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I am rated 50% major depressive disorder and 10% intervertable disc syndrome,and mics. others which total 70%. My last request for an increase can back denied for thee third time. My contention is the back problem is the major cause of the depression. I'm now recovering from my second back surgery in the same area with an additional 6 to 8 weeks off work. I missed 6 weeks prior.to surgery and worked 1.5 weeks then had the surgery.Between the dr visits the recovery and not being able to cope with the day to day stress involved with my job as a 35 yr machinest whom is supposed to be able to work alone I no longer can be effective and my employer will dismiss me as soon as I have people trained to do my job. ( I would to ).My question is the last denial came, then about two weeks later another letter came stating it was in administrative review? For new claim of unemployabilty .WTF?As far as I'm concerned my cvso is to lazy to do a good job. Should I try to do this myself or get a lawyer?From reading the statues the back should be at 70%, and depression 70% also. With tinnitus @10%, left leg10%, leftfoot10%,migraine headachs@10%. Right. Leg @10%. I belive it should be nearlyb100%without the unemployabilty. Shouldn't the left & right leg be bilateral? Seems I on a long and bumpy road and with the depression doing anything about it is very hard to complete.

Have a very merry christmass and a safe and good new year to allAl S

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Is the back surgery related in any way to the SC IVDS?

"Shouldn't the left & right leg be bilateral?"

A SC leg disability can certainly affect the other leg but that takes a medical opinion to establish bilateral conditions.

Since they are apparently considering you for TDIU-

that would depend on when your last day of work will be.

Have you formally filed a 21-8940 even though you are still technically employed but will not be able to retain the job after surgery?

I wonder if the Administrative Review is due to perhaps they cued their last IVDS rating as-if the surgery is directly due to this disability the 10% sounds all wrong to me.

Does the VA have all available med recs regarding the surgery you had?

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I am rated 50% major depressive disorder and 10% intervertable disc syndrome,and mics. others which total 70%. My last request for an increase can back denied for thee third time. My contention is the back problem is the major cause of the depression. I'm now recovering from my second back surgery in the same area with an additional 6 to 8 weeks off work. I missed 6 weeks prior.to surgery and worked 1.5 weeks then had the surgery.Between the dr visits the recovery and not being able to cope with the day to day stress involved with my job as a 35 yr machinest whom is supposed to be able to work alone I no longer can be effective and my employer will dismiss me as soon as I have people trained to do my job. ( I would to ).My question is the last denial came, then about two weeks later another letter came stating it was in administrative review? For new claim of unemployabilty .WTF?As far as I'm concerned my cvso is to lazy to do a good job. Should I try to do this myself or get a lawyer?From reading the statues the back should be at 70%, and depression 70% also. With tinnitus @10%, left leg10%, leftfoot10%,migraine headachs@10%. Right. Leg @10%. I belive it should be nearlyb100%without the unemployabilty. Shouldn't the left & right leg be bilateral? Seems I on a long and bumpy road and with the depression doing anything about it is very hard to complete.

Have a very merry christmass and a safe and good new year to allAl S

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