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I filed a claim in September 2008 for PTSD, Hearing, Heart Condition, ICD, COPD and Diabetes, at the time I filed I submitted several IMOs, in December of 08 I was sent to two different C&P exams with an outsource DR scheduled by QTC here in Houston. Last month I received a request for medical information that I had already provide so I sent it in again. I have yet to be called for a C&P for the PTSD but I did provide medical information showing I have PTSD with a GAF of 45 this is from two different Drs.

My question is what should I do now? I know it hasn't been as long as most of you folks I just really don't know what to do, sit and wait or what. I have called my VSO but thats sort of a joke no info but wait!

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Did you get a copy of the C&P exams? That will tell you where the VA is going most probably. Just respond to information requests and ask via IRIS about the status of your claim.

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Thought about trying to get copies of my C&P exams but I was told that would really slow my claim down so I dropped the idea

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I filed a claim in September 2008 for PTSD, Hearing, Heart Condition, ICD, COPD and Diabetes, at the time I filed I submitted several IMOs, in December of 08 I was sent to two different C&P exams with an outsource DR scheduled by QTC here in Houston. Last month I received a request for medical information that I had already provide so I sent it in again. I have yet to be called for a C&P for the PTSD but I did provide medical information showing I have PTSD with a GAF of 45 this is from two different Drs.

My question is what should I do now? I know it hasn't been as long as most of you folks I just really don't know what to do, sit and wait or what. I have called my VSO but thats sort of a joke no info but wait!

Thanks

September isn't long ago for a claim that involves PTSD. It's a little more involved. If they confirm your stressor you will get an exam. It doesn't matter much that you have a diagnosis unless they can confirm your stressor. Stressors can be confirmed by having recieved certain combat medals, or if JSRRC can confirm a certain event that you were involved in or witnessed. I have an example that I am working on that has gone south in a hurry, and I am now in a "Admin Decision" position that can be costly.

I could explain that a lot better but there are people on here with PTSD and out of respect for them I'm not going to put a stressor event in here. Maybe I can PM you an example of PTSD gone south later.

Bottomline, they will confirm your stressor before they send you for a C&P. At least that is how Our RO does it, and I am pretty sure that is how Houston does it as well.

I sometimes wish I could talk about a lot of things to get them off my chest...The job does weigh on you at times, but the sun will also rise tomorrow, right?

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You should be able to go to the records dept of the VAMC where you got the C&P exam and get a copy. It should not slow down the process unless there has been change Catch 22.

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I had my C&P exams with contract Doctors from QTC so Im told I just can't request a copy from the VAMC, Don't know if thats correct or not!

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I had my C&P exams with contract Doctors from QTC so Im told I just can't request a copy from the VAMC, Don't know if thats correct or not!

Curt,

While I am no expert I have seen experts agree many times with your statement. With a contractor you can only get them form the VA.

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