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Blackhawk12

Received My Claim For Service Connected Disability

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I submitted a claim several months ago and had a C&P exam. Issues at hand were knee problem, heart palpitations, skin rash, and PTSD.

I recently came off of active duty (National Guard) after deploying to Iraq. After 20 years of service in both active/reserve this is the first time I have claimed any type of disability so I don't think I took it as serious or researched it like I should have. I filled out the online claim form (VA.gov) and that is pretty much it...I sort of thought that they would really do a comprehensive evaluation and find out what was wrong with me...I was wrong.

The claim reads as follows:

Descision:

1. Service connection for PTSD is denied.

2. Service connection for idiopathic heart palpitations is denied.

3. Service connection for knee medial femoral joint narrowing is denied.

4. Service connection for generalized hypersensitivity of the skin is denied.

I don't understand if the VA is saying that the issues above are not something that occurred or was made worse by active duty (service connected) or are they saying that it is not serious enough to warrant any type of compensation???

As far as the PTSD is concerned I don't really know what happended with that. When the Physician Ass. started my exam she started out by saying that the evaluation (exam) was for all of the issues listed above, but did not mention PTSD. I was not surpised when she did not address any of the issues regarding PTSD because I sort of thought that another Dr. would evaluate that issue seperately. What do you guys recommend? I am going to a civilian dr. and going to try and get a real diagnosis for my other conditions (I have two scars on my knee from diving into a bunker on an IED attack and the knee will pop out of place...all they did was an x-ray.). Thanks.

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Did you get any of this documented in your medical records while you were still in?

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I submitted a claim several months ago and had a C&P exam. Issues at hand were knee problem, heart palpitations, skin rash, and PTSD.

I recently came off of active duty (National Guard) after deploying to Iraq. After 20 years of service in both active/reserve this is the first time I have claimed any type of disability so I don't think I took it as serious or researched it like I should have. I filled out the online claim form (VA.gov) and that is pretty much it...I sort of thought that they would really do a comprehensive evaluation and find out what was wrong with me...I was wrong.

The claim reads as follows:

Descision:

1. Service connection for PTSD is denied.

2. Service connection for idiopathic heart palpitations is denied.

3. Service connection for knee medial femoral joint narrowing is denied.

4. Service connection for generalized hypersensitivity of the skin is denied.

I don't understand if the VA is saying that the issues above are not something that occurred or was made worse by active duty (service connected) or are they saying that it is not serious enough to warrant any type of compensation???

As far as the PTSD is concerned I don't really know what happended with that. When the Physician Ass. started my exam she started out by saying that the evaluation (exam) was for all of the issues listed above, but did not mention PTSD. I was not surpised when she did not address any of the issues regarding PTSD because I sort of thought that another Dr. would evaluate that issue seperately. What do you guys recommend? I am going to a civilian dr. and going to try and get a real diagnosis for my other conditions (I have two scars on my knee from diving into a bunker on an IED attack and the knee will pop out of place...all they did was an x-ray.). Thanks.

can you post the findings and reasons for denial blackout your personal information.

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Your C&P for PTSD, should of been seperate from the other Claims.

To my Knowledge a DR in the area of the aligamentshould of did the the C&P exam

Your claims are seperate from each other in most cases

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You have one year to send in a Notice of disagreement. Be damn sure you do that. It sounds to me like you got an idiot for a c&p examination. This happens when the person doing the exam has no idea what they are doing. Your PTSD exam should have been done by a psychiatrist. Did you have combat action badge or CIB or PH?

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I sort of thought that they would really do a comprehensive evaluation and find out what was wrong with me...I was wrong.

Don't hold your breath on this.

The claim reads as follows:

Descision:

1. Service connection for PTSD is denied.

2. Service connection for idiopathic heart palpitations is denied.

3. Service connection for knee medial femoral joint narrowing is denied.

4. Service connection for generalized hypersensitivity of the skin is denied.

If possible please post EXACTLY what the Rating Decision states

in the Evidence and Reasons and Bases Section's.

I don't understand if the VA is saying that the issues above are not something that occurred or was made worse by active duty (service connected) or are they saying that it is not serious enough to warrant any type of compensation???

The VA isn't denying that you may have the above disabilities

BUT

they are denying any of them are connected to your active duty.

The first order is to be able to get the disabilities service connected.

(I have two scars on my knee from diving into a bunker on an IED attack and the knee will pop out of place...all they did was an x-ray.)

By chance are you still in touch with any of your active duty buddies

that were there during this IED attack and would they be willing to write you a buddy ststement ?

carlie

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