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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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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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gousto64

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just received an appointment to see the mental health doctor on Tuesday for a new gaf score. I'm hoping for a diagnoses of pain disorder/depression secondary to my service connected disability .

any advise?

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Yea me too. I have an appointment on January 15 for a new GAF score. I haven't had one since 2001.

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My advice is keep it real and be honest. Make sure the Psych knows everything about your current state of mind and symptoms that have been recent.

I make notes and take them with me so I don't forget a dang thing.

Also be honest and tell the psych how your SC condition is making you depressed etc.........Look at this visit as if this is your ONE SHOT to get your point across and get the correct results.

jerr

just received an appointment to see the mental health doctor on Tuesday for a new gaf score. I'm hoping for a diagnoses of pain disorder/depression secondary to my service connected disability .

any advise?

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GAF scores are only a momentary snapshot in time,

and can chage from day to day.

jmho,

carlie

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Carly,

The last appointment I had "just for GAF" it wasn't "just for GAF."

In other words, be prepared to answer questions regarding your recent symptoms and some medical history. Most likely, there will be standard questions such as "how have you been feeling lately" or "what's been going on." The last one is classic.

Good luck,

Jerr

GAF scores are only a momentary snapshot in time,

and can chage from day to day.

jmho,

carlie

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Jerrbilly

Did I miss something? This is the first time read that some vets have too go in for a GAF srore. I have never had to go for a gaf rating. The way I know what my gaf is after I get my medical report from Release of Information Office.

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