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Unemployability/social Functioning Exam


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I notice that Hoppy posted this. Does it exist?

I sure need a copy for this up-coming C&P, the 20th.

Thanks,

Betty

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Josephine,

I used the wrong terminology for the exam. It is called Social and industrial adaptability or something like that.

I wii try to find a copy of the exam work sheet.

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The last two paragraphs are from BVA remands. The one requires that the veteran be examined and the other requires that the veterans folder be evaluated. I guess there is no specific name for the exam. All I know is I had one of these exams and I had to show up and talk to somebody. The somebody was the disabled lady.

Arrange for a VA examiner to review

the claims folder and state whether it is

at least as likely as not that the

veteran is unable to secure and follow a

substantially gainful occupation solely

due to his service-connected

disabilities, which include PTSD and

frostbite residuals of each lower

extremity. In this regard, the examiner

should also consider any impact on

employability caused by nonservice-

connected disorders including

hypertension, coronary artery disease,

hyperlipidemia, benign prostatic

hypertrophy and depression. Any opinion

should be accompanied by a clear

rationale consistent with the evidence of

record. The claims file must be reviewed

in conjunction with the examination, and

the examiner's report should indicate

that such review occurred.

1. Schedule the veteran for a VA

examination to evaluate the impact of the

his service-connected PTSD on his

employability. The examiner should opine

as to whether the veteran's service-

connected PTSD alone, without

consideration of his numerous non-

service-connected disabilities and age,

render him unable to secure or follow a

substantially gainful occupation.

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Josephine,

I used the wrong terminology for the exam. It is called Social and industrial adaptability or something like that.

I wii try to find a copy of the exam work sheet.

Thanks Hoppy,

Sure would and do appreciate so much,

Betty

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The last two paragraphs are from BVA remands. The one requires that the veteran be examined and the other requires that the veterans folder be evaluated. I guess there is no specific name for the exam. All I know is I had one of these exams and I had to show up and talk to somebody. The somebody was the disabled lady.

Arrange for a VA examiner to review

the claims folder and state whether it is

at least as likely as not that the

veteran is unable to secure and follow a

substantially gainful occupation solely

due to his service-connected

disabilities, which include PTSD and

frostbite residuals of each lower

extremity. In this regard, the examiner

should also consider any impact on

employability caused by nonservice-

connected disorders including

hypertension, coronary artery disease,

hyperlipidemia, benign prostatic

hypertrophy and depression. Any opinion

should be accompanied by a clear

rationale consistent with the evidence of

record. The claims file must be reviewed

in conjunction with the examination, and

the examiner's report should indicate

that such review occurred.

1. Schedule the veteran for a VA

examination to evaluate the impact of the

his service-connected PTSD on his

employability. The examiner should opine

as to whether the veteran's service-

connected PTSD alone, without

consideration of his numerous non-

service-connected disabilities and age,

render him unable to secure or follow a

substantially gainful occupation.

Hoppy,

I am so uneasy because I am going back to the first Phd Psychologist

that stated the "More than Likely my Anxiety began in service."

You mentioned once that Dr. Muxxx stated that I quit my job in

1983 due to high stress level of the position in 1983.

He didn't secure this information from me, as it is written in

my own doctor of 30 years medical records.

I believe this is why I had the C&P with the two Psychiatrist 5 months

later.

Will the VA repeat history with another C&P if they do not like what

he states this time ?

My age of 64 cannot be a factor, but the non service connected

illnesses that I have would not be considered by the VA as a

disability.

I became a diabetic in 2002 and I take 250 milligrams of Glupahage

with a stable HBA1C of 5.5 and no higher than 6.

The inner ear conditon 1995 with no medication.

Hypertension has always been under control. This cannot be considered

a diability either.

I am going to take with me the medical records from 1965 - 1979, for

some reason the VA does not want to acknowledge them.

They are not mentioned in the denial with the SOC.

The C&P doctors mention the records and so does the BVA.

Have I forgotten anything.

Thanks,

Betty

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Betty, havent got a 'social functioning exam' yet, but was evaluated for IU w/physical issues. So of course I'm interested because I think that exam may come with 'round' 2.

Here some shared thoughts on my exam for physical issues,

Doc sure spoke fast when asking how far could I walk 'say a couple of blocks or so without stopping?' Doc said 'you're young, you probably walk around the store shopping for a few hours'. You do enjoy shopping for your family dont you? (Hardly gave me time to think or process what was presented).Expecting my answer quickly I may add. 'Just tell me in your own words...no need to look at those papers...'

Doc was 'feeding' me thoughts to respond to. Guess its a docs job, whether I like it or not. Doc tried to get me very comfortable at first and break down barriers. Again docs job. Again, the same reason I would take my husband or a close freind with me whenever possible! Docs have a agenda to meet and me? I have success to get.

Yup, if I get a C&P exam again, its my job to stay 'cool' or 'cold' as a patient. I'd have notes regards last time I worked, whats broke down, what I did and why I am so 'broke down' I cant work, or always drive to work, serious impact on my family, or whatever. I want to give the doc a copy of my notes to include in the exam too! (I'm gonna announce handing the letter over in case they are recording the exam for transciptionists!")

Don't know if this makes any sense, just sorta helps to get out my thoughts,

Best to ya,

CG

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