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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.m confused: But tats my norm.

Bottom line of Of my VA exam was a diagnosis of PTSD with secondary depression and polysubstance abuse. decission 70%.

100% UI.

My question: What is the meaning of the secondary diagnosis?

I'm sorry but I am that dumb. thanks :)

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VA only rates for one MH disability.

They have considered the additional impact of your depression with your PTSD.

carlie

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Does that mean without the secondary conciderations I wouldnt have rated 70% + 100 ??

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No the VA raised your 70% to 100% so you get more. Its a good thing. Do you get Social Security Disability

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Does that mean without the secondary conciderations I wouldnt have rated 70% + 100 ??

bandido,

I take it you have received a Rating Decision on this ? ?

It means that the decision maker could have rated you at less than

70 percent for PTSD -- BUT in considering the additional information such

as the depression that is comorbid with your PTSD - the decision maker

reasoned a 70 percent evaluation for your PTSD was warranted.

So you clearly understand this, from what you have posted:

You are rated at 70 percent SC for PTSD and are being compensated

at the 100 percent rate due to IU.

By chance did your rating decision state anything about no future exams,

P&T or Chapter 35 benefits ?

jmho,

carlie

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Carlie--- Yes future exams!!!

Yes I.m SSDI.

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