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Different.

SSDI uses a list for exams. It has the exam criteria listed on the SSA.gov site.

The VA has somewhat of a standard but mostly it is a standard exam with some leading questions asked by the raters.

There is a difference because SSDI is total disability expected to last 1 yr or until yo die. VA is based upon the loss of earnings capacity caused by your SC disabilities.

A Veteran is a person who served this country. Treat them with respect.

A Disabled Veteran is a person who served this country and bears the scars of that service regardless of when or where they served.

Treat them with the upmost respect. I do. Rejection is not a sign of failure. Failure is not an option, Medical opinions and evidence wins claims. Trust in others is a virtue but you take the T out of Trust and you are left with Rust so be wise about who you are dealing with.

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Conserve,

I don't think you'll notice a difference.

I suggest you don't go in at your "best".

I used to always schedule my appointments first thing in the morning when I was freshest so, when asked for pain level etc, the recorded answers didn't reflect my true pain as it usually was.

Not saying be fraudulent- but put some use on your body before going to the exam so it's a more accurate reflection of how you feel with a little wear and tear.

SSDI is based on not being able to do ANY work for at least a year.

Good luck! :smile:

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Thank you both for the responses. I just returned and I was quite shocked it was a five minute eval. Not sure that is good or bad. Guess I wait and find out.

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Update time. I received a call from soc sec today she told me she had received my paperwork from exam and would review it today and send to social security Dr. to sign. She also said my depression had already been signed off by their Dr. So I am hoping this is all good news I truly hate the waiting game though. I did not have a exam with ssdi psych so I guess my VA records were enough for them to sign off on it.

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What are the conditions/medical/psychiatric reasons you are claiming? You do have diagnoses by qualified licensed physicians/psych dr's right? Those who have been treating you for your claimed disabling conditions...

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posttraumatic arthiritis l knee, degentatrive disc lumbar spine, and depression. For my depression I see the va psycholigist and have been given 50% disability on it, 10 for knee, and 20% for back.

What are the conditions/medical/psychiatric reasons you are claiming? You do have diagnoses by qualified licensed physicians/psych dr's right? Those who have been treating you for your claimed disabling conditions...

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