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Ptsd Evaluation Or C&p


Sidney56

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I have a claim for mood disorder & IU at the AMC which has been there since March of last year waiting for the social security to send my records.(which I didn't have any because I don't receive ss) I finally had to contact Senator K. Hagins's office for help. This was on a friday and saturday the SS had responded to AMC.

I was told by the AMC that once the response was received from the SS, they would make a ruling on my claim. Well, on March 31st I received a letter with the following:

"We asked the VA medical facility nearest to you to schedule you for an examination in connection with your claim. They will notify you of the date, time and place of the examination."

I don't know if this is another stall tactic, or it is a good thing.

I decided to call the 800# Monday to see if the examination had been scheduled. I was told that the request had been sent to the Fayetteville VA for a PTSD examination. This was a shock because I don't have a claim for PTSD.

I decided to call the Fayetteville VA this morning to check the schedule for my appointments for the next 90 days. There was nothing scheduled for a PTSD examination. I finally got in touch with a patient rep. and explained the situation. She contacted the mental health dept. and they said that there was no communication from the AMC for an exam. I was told that I would have to have an evaluation. He said that he would schedule me for an appointment with my psychiatrist(Fayetteville VA) and she would probably be able to set the appointment up faster. I have that appointment scheduled for Tuesday.

I'm confused....is this a C&P or just an evaluation to see if I qualify for a C&P. I have heard so many different stories, that I don't know what to expect. Secondly, why am I being evaluated for PTSD?

Help!!!!!!!! If anyone has some advice, I would greatly appreciate it.

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Who can be 100% sure but it sounds like a C&P MH exam. You should be happy they usually require one before they make a decision, Hoe it comes through quickly looks like you did some good work on your end.

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Hey Pete My friend! :) I knew you would be lurking around somewhere waiting to help someone. I missed talking to you and reading your post.

I've had some rough times and had to go back to the 5th floor for another visit. Things have mellowed out a bit. I wish that they could find a med that helps, and stop changing them so much.

Anyway, thanks for your input man. I was told that same thing by a friend of mine. He said this may be the decision maker that I needed. I certainly hope so. I'm reallllllly tired my friend! Just want to make sure my family is taken care of because I think my best days are gone.

Have good day buddy!

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Sidney:

Welcome back to Hadit. I promise that things will get better once you get your award. Life can be pretty bumpy when you are trying to get on the train but it can and will get better. Hang in there

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