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  1. I received my compensation letter notifying me that I am 100% disabled, but not permanent. I must have a review 5 years from the date of rating. Why would I get a non-permanent rating when my combined disability percentage equals 310, 280 of which are service connected? I am over 50 years old at the time the rating was given. Should I (How?) pursue getting the status changed to permanent or just wait until the five year period is over.
  2. Hello, I'll go through this in chronological order: On my initial determination letter for 100% rating (May 10, 2011) it says "An examination will be scheduled at a future date to evaluate the severity of your service connected "PTSD". Further in the letter it states, "The examiner indicated that you would benefit from counseling and other mental health service, therefore, there is evidence indicating a possibility for improvement" The assigned evaluation is not considered permanent and is subject to a future review examination". So, I submitted another application for increased determination, for P&T (August 31, 2013), and received a determination letter (October 29, 2013), stating: 1. "Evaluation of PTSD which is currently 100 percent disabling, is continued". 2. "Eligibility to Dependents' Educational Assistance is not established". (Indicating that it's not P&T I'm thinking). So, I called the VA phone number and asked for a letter so I could receive base access and MWR privileges. I received the following letter: "We are giving you this certificate so you may receive commissary store and exchange privileges from the Armed Forces". "This is to certify that xxxxxx is an honorably discharged Veteran of the Army and receives benefits at the 100% rate". I was able to obtain a Base ID Card (DD Form 2765) using this certificate, which I thought required P&T Status to obtain. Sp now, I've gone onto the MilConnect (www.dmdc.osd.mil) website and when clicking the 'my profile' tab I see the following information: Persona Type: Disabled Veteran Disability Extent: Permanent and Total Disability Begin Date: 08-21-2013 I am trying to figure out where exactly I stand. Am I P&T? Am I not? Is my spouse eligible for CHAMPVA? Any assistance is deciphering all this will be appreciated. - DESERT
  3. Here is my situation: I am currently 0% S/C for Anorexia Nervosa. I have a laxative abuse history for over two decades. I am currently in out patient therapy weekly through Tri-West paid for by the VA. It is helping to a point....I have my days... In November of last year I fainted due to my ED and was rushed to the VA ER. I damaged my lower face to include my two upper teeth. I reported this incident to my outside therapist, Chief MH Director of my VA team, and my PCP doctor. Both the MH/PCP doctor's provided consults for me to go to VA dental but Chief Dental Doctor denied all request stating I was not S/C for my teeth...Yes I knew that...So....I had to seek outside dental help and went to my dental doctor and specialist - $4,500 later I got my teeth fixed! Both dentists provided DBQ's on my behalf and I submitted them along with all my documentation to include ER visit to the VA for an FDC claim. I sit waiting now.... Last month I get a letter (Redacted letter.pdf) from the RO office stating: Due to your dental trauma and passing out from your service connected anorexia nervosa, if you would like to file a claim for increase for anorexia nervosa, please submit your application". Well I did some digging and the Anorexia Nervosa disability ratings are TOUGH: 9520 Anorexia nervosa 9521 Bulimia nervosa Rating Formula for Eating Disorders: Self-induced weight loss to less than 80 percent of expected minimum weight, with incapacitating episodes of at least six weeks total duration per year, and requiring hospitalization more than twice a year for parenteral nutrition or tube feeding.................................................................. 100 Self-induced weight loss to less than 85 percent of expected minimum weight with incapacitating episodes of six or more weeks total duration per year ............................................................................................... 60 Self-induced weight loss to less than 85 percent of expected minimum weight with incapacitating episodes of more than two but less than six weeks total duration per year ....................................................................... 30 Binge eating followed by self-induced vomiting or other measures to prevent weight gain, or resistance to weight gain even when below expected minimum weight, with diagnosis of an eating disorder and incapacitating episodes of up to two weeks total duration per year ................. 10 Binge eating followed by self-induced vomiting or other measures to prevent weight gain, or resistance to weight gain even when below expected minimum weight, with diagnosis of an eating disorder but without incapacitating episodes..................................................................... 0 Note: An incapacitating episode is a period during which bed rest and treatment by a physician are required. (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1155) I spoke to my rep at the RO rating office and she indicated that just b/c the rating guidelines state certain "wording" doesn't mean I shouldn't get an increase. I think I should be at least 10% but I DO NOT have "incapacitating episodes" of two weeks...Look at the above NOTE for incapacitating episodes. She advised me to consider discussing with both my therapist and my chief MH doctor about writing a letter attesting to my therapy as "incapacitating episodes". Meaning the therapy I am in weekly should be considered... I am really not sure what to do here??? QUESTIONS: 1) Should I attempt to file an FDC for an increase on Anorexia Nervosa? 2) If so, should I wait until the FDC that is pending for S/C dental (secondary to Anorexia Nervosa) be completed? 3) Is there such a way to get this accomplished? Thank You!
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