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Just found out from the toll free number, I am going for an

unemployability C&P.

I called straight to the VAMC and it is scheduled for the 20th of

August.

I thank My dear God above the C&P is with the first PhD Psychologist

who was so kind to me for my first C&P. October 18, 2004.

He gave me the "More likely than Not" my Anxiety was the result of

service.

Of course this didn't suit with the VA so I went before the two quacks

alone.

Of course their decision was a P.D. Disorder and not a result of

service.

BVA and the AMC and back to BVA Judge granted benefits.

It is written by the Doctor in this C&P of 2004, I last worked in

1983 and had to discontinue employment due to high levels of Stress

and Anxiety.

It has been 25 years since I last worked, this would be 1983.

I was granted benefits from 1992 to date. The VA has determined this

was my first filing date.

2005 - 2008 - 70% for Chronic Anxiety with Depression

Both C&P's have noted that I filed my first claim in 1978, but the VA

now insist it was 1992.

When I go would it be alright to show him his C&P and what

should I take with me.

Thanks as Always,

Betty

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Hey Betty.

I'd take it with me, but I wouldn't whip it out right off the bat.

I'd just say something like "It's so nice to see you again. I don't know whether you remember....yada, yada. Just to let them know that you're a repeat customer, so to speak. The record that you take with you, will also already be in your MedRecs, and hopefully the doc has already reviewed it. They are supposed to have reveiwed it and all other records ya know.

Good luck, by-the-way, although I don't think you're going to need it.

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Thanks Larry,

I wasn't sure of how I was going to handle this.

For you remember the two quacks out voted him and sort of

made him look like a fool and then the BVA stated

this C&P doctor and my IME Doctor gave them the true

picture of my history and conditon.

Thanks a bunch!

Betty

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Betty:

Please take no offense but considering your age and disability already ratted this should be easy as pie.

My recommendation is take your husband with you. Don't over dress its not a job interview.

Answer the questions briefly and to the point.

Don't fret and know that you have a bunch of people rooting for you.

Good Luck

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Betty, i agree with Pete and wish you the very best...I also will be rootin for ya..Peace, William

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Betty:

Please take no offense but considering your age and disability already ratted this should be easy as pie.

My recommendation is take your husband with you. Don't over dress its not a job interview.

Answer the questions briefly and to the point.

Don't fret and know that you have a bunch of people rooting for you.

Good Luck

Pete,

No offense taken. At my age, I would not be hired if I were in

perfect health.

I just don't know how to deal with the 25 years since being employed.

The rater giving me that 10% for 1992- 1997, because I had been

married for over 20 years, got alone well with my children and had

some friends and she by her own accord chose to quit her job to work

at home.

The twenty years is correct, strange how they gave me that 70% for

being married 43 years, guess he figured I didn't have enough sense

to leave.

I will be curious to see how in the end this NSC Pension comes into

play stating How I have been unempoyable since 1983.

Wasn't my age then.

Thanks a bunch!!

Always,

Betty

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Betty,

TS here in the amen corner: "I thank My dear God above the C&P is with the first PhD Psychologist

who was so kind to me for my first C&P."

I think it's a good idea to take your copy to the exam and like what Larry suggested you do.

Regarding your EED: "Both C&P's have noted that I filed my first claim in 1978, but the VA

now insist it was 1992." have you challenged the effective date yet w/ a NOD? I would send them copies of both earlier C&P exams and highlight, underline, and draw arrow to the statements that you first filed in 1978 and request an Earlier Effective Date of 1978.

I thought the VA was supposed to rate you based primarily on occupational ability and not social. That social impairment was secondary to occupational impairment. I don't know why I think that or where I read it so perhaps someone can chime in w/ a citation to that information.

I would have your husband write a lay statement that your disability has been a challenge in your marriage. Really, he is the only one who can say whether or not your disability causes problems in your marriage.

I am really happy that you are going in for an IU exam, though I think it's pretty amazing given the evidence they have that they felt it necessary to do so, and take it as divine direction that you got the good shrink again!!

Take care and keep us posted,

TS Snave

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