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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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I am diagnosed as having Chronic PTSD with major Depression and Generalized Anxiety with a Gaff score of 55. My question is what are my chances of receiving a decent rating and how much?

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In my opinion it all depends on which state and regional office you fall under. My GAF is 35 and I'm 50%. I live in a chinchy state though. I have seen vets with GAF scores of 45 be 70% disabled.

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I am diagnosed as having Chronic PTSD with major Depression and Generalized Anxiety with a Gaff score of 55. My question is what are my chances of receiving a decent rating and how much?

The first hurdle is to receive SC for one of these 2 disabilities,

VA only pays comp for one MH Disability.

The gaf score plays into a PART of this but not all of it.

Minimum comp for MH is 10 %.

I can't guess on what you may receive.

Getting it SC'd has to come first - if you get SC'd and feel your

evidence should rate a higher percentage then you would NOD

the percentage awarded.

jmho,

carlie

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My GAFs are 45-55 and I got 30% from the Nashville RO. It's currently under appeal for a higher rating.

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My GAFs are 45-55 and I got 30% from the Nashville RO. It's currently under appeal for a higher rating.

Rentalguy my orginal rating was 30% and was increased to 50% after my NOD. Treating VA doctor gave me a 35 GAF and C&P doctor gave me 45 in the 10 C&P minute session, so they went by the treating doctor after I produced the treating doctor records in the NOD.

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