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I received my notification letter in the mail and they awarded me 30 percent but said they havent come to a decision on my press claim... any thoughts on whatthat really means and if its good or bad

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"...........any thoughts on whatthat really means and if its good or bad "

I would guess that that would be according to what you wanted, needed, expected and deserved. Is it?

If you want to know what it means when it says that they haven't come to a decision yet and whether that is good or bad.............then I have no clue and I doubt that anyone else on the hadit board can tell you either (other than the obvious fact that they haven't come to a decision yet).

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I received my notification letter in the mail and they awarded me 30 percent but said they havent come to a decision on my press claim... any thoughts on what that really means and if its good or bad

I have read in one of your previous topic posts, that you filed for several disabilities. Is this 30% for your PTSD? Here is a breakdown of the various ratings and conditions required for the rating. If this 30% was for PTSD, do you feel that you were rated properly? Did you receive an award letter yet? You also mentioned that you were thinking about going to school. You have many options. Please keep us posted as you learn more about your situation.

Good Luck,

Cmdr. Bob

TITLE 38--PENSIONS, BONUSES, AND VETERANS' RELIEF

CHAPTER I--DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

PART 4--SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES

Subpart B--Disability Ratings

4.129 Mental disorders due to traumatic stress.

General Rating Formula for Mental Disorders:

Total occupational and social impairment, due to

such symptoms as: gross impairment in thought

processes or communication; persistent delusions

or hallucinations; grossly inappropriate behavior;

persistent danger of hurting self or others;

intermittent inability to perform activities of

daily living (including maintenance of minimal

personal hygiene); disorientation to time or

place; memory loss for names of close relatives,

own occupation, or own name............. 100%

Occupational and social impairment, with

deficiencies in most areas, such as work, school,

family relations, judgment, thinking, or mood, due

to such symptoms as: suicidal ideation;

obsessional rituals which interfere with routine

activities; speech intermittently illogical,

obscure, or irrelevant; near-continuous panic or

depression affecting the ability to function

independently, appropriately and effectively;

impaired impulse control (such as unprovoked

irritability with periods of violence); spatial

disorientation; neglect of personal appearance and

hygiene; difficulty in adapting to stressful

circumstances (including work or a worklike

setting); inability to establish and maintain

effective relationships............... 70%

Occupational and social impairment with reduced

reliability and productivity due to such symptoms

as: flattened affect; circumstantial,

circumlocutory, or stereotyped speech; panic

attacks more than once a week; difficulty in

understanding complex commands; impairment of

short- and long-term memory (e.g., retention of

only highly learned material, forgetting to

complete tasks); impaired judgment; impaired

abstract thinking; disturbances of motivation and

mood; difficulty in establishing and maintaining

effective work and social relationships....... 50%

Occupational and social impairment with occasional

decrease in work efficiency and intermittent

periods of inability to perform occupational tasks

(although generally functioning satisfactorily,

with routine behavior, self-care, and conversation

normal), due to such symptoms as: depressed mood,

anxiety, suspiciousness, panic attacks (weekly or

less often), chronic sleep impairment, mild memory

loss (such as forgetting names, directions, recent

events)...................................... 30%

Occupational and social impairment due to mild or

transient symptoms which decrease work efficiency

and ability to perform occupational tasks only

during periods of significant stress, or; symptoms

controlled by continuous medication............ 10%

A mental condition has been formally diagnosed, but

symptoms are not severe enough either to interfere

with occupational and social functioning or to

require continuous medication................... 0%

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