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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Curleysue

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Have a question regarding a C&P I got back, background just separated from the military, honorable discharge, just got out to take care of medical and start new. I recieved this as my axis for depression at which I thought was secondary to Hypothyroidism, I think this means they think it is a primary.

Axis I: Depressive disorder, NOS

Axis II: No diagnosis

Axis III: Hypothyroid Disorder: Chronic Back Pain

Axis IV: Problems related to chronic medical disorder

Axix V: Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF): 50

her remarks were:

The Veteran's symptoms of depression started during the context of the veteran's diagnosis of hypothyrodism. However, the veteran's symptoms of depression and anxiety have continued and worsened after being medically treated for Hypothyroidism. Thus, it is more likely than not that the Veteran's Symptoms of depression and anxiety was initiated by the Thyroid Disease; however these symptoms have persistented greatly and thus warrant a primary diagnosis of Depressive Disorder, NOS at this time.

Any idea of what this could possibly be rated?

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If you are unable to work 100% if you are working or they think you can work 30% to 50%.

Good Luck

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Yeah that is kind of what I figured. I can work so far, and have been working but, didn't know how they determine wether to give 30% or 50%.

If you are unable to work 100% if you are working or they think you can work 30% to 50%.

Good Luck

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If you are unable to work 100% if you are working or they think you can work 30% to 50%.

Good Luck

sorry, i disagree. i was rated 30 percent. the doctor who did my C&P stated although, i retired years ago for medical reasons, it was highly unlikely i could ever work again (even in a sedentary job) because of the chornic nature of my depression and the fact i suffer from periods of social isolation.

do i think i should have a higher percentage? absolutely, but since the VA is processing me for IU, i'm letting that take priority.

curly sue, if you can get a copy of your C&P exam and look at the rating schedule for mental health, you'll have a much better idea of what they will give you. i did. i predicte 50 percent and they gave me 30.

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Have a question regarding a C&P I got back, background just separated from the military, honorable discharge, just got out to take care of medical and start new. I recieved this as my axis for depression at which I thought was secondary to Hypothyroidism, I think this means they think it is a primary.

Axis I: Depressive disorder, NOS

Axis II: No diagnosis

Axis III: Hypothyroid Disorder: Chronic Back Pain

Axis IV: Problems related to chronic medical disorder

Axix V: Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF): 50

her remarks were:

The Veteran's symptoms of depression started during the context of the veteran's diagnosis of hypothyrodism. However, the veteran's symptoms of depression and anxiety have continued and worsened after being medically treated for Hypothyroidism. Thus, it is more likely than not that the Veteran's Symptoms of depression and anxiety was initiated by the Thyroid Disease; however these symptoms have persistented greatly and thus warrant a primary diagnosis of Depressive Disorder, NOS at this time.

Any idea of what this could possibly be rated?

Cs,

Welcome to hadit.com

These are my thoughts and questions as your profile shows no service connection (SC) at this time.

The first thing is that a condition needs to get granted as SC'd, next is at what percentage and

third is what effective date is applied to the claim issue.

The way I read this is your depression is the Primary Mental Health diagnosis and that the opinion states

the depression is the results of the Thyroid disease/Hypothyroidism.

The way I'm thinking is that the Thyroid disease/Hypothyroidism would need to be SC first

and then the depression could be granted as a secondary SC - to the Thyroid disease.

Have you ever filed a claim for the Thyroid disease or are you SC'd for it ?

Was the Thyroid disease diagnosed and/or treated on active duty ?

If your depression is adjudicated as SC'd - I don't read anything in this C&P that addresses your residual symptoms

from depression and/or how your depression effects your life or occupational and social impairment,

so at this time I don't see anyway to try and guess at what a percentage would be.

I am fuzzy this morning, other's will chime in.

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I had a GAF of 50 and I got 70% TDIU. The main question for rating MH conditions is "can you work". I had the same symptoms before and I got (30%) because I was working. When I retired on disability and got SSD then I got TDIU.

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