.

    Wouldn't this prevent me from doing my job as I was trained to do as a letter carrier?  She wrote I could do moderate work with my diabetes, so the above is what she

    meant for my neuropathy  (bilateral upper and lower).  I believe everyone has a different threshold for pain. Is there a benefit of the doubt???????

    Again, thanks so much for responding.

  8. Hello fellow Vets:

    I would greatly appreciate any feedback.

    70% = 30 ptsd, 20 diabetes, 10,10,10,10 bilateral upper and lower diabetic neuropathy, also bilateral cataracts 0, 10 tinnitus

    I was denied UI; this was the statement of the examiner

    On my C&P VA Examiner stated: that my diabetic peripheral neuropathy impacts my ability to work; however in her description she wrote that I can do sedentary work and moderate physical labor, but that I would have difficulty doing fine motor motor skills, that require touch sensations- the same skills required of a letter carrier (I was a city carrier for 17 years); also stated bilateral hand weakness on her report.

    I've sent off a NOD with help from a veteran service officer, including a IMO from a primary care physician.





  9. Thanks for your reply.

    I have 20% diabetes, + (Left & Right) 10% bilaterals for diabetic neuropathy upper + (Left & Right) 10% bilaterals for diabetic neuropathy lower, and also 10% for tinnitus.

    Rationale was I am unable to work because of my loss of memory "needed" as a letter carrier, and also my hands had become

    weakened because of my diabetic neuropathy, which is super important as a letter carrier. I left my job after 17 years because I could not continue. That was 2 yrs. ago, I was 62.

    Again, thanks!

  10. Hello:

    I received a diagnosis of chronic PTSD "on a C&P exam"

    Without any other information at the moment.

    I am unemployed and unable to work; the examiner was very responsive

    to me during the interview. My paperwork from the Vet Center

    also felt and explained their reason why I should be granted IU.

    I am currently 60% (non PTSD). Can the examiner grant me IU or do I have to attend another

    C&P. Any thoughts. Thanks for your time.


  11. Fellow Vets:

    I was rated 0% service connected for Hearing WITH Tinniuts back in 1970. I filed a notice of disagreement within one year and it remained

    0% for Hearing WITH Tinnitus.

    I understand how difficult the hearing portion is, but shouldn't I have been rated 10% each ear in 1970 for Tinniuts?

    Note: back then it was 10% for each ear. Now I know it's 10% for both ears.

    Then in 2006 when I refiled again took my CAP and was awarded 0% Hearing and 10% Tinnitus.

    Question: Do I have any claim for an error in the rating; should I have been granted 20% service connected back in '70?

    Am I do retro? I greatly appreciate your opinion. Happy Holidays!

    A Proud Vietvet

  12. vietvet. Diabetes affects every system in your body at one time or the other in your life time. They all cause complications such as neurophy of lower and upper extremities, vision problems, tooth problems. If you were diagnosed with diabetes prior to being put on pills you should allready be on a restricted diet. Eventually you will be put on insulin and that will get you a 40% increase. This site has a lot topics on diabetes and I suggest you read all of them and if possible make copies of the ones that apply to you and place them in your files. Ask questions about thangs you don,t understand. The people on hadit have the info to lead you thru this, trust them, I did and it from 40% to 80% in about 5 months. BTW you can ask for an increase at anytime you wish. Its a 50-50 thang, you may or may not get it, but you don,t apply its for sure you won't get anything. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR CLAIM, ALL THE HELP YOU NEED IS RIGHT HERE. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS.
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