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Are My Ducks In A Row?

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Curently: 30% ptsd chronic/Gaf at 55 C&p

20% right knee

10% left knee

filed for iu and increase,with letter from Voc Rehab saying, "disabilities make it unreaonable

to expect that you could use our program to get and keep competetive employment".

Referred to ILP, Treatment, Full assesment done,report from treating psych reports (4 pages)

The signer opines veteran is unemployable in any gainful capacity due to is ptsd and panic attacks. Gaf 42

Recieved form va-21-4142, va form 21-4138 requesting, former employer fill out forms, i notified former employer

to expect forms.Don't know if that happened yet.

sent to c&P: Axis 1 changed to: panic disorder w/ agoraphobia ptsd chronic

Gaf 52-----49-55 in past year

stand outs on report are 'His unemployment in the past twelve months are at leat as likely due to

high levels of anxiety that he associates with his ptsd"

I continue Treatment once a week with meds. Any thoughts would be appreciated, yeah i know go fishin LoL

also my assesment reports a gaf of 42, c&p Guy States 49-55 in past year, he did that to me last year. i reviewed my Gafs and he was off on initiale c&p should i be concerned or is it moot point

Semper Fi

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It seems that you are doing what needs to be done in order to be granted IU!

Best of Luck!

B6

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Curently: 30% ptsd chronic/Gaf at 55 C&p

20% right knee

10% left knee

filed for iu and increase,with letter from Voc Rehab saying, "disabilities make it unreaonable

to expect that you could use our program to get and keep competetive employment".

Referred to ILP, Treatment, Full assesment done,report from treating psych reports (4 pages)

The signer opines veteran is unemployable in any gainful capacity due to is ptsd and panic attacks. Gaf 42

Recieved form va-21-4142, va form 21-4138 requesting, former employer fill out forms, i notified former employer

to expect forms.Don't know if that happened yet.

sent to c&P: Axis 1 changed to: panic disorder w/ agoraphobia ptsd chronic

Gaf 52-----49-55 in past year

stand outs on report are 'His unemployment in the past twelve months are at leat as likely due to

high levels of anxiety that he associates with his ptsd"

I continue Treatment once a week with meds. Any thoughts would be appreciated, yeah i know go fishin LoL

also my assesment reports a gaf of 42, c&p Guy States 49-55 in past year, he did that to me last year. i reviewed my Gafs and he was off on initiale c&p should i be concerned or is it moot point

Semper Fi

Moot point. Nothing to be gained by either formally disagreeing or starting a ruckus.

GO FISHING!

SEMPER FI!

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If you're within 1 yr, of your original PTSD award, I'd NOD the 30%. PTSD is often rated low. I won my claim after 10 yrs of appeals. I was originally awarded 30% for PTSD and 10 yrs later was awarded 100%, for PTSD, retro to day one. Many accept what the VA offers. If it's over a yr, since the original PTSD award, I'd file for an increase. PTSD is probably one of the easiest ratings to get increased, mainly because, "I feel," they lowball the original rating. A TDIU claim is a claim for increase but I'm not sure if they re-evaluate all the disabilities or just look at the TDIU issue. Venturing an educated guess, I feel they will deny you TDIU, quoting 38 CFR 4.16(a.), stating that you don't meet the minimum requirements. jmo

pr

Curently: 30% ptsd chronic/Gaf at 55 C&p

20% right knee

10% left knee

filed for iu and increase,with letter from Voc Rehab saying, "disabilities make it unreaonable

to expect that you could use our program to get and keep competetive employment".

Referred to ILP, Treatment, Full assesment done,report from treating psych reports (4 pages)

The signer opines veteran is unemployable in any gainful capacity due to is ptsd and panic attacks. Gaf 42

Recieved form va-21-4142, va form 21-4138 requesting, former employer fill out forms, i notified former employer

to expect forms.Don't know if that happened yet.

sent to c&P: Axis 1 changed to: panic disorder w/ agoraphobia ptsd chronic

Gaf 52-----49-55 in past year

stand outs on report are 'His unemployment in the past twelve months are at leat as likely due to

high levels of anxiety that he associates with his ptsd"

I continue Treatment once a week with meds. Any thoughts would be appreciated, yeah i know go fishin LoL

also my assesment reports a gaf of 42, c&p Guy States 49-55 in past year, he did that to me last year. i reviewed my Gafs and he was off on initiale c&p should i be concerned or is it moot point

Semper Fi

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If you're within 1 yr, of your original PTSD award, I'd NOD the 30%. PTSD is often rated low. I won my claim after 10 yrs of appeals. I was originally awarded 30% for PTSD and 10 yrs later was awarded 100%, for PTSD, retro to day one. Many accept what the VA offers. If it's over a yr, since the original PTSD award, I'd file for an increase. PTSD is probably one of the easiest ratings to get increased, mainly because, "I feel," they lowball the original rating. A TDIU claim is a claim for increase but I'm not sure if they re-evaluate all the disabilities or just look at the TDIU issue. Venturing an educated guess, I feel they will deny you TDIU, quoting 38 CFR 4.16(a.), stating that you don't meet the minimum requirements. jmo

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I agree with PR, except one point, when you file for an increase, they usually look at all SC conditions! IMHO!!

B6

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