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tpetrijr

C&p Exam Results?

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Hello everyone. I am a combat vet and have recently went for my C&P exam for PTSD. I am curious as to what you all think these results may mean.

Axis I : Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Axis II : None

Axis III : None

Axis IV : Psychosocial Stressors: Social Problems

Axis V : GAF Score is 48, reflecting the impact of posttraumatic stress disorder on his social and marital functioning

Any insight would be appreciated.

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tpetrijr,

Welcome to Hadit.

What evidence do you have available to show you are a combat vet ?

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I have a CAB and a bronze star. I wrote a stressor letter and even sent them pictures and newspaper articles.

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Well, from what you have indicated (and please bear in mind that PTSD is not one of the things that I know much about as far as how the VA rates it, percentage wise), it would appear that you, with your DSM and GAF, have a "shoe-in" for a PTSD rating. What % it will be, as I said, I have no idea.

I know that I received 70% with my GAF score of 45, but, of course, the GAF score was not the ONLY thing that got me the 70%, just one of the things.

Are you working?

If not, have you filed for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?

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Than ks for your Service.

All indications say you should get service connected at 100% either by TDIU or possibly schedular. I suspect 70% with TDIU. If you have not applied for Social Security you should do so and fill out the TDIU form and ask that it be considered with your original claim.

Good Luck

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