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Hello all, I've been trying to figure out a way to a rating increased to 60% so I can receive SMC-S. I'm already rated 100% P&T, hence the need for one disability to be rated at 60%. I've been looking through my ratings and I think my best bet is to try to get my 30% rating for insomnia disorder with bruxism increased to 70%. Of course, my insomnia has worsened a lot since I received a 30% rating for it in 2014 and I have extensive medical records showing how bad it's gotten. I even take Provigil now for excessive daytime sleepiness. I know there is not a specific rating criteria for insomnia so the VA rates it analogous to mental disorders. I have also been diagnosed with anxiety and major depressive disorders as well and tried and failed on many antidepressants. I'm not service connected for this but I could probably I could probably get this on a secondary basis. I'm looking for advice on the best way to attack this. Should I just ask for an increase in my in my insomnia rating? Should I try to get service connected for anxiety and major depressive disorder? Should I apply for both and just let the VA combine them? Any thoughts?
Pitman87 posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research Forum100% schedular ptsd 50% sleep apena 10% bilateral pes planus with smc -s all are static over 7 years.I didn't ask for the smc but was awarded it ,can that keep me from working?
100% TDIU Schedular rating 90% 70% PTSD 50% Headaches (Reason for TDIU) 10% Ankle 10% Tinnitus 0% Back 0% Hemmorhoids I have a few new claims going on but I was granted TDIU exactly 2 years ago and all this has not changed since then. Thanks in advance.