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  1. I would say it would be what you would need help with activities of daily living and the job and accomodations you have. I've never heard of it either. Then again, there are plenty of veterans I know that are 100% Permanent and Total and they are working, so I think anything is possible.
  2. I'm service connected for my right shoulder. However, I injured my left shoulder doing a bench press. My left shoulder came out of it's socket and had to be put back in. Can I add my left shoulder for a secondary service connection or is that a bit of a stretch?
  3. Hey bud, I'm bipolar as well. You might want to look into aid and attendance given the nature of our disorder and how it affects our lives. Just food for thought! Very happy for you!
  4. Has anyone had any successful aid and attendance stories? I'm applying for PTSD/Bi-Polar.
  5. Has anyone had any successful Aid and attendance stories they would like to share? I'm applying for PTSD/Bi-polar.
  6. Has anyone had a successful Aid and Attendance claim and if you did, would you mind sharing your story? I'm applying for PTSD/Bi-Polar.
  7. Well, I would be believe the White house. VSOs only have so much access to information and they not be well versed due to inexperience and lack of education on the subject. I'm pretty sure if you lie to the White house, you're going to be in deep doo doo.
  8. I would love to answer your question but I need a little more info. Is Peggy your VSO or working the DAV or American Legion? Sometimes, they can't see it based off not meeting certain criteria to look at decisions. There's one VSO that I have can see everything and other VSOs can't based off what he's qualified to look at. I hope you have a fair decision!
  9. I had a VSO try to scare me for an increase on my shoulder due to shoulder being injured more seriously. They said it was unlikely they would increase my shoulder. What they don't know, is that I went to Physical Therapy School and I know how to do evaluations. I had my wife help me measure my range of motion and I know I warranted for an increase. BTW, I'm 100% Permanent and Total Schedular strictly due to PTSD. If I had one more 10% rating, I would have had another 60% rating which would have entitled me to Special Monthly Compensation S. They looked at my other rating for an increase and I'm getting evaluated for those as well. However, while waiting for a C&P Exam, they automatically granted me at least an additional 10% without a C&P, my guess due to the Coronavirus. What I'm trying to do now is getting my other conditions to add up to 100% so if my PTSD gets better,, which I am trying desperately to do, I don't lose my 100% disability rating. I would love to work again, but I have to cover my ass because my kids could lose their benefits and I'll lose my house. I don't mind living in a one bedroom apartment or heck being homeless again, but I can't screw my family.
  10. So, I figure this might help you wonder if you have qualify for 100% Schedular P&T for PTSD. First of all, I was 26 when I was put for 100% Schedular for PTSD. I don't advise going down this road unless you're already on it, because once you're on it, there's very little chance for coming off. So, I had a tough time at my job and I was experiencing suicidal ideation. I was initially at 50% for PTSD. I was regularly seeing a psychologist and I really wasn't taking meds at the time. I went to the mental hospital for approximately 5 days. They put me on Quetiapine. Horrible drug! I put on so much weight! I started seeing a psychiatrist and took time off work. Put in for an increase, but when I went back to work, it was denied. Then, I quit. I moved in with my in-laws because I couldn't afford a place of my own. I filed again and this was considered homeless because I will living with someone else and the VA expedited my claim. I also went to the mental hospital twice again prior to that. The reason I went to the mental hospital because I was feeling suicidal. If you're feeling suicidal, go to the mental hospital. One, it really helps you. Two, it helps the VA recognize you have a problem. You need to establish a medical record that you have problem. No evidence, your problem can't be that serious, according to the VA. I went to the Independent Medical Examiner. I told him that I have no hope. My life is xxxxxx. All I want to do is drugs to solve my problems. Plus I was 300 pounds at the time. The Independent Medical Examiner told me that he had no hope for me. I was put at schedular for 100 percent for PTSD. My next exam was scheduled in a couple years. Whenever I was suicidal, I didn't deal with it by myself. I went to the mental hospital. I was also applying for SSDI. I got denied initially, but I applied again. I waited a few months and then I wrote Senator Tammy Baldwin. I asked her why the VA, a federally agency that determines disability, says I have total occupational and social impairment and that I'm 100% disabled due to my PTSD, and Social Security, a federal agency that determines disability, says I'm not. I told her that I'm working to get employed again, but I keep failing and that I wouldn't give up. I was also going to college at the time and no lawyer would take my case because I'm trying to get a job even though I'm applying for disability. She contacted Social Security and got me approved. I also went to the mental hospital two to three times on average per year. When it came time for my re-evaluation, it was a slam dunk. They put me at 100 schedular P&T for PTSD. I will say this, when you go to the mental hospital, they do re-evaluate your claim occasionally. They checked up on me last August. Now, what I do when I feel suicidal is contact the crisis line and inform my psychologist when I do. That way it's in my medical record and they don't second guess what I'm rated at. My wife goes to all my appointments and she's my caregiver even though we don't get the stipend, which I'm okay with I guess. I'm financially good. I know mental health very well. Also, went to physical therapy school and I know how to do evaluations. If any of you are in Wisconsin. If you need help understanding your mental illness, regardless of what it is, I might be able to help.
  11. See, that's what I thought. I read some forums that there was a loophole. Like, if it was prescribed by a doctor. I heard the VA does do that. I had a doctor who had a three strikes your out policy. However, it's not legal in my state. I only want to take it to help me sleep.
  12. IF my state legalizes medical marijuana, would the VA still prescribe Adderall and Tramadol?
  13. Hey, I'm prescribed adderall for my ADHD and I'm prescribed tramadol for my shoulder pain. If they legalize medical marijuana in my state, could I use marijuana without losing these controlled substances by the VA?
  14. I know a VSO who has a 100 percent rating for PTSD and he's working. I'm 100 percent schedular for PTSD permanent and total and I'm using voc rehab to get a job so I can be a nurse at the VA. The thing is, they define what total occupational and social impairment means. If you fit that criteria and you somehow manage to find a job despite the conditions that define total occupational and social impairment, you should have nothing to worry about. Plus, you can always fight it if they reduce you or find other conditions that you have and get those bumped so that you'll have a 100 percent rating. Good luck dude
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