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Retro-Pay Effective Date/bipolar Rating Average

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Franks

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Well my claim is at the initial stage since Feb 9. It has not yet been pushed to the development stage as yet. Anyhow, My first ever claim (depression) with the VA was in 2003, which I believe contained the same exact evidence to which my current claim was finally granted on. However, being a novice, depress and being angered by the whole process I let my claim lapse.

So my question is...

1. Can I file a NOD on the effective date of retro-pay to 2003 instead of having it at 2006? What are the chances of this being successful? And when should I file it?

2.What is the typical rating for Bipolar? I tried looking for samples on this board but could not find it. Does Bipolar weigh more in terms of rating than depression?

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If you let the appeal deadline lapse then you are stuck with the current date. There is no typical rating for bipolar. It depends on how disabled you are. Can you work? If you can't work due to bipolar then you should ask for TDIU. Have you been hospitalized for bipolar. What kinds and dosage of meds do you take? What are side effects. Are you able to maintain your relationships or does the bipolar drive people away? Do you have periods where you are out of control and have to be hospitalized against your will? These are the kinds of things that go into a rating especially if you are unable to hold a job.

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I helped my bi polar vet friend and he went from NSC to 100% SC P & T for his service connected bi polar.

He had some hospitalizations and is medicated and also VA declared him incompetent.

He also receives SSDI solely for Bi polar and has been in active therapy for decades.

John is right. Many factors are considered in the rating.

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Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

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Bi Polar is Diagnostic Code 9432 and rated as within

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=94f1977b764c6cd9851f81be7a419f8c&rgn=div6&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.2&idno=38

This schedule for ratings applies to all mental disorders -it is found about 3/4s the way down in the link.

GRADUATE ! Nov 2nd 2007 American Military University !

When thousands of Americans faced annihilation in the 1800s Chief

Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

Sameo to us -They (VA) have 38 CFR ,38 USC, and M21-1- but so do we.

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Well my claim is at the initial stage since Feb 9. It has not yet been pushed to the development stage as yet.

Anyhow, My first ever claim (depression) with the VA was in 2003, which I believe contained the same exact evidence to which my current claim was finally granted on. However, being a novice, depress and being angered by the whole process I let my claim lapse.

So my question is...

1. Can I file a NOD on the effective date of retro-pay to 2003 instead of having it at 2006? What are the chances of this being successful? And when should I file it?

Franks,

Was your 2003 claim for depression denied ?

If yes, what exactly was stated in either the Reasons and Bases Section or the

narrative from the Rating Decision to support the rating denial ?

The current claim you have had granted is specifically for what disability ?

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

to support the grant of this issue ?

Carlie passed away in November 2015 she is missed.

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My claim back in 2003 was for Depression and Anxiety. I had been out for less than 2 months in 2001, when I went to the VA and was prescribed meds for this condition. The reason why they denied me was due to lack of evidence and they also stated that being prescribed medication was not cause for being diagnosed as having depression. So basically, I can take the medication without being diagnosed. (I have to get back to you on the word for word response)

The claim for 2006 is was for bipolar Depression - GRANTED

Can you work? Yes, but i am not as productive as I once was.

Have you been hospitalized for bipolar. No

What kinds and dosage of meds do you take? Took Paxil for 6 years, Welbrutrin for another. Been off for about 4 months since I think the medication was making things worst. Also, have taken anti-anxiety medication - Lorzapam

Are you able to maintain your relationships or does the bipolar drive people away? Somewhat

Do you have periods where you are out of control and have to be hospitalized against your will? Out of control, as in reckless spending, Yes. Thoughts of grandeur? Yes. Rapid thoughts, ADHD. Yes. Hyperactivity, Yes.

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