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Should I File For Ddd?

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stever

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I was was just recently denied an increase for PTSD from 50 to 70% and at the same time I had filed for TDIU consideration as I am receiving SSD but not solely on PTSD. SSD took into consideration my DDD issues also. I thought if I received the increase I stood a good chance for TDIU. My C&P Doc put in his report that I was unemployable due to my PTSD, but the DRO denied it. I have put in an appeal.

I have other conditions for which I have yet to file for. I have DDD of the back and spinal stenosis of the neck which is under consideration for surgery, lower lumbrosacral radicolopathy and degenerative joint disease of the left foot all of which I had issues with while I was on active duty many years ago. I have been in treatment for most of these issues at the va and in private practice. I also stated and it's in my records that I had some pre-existing issues with my back.

What do you think my chances are if I file a claim?

Stever

50% PTSD

10% Tinnitis

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  • HadIt.com Elder

Appeal the denial.

Get an attorney and go after your IU

J

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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Appeal the denial.

Get an attorney and go after your IU

J

thanks for your input, that's what i really had in mind. are you suggesting that I have an attorney present at my hearing?
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(877) 838-2889

Ask for Carrie Weletz.

She will have you email of fax your information so she can review it.

Here she is on a SVR show.

http://www.svr-radio.com/images/8-3-2011_Carrie.mp3

http://www.svr-radio.com/images/Carrie_Weletz_9-7-2011.mp3

http://www.svr-radio.com/images/11-2-2011_Carrie_Weletz.mp3

She may help you.

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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