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Sorry, was kind of angry with the my doc from last post and forgot the rest of my question. However, the SSA DDS also requested records from the VA. Now my question is, do they request the records directly from a particular department and name as I listed on my application or do they request "ALL" the records from the records section? I have all up to June 07 in my possession. Will they take the ones that I have or do they have to come directly from the VA.

My Psych is waiting for them to send paperwork to her, but if they are only waiting on the medical records she won't be able to give her impression seperately, is this correct? Can anyone just basically tell me how they do this and what else is there that I can do to help myself. The DDS told me that they can' move forward until they get these records. Man they sure do sound like someone "kicked them in the ankles" at that office. Are they always so grumpy maybe they need to see my psych themselves, ya think?


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When I filed for social security I gave them my copy of VA records that I had and was told they would send for their copy as well. (Not that they didn't trust me but, they need the sealed one straight from the VA to them) They come from the records center just like everyone else that asks for them so the sooner they ask for them the sooner they will get em. This is what they told me and it seemed logical. Also the VA did the same thing, requested records from the social security admin. To bad they dont have linked computers eh?

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When I applied for SSA disability, I (as you did) included pertinent VA and private medical records, as well as the filled out privacy act requests authorizing SSA to get medical records. I did identify the VARO that actually has a copy of my records, as well as the VAMC and veterans clinic under the VAMC.

Actually, the SSA decision in my case was based solely on my private medical records. I did include a statement that "to the best of my knowledge" which was gained by a review if all the medical records-- that the VA records were less accurate and consistent than the private records, and that the VA records had data that was obviously "gun decked". One area that was obviously falsified was referrals to VA specialists. Only two referrals were ever made, one of which was a "video consultation". The VA neglected to tell me beforehand that this was to be the case. If I had known, I would have gone to a private specialist instead. A hundred and twenty two mile round trip for a "video conference" is not worth the time, effort, and expense.

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