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berta in my posts i said if i could get sc for gerd as secondary i would have it

made . what i meant was it would help me get tdiu , i am only getting 30% and on ssi

are you saying i can get tdiu with only 30% i thought you had to be around 40, 50%

to get it.i was declared disabled and have a represenative payee for bi-polar ,same thing

i am sc'ed for. i do believe gerd was added to my ssi claim and the ss doc also included ptsd. however va did not take what he said seriously i may post what thay said about him.

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berta in my posts i said if i could get sc for gerd as secondary i would have it

made . what i meant was it would help me get tdiu , i am only getting 30% and on ssi

are you saying i can get tdiu with only 30% i thought you had to be around 40, 50%

to get it.i was declared disabled and have a represenative payee for bi-polar ,same thing

i am sc'ed for. i do believe gerd was added to my ssi claim and the ss doc also included ptsd. however va did not take what he said seriously i may post what thay said about him.

so if i am on ssi and havent worked in years and getting 30% sc disability

for the same thing. i should qualify for tdiu,is that correct.

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Skunk,

When did the AMC award you the 30%?

I am not Berta, but have you had a C&P lately for your Manic

Depressive Disorder?

Have you filed for an increase. Darn having read your medical records

you should have been increased a long time ago.

Are you taking Lithium for this condition?

You mentioned a denial letter, was this recent and what did you get

denied for. Was it the Gerd?

My daughter is Bipolar and she has been for years, and I am sorry to

say, besides her many medicines, she is back to drinking beer for

the mood swings.

She did the sucide thing, God was above to save her for me,

but she did have to have the electric shock treatments.

My opinion, the secret to your TDIU is to raise the 30%

and fill out the TDIU Papers.

By all means, do fill those out and get those in immediately.

The Best,

Betty

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Skunk,

When did the AMC award you the 30%?

I am not Berta, but have you had a C&P lately for your Manic

Depressive Disorder?

Have you filed for an increase. Darn having read your medical records

you should have been increased a long time ago.

Are you taking Lithium for this condition?

You mentioned a denial letter, was this recent and what did you get

denied for. Was it the Gerd?

My daughter is Bipolar and she has been for years, and I am sorry to

say, besides her many medicines, she is back to drinking beer for

the mood swings.

She did the sucide thing, God was above to save her for me,

but she did have to have the electric shock treatments.

My opinion, the secret to your TDIU is to raise the 30%

and fill out the TDIU Papers.

By all means, do fill those out and get those in immediately.

The Best,

Betty

i was just recently awarded 30% in september , since i got 30% i have filed claim

for gerd as secondary also some more claims however gerd is probably going to

be my best bet. i believe you are right to raise the 30% but i just had c and p

may 20 this year. i think i need more time to get evidence right now , so i told them to make it an informal claim. betty seems you have had same situation i have.

and i believe your advise would be beneficial to me.i dont think a claim for increase will go over right now. i have been thinking of nodding the 30% decision, but have pretty well ruled it out.i am taking depakote , i was on lithium.also can i apply for tdiu now with only 30% sc and being on ssi?

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i was just recently awarded 30% in september , since i got 30% i have filed claim

for gerd as secondary also some more claims however gerd is probably going to

be my best bet. i believe you are right to raise the 30% but i just had c and p

may 20 this year. i think i need more time to get evidence right now , so i told them to make it an informal claim. betty seems you have had same situation i have.

and i believe your advise would be beneficial to me.i dont think a claim for increase will go over right now. i have been thinking of nodding the 30% decision, but have pretty well ruled it out.i am taking depakote , i was on lithium.also can i apply for tdiu now with only 30% sc and being on ssi?

Skunk,

I was wondering why you are not on your Lithium?

You may want to check this one out. You can go to the BVA site and type in Bipolar. Read some of the claims.

O.K the AMC decided the 30%, well they sure rated you way too low, unless your being off the Lithium played a role in this.

I know the depakote is a good stabilizer.

Let's see what the others think, for I am no doctor.

Don't let your time run out for filing a NOD on that 30%

Always,

Betty

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At one time, the VA thought I was bi-polar, I've taken both Depakote and Lithium (NOT at the same time...no, no, no) and believe me, I can understand why anyone would want to be off Lithium....stuff is horrid!!! (just my experience; but I've talked to many others who agree).

Then the VA realized I didn't have BP at all....it was the PTSD. duh. PTSD also is often mis-dx as "personality disorder" of one type or another.

just my 1 cent worth.

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i am going to talk to my doctor why they took me off lithium

could be i live long ways from hosp. and would have difficulty

getting the blood tests you have to get pretty regular . i am also

on a substitute for haldol ,aripiprazole . i know the lithium seemed to help

me more than the depakote. i got to talk to them about this,

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