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WHOLESALE

Comp & Pen Exam For Increase/ui

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Hi, i'm new here and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for my upcoming appointment. I am service connected 50% for mood disorder NOS. I filed for increase last November and have my exam later this month.

Over the past year I have lost my job, granted SSDI, and have had persistent depression, anxiety, insomnia, mania, and fatigue. All this is in my notes over the past year. I lost my job last year after I had a manic episode and cussed out a customer. This is also in my medical notes. My Psych stated I was in a manic episode which led to my termination. Soon after my termination I applied for SSDI and was awarded in November 08. SSDI is for the same condition, mood disorder NOS.

I also have a record in my Voc Rehab to discontinue due to ongoing depression and anxiety.

I haven't been able to work or do Voc Rehab since May 2008.

With what I just presented do you think I have a chance at getting UI? My DAV rep told me I definetely should get an increase to 70% and then I would probably have to apply for UI. Does this sound right?

Thanks,

Jay

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Hi WHOLESALE,

This is only my opinion, but I would go ahead and turn in the correct papers

for TDIU. You have not been employed due to your illness and are on SSDI.

Be sure to take all of your papers with you to your C&P examination and

tell the doctor everything you have posted here. To be on the safe side.

I would take my Social Security Award for SC for this condition.

Better to be well prepared. In my case, some of my records were not

present for my C&P examination.

Others will chime in to give you their opinion.

Do you have a copy of the TDIU paper to turn in to the VA?

Josephine

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Thanks for the help. I have the UI form filled out and ready to turn in. I'm turning it in with my SS award and the VA already has my medical records. I'm going to make sure and do what you said about taking my evidence with me to the exam such as SS award and I will take my medical record indicating I was manic when I was terminated last May. I will make sure the examiner see's it all.

Should I wait about a week after to request a copy or should I go ahead and do the release that same day?

Hi WHOLESALE,

This is only my opinion, but I would go ahead and turn in the correct papers

for TDIU. You have not been employed due to your illness and are on SSDI.

Be sure to take all of your papers with you to your C&P examination and

tell the doctor everything you have posted here. To be on the safe side.

I would take my Social Security Award for SC for this condition.

Better to be well prepared. In my case, some of my records were not

present for my C&P examination.

Others will chime in to give you their opinion.

Do you have a copy of the TDIU paper to turn in to the VA?

Josephine

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WHOLESALE,

Do you live close to your VARO, I would go ahead and have the

TDIU form turned in and date stamped. Be sure to keep a date stamped

copy for your records.

Does your VARA have copies of your SSDI?

If not give them a copy of this award also. Have them date stamped and

keep a copy.

It is my opinion, be sure to take date stamped records to your C&P.

For me it took A week to pick up a copy of the C&P examination.

Pick up a copy at the Records Department where the C&P is conducted.

Hope this helps you.

Josephine

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WHOLESALE, don't make the assumption the VA already has your records. Tell them that the VAMC has your records and sign a release for them to get them. The VARO and VAMC are two different entities and as such you need to tell them of those records. Never assume!!!!!

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Thanks for the help. I have the UI form filled out and ready to turn in. I'm turning it in with my SS award and the VA already has my medical records. I'm going to make sure and do what you said about taking my evidence with me to the exam such as SS award and I will take my medical record indicating I was manic when I was terminated last May. I will make sure the examiner see's it all.

Should I wait about a week after to request a copy or should I go ahead and do the release that same day?

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Welcome to Hadit. You need to review your C File Philip Rogers is correct

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