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Filing A Nod

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I received a 30% rating for PTSD. I am filing a NOD. Should I get "hard copy" printouts of the notes my V.A. Psychiatrist and Therapist are entering into the system ? I ma taking the MMPI, include the notes from that ?

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Yes-If you feel the 30% is too low, NOD it and send them any evidence that would warrant a higher rating.

There is disagreement here sometimes as to the wording of the NOD.

They should be as concise as possible but this is the first avenue of attack and by telling them why they are wrong, with evidence attached, in my opinion ,could possible gain a faster decision.

I got better decisions years ago in a few cases based solely on the NOD I prepared (with evidence).

These days are different -yet I don't believe in waiting for a SOC based on a generic NOD -to begin the battle.

They have to read and evaluate the NOD to begin to prepare the SOC so,in my opinion, the NOD is one of the most important filings a claimant can make and it could even possibly turn them around.

Did they overlook or ignore any pertinent evidence that would warrant a higher rating? If so, tell them this in the NOD.

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