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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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celli

Have A Copy Of My C&p Exam

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I am currently rated 50% for anxiety disorder. I had my c&p exam in July. I obtained a copy of my c&p exam and I am not sure how this works. The following is what was typed by the examiner: (if anyone can give me their thoughts opinions on how this may turn out I would appreciate it)

Axis I: generalized anxiety disorder

Axis II: no dx

Axis III: various sicknesses, surgeries, etc over the years

Axis IV: Anxiety symptoms; job problems

Axis V: Global Assessment of Functioning

Score: 42 Time Frame: current functioning

Comments: There are serious impairments in her ability to interact with others. She has continued to have this problem despite medication and therapy. There have been numerous and ongoing difficulties getting along with bosses and coworkers. These problems (irritability and crying under pressure) caused her to be fired from her most recent job. She has had approx. 10 jobs in the 15 yrs since her discharge from service.

Does each diagnosis of mental disorder meet the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria? YES

Effects of mental disorder on occupational and social functioning

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Is there total occupational and social impairment due to mental disorder signs and symptoms: YES

This exam was for IU.

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celli,

Welcome to Hadit.

These exam results look good for an IU claim.

Perhaps VBA will increase your current SC'd percentage and then grant IU.

jmho,

carlie

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If you are not working should win

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THank you for your response. I am not working and very concerned about how I am to care for my daughter. I feel guilty cause she has a mother who is not a normal social mom and at the same time there are so many troops coming home with combat related disabilities and wonder why something that happened so long ago affects me til this day. I wonder if I am worthy of the assistance and care I've been receiving from the VA. Sorry, I guess I needed to vent.

I didnt mention that I had a 2nd part to my C&P regarding a shoulder injury I had. I am not sure what information would be important but it is noted that there is a history of trauma to the joint (left shoulder) during basic training. BOLD items are answers by Dr. during exam.

Summary of general joint findings

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crepitus, tenderness, guarding of movement

Summary of symptoms

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Pain YES

Stiffness YES

Weakness NO

Other CLICKING ON MOTION

DECREASED SPEED OF JOINT MOTION - YES

Shoulder range of motion

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Is there objective evidence of pain with active motion on the left side? YES

Additional limitation with repetitive motion

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Is there objective evidence of pain following repetitive motion? YES

Is there join ankylosis? NO

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Celli,hang in there.

From What I see you have exactly what you need to succeed and get either a 100 percent rating or at least an IU award.

This stuff will upset you but dont let it.

Hang in there.You have already had the exam so a decision may not be too far off.

J

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Celli:

You are right to show empathy to the Veterans who are returning home but you earned your benefits by your service and you deserve to be treated with respect of a grateful nation.Your service was honorable and you earned your benefits.

I think and hope that you will win. Have you applied for Social Security Benefits? If not you should do so Monday.

Pete

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