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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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I filed original claim in 99, amongst other things I claimed Schizoid Personality Disorder as this clearly listed in my medical records as a diagnosis and after the VA's independant evaluation it was denied. Recently went for an IMO for depression and was listed as Schizoid Personality Disorder. In light of the new law which gives a veterans own Dr the final opinion over the QTC Doctors can I reopen this claim?

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I filed original claim in 99, amongst other things I claimed Schizoid Personality Disorder as this clearly listed in my medical records as a diagnosis and after the VA's independant evaluation it was denied. Recently went for an IMO for depression and was listed as Schizoid Personality Disorder. In light of the new law which gives a veterans own Dr the final opinion over the QTC Doctors can I reopen this claim?

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Personality D/O is not compensated.

However, Depression is a compensatable disorder.

~Wings

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In light of the new law which gives a veterans own Dr the final opinion over the QTC Doctors can I reopen this claim?

nsallies,

This new law that you are referring to - please post a link to enlighten us.

Thanks,

carlie

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You need a diagnosis of schizophrenia or depression that you can link to your service. What DX did you get in the service? What kind of discharge did you get? You might be able to get a DX of residuals of schizophrenia which means you don't have to be psychotic. The schizoid PD is not compensable. It means you have chacteristics of schizophrenia but not the actual disorder. It is a fine line. In the military if you are not chewing the carpet they will often give a PD diagnosis.

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I filed original claim in 99, amongst other things I claimed Schizoid Personality Disorder as this clearly listed in my medical records as a diagnosis and after the VA's independant evaluation it was denied.

nsallies,

Can you scan or post word for word, exactly what the 1999 Rating Decision

states in the Reasons and Bases Section to support their denial ?

Don't post info like real name, address or SSA number.

That would be helpful.

carlie

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