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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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Statement Of Support Anxiety Claim

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I have a C&P coming up for my General Anxiety claim; it is secondary to my back and chronic pain. I am going to take my wife since she and my daughter are affected by it more than me.

Should I have my wife and daughter write up statements of support, describing my mental state and how they are impacted??

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By all means. You also, in you own words, should say how your anixiety disorder/depression effects you and your family. Describe how often you have the atttacks and what brings them own. If there is adverse behavior now is the time to speak up. A lot of people post their letters for editing before they turn them in. You can PM it to one of the elders/moderators. Good Luck.

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Have the letters notarized that way the VA seems to give them more weight.

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My rating decision turned around very quick... about 3 weeks after my C&P.

I was rated 50% for anxiety secondary to my back pain..

They upped my rating for my left leg partial paralysis to 40%

And my back rating stayed at 40%..

Total combined rating of 80%..

Thanks for the advice... The statements of support were cited in the abstract of the decision, so they really did help. Also I took my wife to the c&P, and the psychologist would not let her in, so I actually had a panic attack during the C&P. I was really not prepared for that scenario and it freaked me out.

And they connected to my back pain by basically saying it was at least as likely as not caused by my chronic back pain. so it was a coin toss, which put it in my favor.

thanks everyone

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My rating decision turned around very quick... about 3 weeks after my C&P.

I was rated 50% for anxiety secondary to my back pain..

They upped my rating for my left leg partial paralysis to 40%

And my back rating stayed at 40%..

Total combined rating of 80%..

Thanks for the advice... The statements of support were cited in the abstract of the decision, so they really did help. Also I took my wife to the c&P, and the psychologist would not let her in, so I actually had a panic attack during the C&P. I was really not prepared for that scenario and it freaked me out.

And they connected to my back pain by basically saying it was at least as likely as not caused by my chronic back pain. so it was a coin toss, which put it in my favor. did you have this in your smr's or did this manifest itself lone after service.

thanks everyone

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