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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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era25

Denied Even Though Va Doc Has Me On Meds.

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ok--hello--I came back from OEF in may 05, went to a VA doctor for anxiety in nov 06, he put me on meds and I have been on these meds ever since, and the VA fills them for me every time. In jan 07, I submitted a claim for PTSD--which 18 months later--the VA denied. I sent in a

LOD and have not gotten anywhere since--I dont think they even contacted the VA doc. How can the VA deny me if there own doc has me on meds for depression and anger/ anxiety. It is frustrating dealing with these idiots, any advice or steps I should take--thanks.

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I submitted a claim for PTSD--which 18 months later--the VA denied.

era25,

Welcome.

What exactly is stated in the Evidence and Reasons and Bases Section of the Rating Decision

that denied PTSD.

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grasshopper - you have so much to learn and much time to learn it. The object is not to pay you! That being said, you must prove your claim. Seeing a doc, taking meds, is not proof. Please post their "reasons and bases" for denial, as carlie requested and perhaps we can point you in the correct direction. Welcome!

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ok--hello--I came back from OEF in may 05, went to a VA doctor for anxiety in nov 06, he put me on meds and I have been on these meds ever since, and the VA fills them for me every time. In jan 07, I submitted a claim for PTSD--which 18 months later--the VA denied. I sent in a

LOD and have not gotten anywhere since--I dont think they even contacted the VA doc. How can the VA deny me if there own doc has me on meds for depression and anger/ anxiety. It is frustrating dealing with these idiots, any advice or steps I should take--thanks.

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Welcome to Hadit. To win your claim you have to have a diagnosis now that is linked to your service. Being disabled now is only one part of the picture. You need to mention in your disagreement where the medical evidence is that supports your service connection.

Good Luck'

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Are you working?

Do you get Social Security?

Did you file within one year of separation?

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Work with me for one minute. What you stated is that you are being treated for, "depression and anger/ anxiety". Then why did you not file a claim for Depression or Anxiety Disorder. What is your clinical diagnosis. All mental disorders are rated under the same criteria except eating disorders.

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First you must be diagnosed with PTSD by a Mental Health professional, specifically an MD; secondly you must prove that your mental and emotional disability is service connected either in your SMR's or by verified stressors testimony in writing. If you have clinically dianosed PTSD and you prove connection to your service you are entitled to a positive decision; remember the rated percentage is based on the severity of your symptoms and how much PTSD has affected your life. If your stressors are combat related and if you have a CAR, CIB, Purple Heart or a Bronze Star with V then your stressors are presumed and do not have to be verified. Thanks for your service and Welcome Home!!

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