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Depression Nexus


Hi, I know you guys probably see this question a lot. But I have a claim in for Depression, I was never seen for a C&P for depression. I was told my claim since Nov.08 is at the rating board for the second time. In short, I started to have depression and anxiety in active duty, but I never saw anyone until I was in the reserves years later. The only nexus I have is from the past three years of VA psych. doctors and my reserve unit in 2006 saying I could not be sent to Iraq because of psych. meds.and they were going to try to discharge me. My last GAF was 53 with generalized anxiety disorder. So I guess I am asking is, why no C&P exam for depression and is there enough to connect for my claim? Thanks, your replies would be great.

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my raters triggered the exam for me.then in weeks i was sc'd.

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my raters triggered the exam for me.then in weeks i was sc'd.

Hi thanks for the reply, what do you mean? You went to a c&p when your raters requested it. In my situation I would think they would have already done that, since my depression has been in since Nov.08. And were you sc'd for depression alone or was it because it is caused by something else, like a previous sc'd disability? Also did you have a nexus or were you seen for depression in active duty? Thanks Jim

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It doesn't sound like they have enough for service connection at this point. What region are you working with? Hopefully, they won't just deny your claim and make you go through the NOD process, but I would be ready for it if I were you. It sounds like a long time to set up a C&P exam. It also sounds like your file may have sat on someone's desk for a while and then got shuffled to someone else. Hopefully, they will act on it and set you up for an exam.

Yea i agree with all above... i would try to start seeing a v.a. phy or imo for it and start build up your medical eveidence...trust me you want as much as you can..get family members,freinds,or people from your reserve unit to write or sign something.. they are going to probably sc at first or at a high%..dont give up though...

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I think that you have the basis for a claim. It probably would not hurt if you are denied to get a Doctor to give you an opinon that supports it.

Good Luck

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