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I have 4 C&P exams this Friday. All for increases. (Migraine, PTSD/depression/anxiety/chronic pain/agoraphobia, bilateral foot pain and knee pain increase [including VA issued knee brace and civilian issued AFO foot brace]). Should I have my wife ad adult kids who both witness and suffer from my mood swings, depression, anxiety and antisocial like living on a daily basis? They can also talk about my constant leg pain and migraines. I also want my supervisor to do one regarding my migraines that have me leaving work early, alot. But that is a touchy subject, because I don't want me asking him to affect my employment. Also I hide a lot from them, to keep my job, like just suffer with headaches and migraines at work. Or fake my way through the day, pretending to want to be around people.
Galen Rogers posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research ForumHello All, I am in the process of submitting a new claim and requesting old ones to be reopened. I have read a lot about the Buddy Letters and own own supporting lay letters. One site strongly recommended that you use a Sworn Declaration form instead of the VBA-21-4138-ARE form. The reasoning is that the VA supposedly sees those forms for so many different things that they really don't even read them. Has anyone found this to be true and is the Sworn Declaration form better?