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  1. I initiated a claim and just had my C&P exam. I told the examiner about a head trauma but didn’t include it in my initial documentation that I submitted with my claim. the claim is for tinnitus and hearing loss. Is it too late to add an additional statement about the head trauma to my claim or is it worth it? I’m not sure if the rater only goes off what the examiner says
  2. I think I had read something from the law blog about an advantage but can't recall the specifics. I'm 90% now with TDIU permanent and total, but if I got rehabbed and returned to a good paying job, would being 100% schedular be an advantage?
  3. Hello Everyone, This is my first post. Glad I found this website. Seems like you have some great resources and helpful people here. But as a new member of the community, it's pretty overwhelming trying to sort through everything. Ah, I'll figure it out in time. Background: On January 19, 2021, the VA sent me its decision letter on my PTSD claim. I don't agree with their decision--let alone understand it. Question: How much time do I have under the law, federal regulations, or whatever authority applies to challenge their decision? Although this sounds like a simple question, the VA's review rights form was confusing. On their enclosed explanation form (VA 20-0998), it said I had "one year" from the date of the decision notes to elect a review options (Supplemental Claim, Higher-Level Review, or Appeal to the Board). But just a couple sentences later, the form said "if you are a party to a contested claim, you must file an appeal to the Board within 60 days..." Whoever wrote the VA form isn't going to score any points for clarity. Thank you in advance for any answers/explanation.
  4. I’ve done the VA claim-bit on my own. I don’t know if this is a mistake or not. I went to a c&p exam recently. I left somewhat confused. I never had a doctor tell me directly that she was recommending an increase as well as IU. She said though it was ultimately up to the rater. I don’t have her report because 30 days has not passed. I was at 50% for ptsd and 10% hearing loss. During the appointment the c&p doctor quoted a couple other reports where VA doctors I’ve seen at various clinics said that I had “long term, chronic and severe...” (Don’t want to get into the what). I find myself now obsessing if: 1. The c&p dr was lying to about her recommendations; 2. The c&p dr was telling the truth about the recommendations; 3. The rater will decrease my % 4. The rater will increase my% Ultimately it boils down to: How much weight does the rater put into the C&P dr recommendations? Could I really get IU if that dr did actually recommend it? what are the chances? The IU could help a lot, I’ve not been able to work much the past few years.
  5. I have been rated 80% with TDIU since 2013. I recently attended my 5 year re-evaluation for PTSD. My exam results showed up on Myhealthyvet today, but I shouldn't get a decision until June or July according to VA.gov. I just wanted to know what you guys thought my rating "MAY" be based on this C&P. Of course, my PTSD and MDD are firing at max speed right now worrying about it. My concern is the part where the Dr says "Moderately Severe" PTSD and depression. I have heard stories about the raters pulling small words like that out and using them for a reason to reduce benefits. Thank you in advance for your time and responses. cp1.pdf cp2.pdf cp3.pdf cp4.pdf cp5.pdf cp6.pdf cp7.pdf cp8.pdf cp9.pdf cp10.pdf
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