Jump to content
VA Disability Claims Community Forums - HadIt.com Veterans
  • veterans-crisis-line.jpg
    The Veterans Crisis Line can help even if you’re not enrolled in VA benefits or health care.

    CHAT NOW

  • question-001.jpeg

    Have Questions? Get Answers.

    Tips on posting on the forums.

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery instead of ‘I have a question.
       
    2. Knowledgeable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title.
      I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
       
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story.
       
      Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph, there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.
     
    Leading too:

    exclamation-point.pngPost straightforward questions and then post background information.
     
     
    Examples:
     
    • Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
      • Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
    Rephrase the question: I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
     
    • Question B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
      • See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
    Rephrase the question: I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?
     
    This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial of your claim?”
     
    Note:
     
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. This process does not take long.
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. The review requirement will usually be removed by the 6th post. However, we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.
    • This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before hitting the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims, and this helps us do that.
  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • VA Watchdog

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

    employment 2.jpeg

    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


  • 2023-foeum-banner.jpg

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • red-rectangle-thin-bar.png

     

    Ask Your VA Claims QuestionThe LatestVeterans Crisis Line


     

     

     


    red-rectangle-thin-bar.png

  • Get Your HadIt.com Merch! Check them out here2022-11-16_06-22-29.png

  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 18 Guests (See full list)

    • There are no registered users currently online
  • 0

Iu C & P Exam


Aristotle

Question

I got a copy of my IU C & P Exam today and the Examineer stated that, Veterans will be unable to function in occupational environment due to his SC, thoracolumbar spine (back). Veterans can't sit down for more than 10 - 15 minutes, can't bend more than 15 degrees and must ambulate with a cane due to pain on the right leg and poor balance. Does it means I am not capable to secure any employment?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Answers 7
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

7 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • HadIt.com Elder
I got a copy of my IU C & P Exam today and the Examineer stated that, Veterans will be unable to function in occupational environment due to his SC, thoracolumbar spine (back). Veterans can't sit down for more than 10 - 15 minutes, can't bend more than 15 degrees and must ambulate with a cane due to pain on the right leg and poor balance. Does it means I am not capable to secure any employment?

Sounds promising to me but it'll be up to the rater. There's enough there to say you're TDIU. jmo

pr

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank you for the input Philip Rogers.

Hopefully I will have a good rating for my Lumbar Spine, result of the C & P exam is my forward fllexion is 15 degrees with moderate radiculopathy on my right leg. Together with my rating on depression hopefully I can meet the required rating to be considered for IU.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just got a medical opinion fom the Neusurgeon who is treating my SC and states:

Mr................. Is making slow progress after surgery and will have limits on sitting, standing, bending, stooping with no kneeling, crawling or clmbing to be undertakken. Lifting is also limited. He will have limits for an extended period of time and in all probability be off work for one year from the present.

Will this support the statement of the IU C & P Examineer noted on her report?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks carlie, I think I don't have to submit this to support my claim for IU. I'll just hope that the report of the IU C&P Examineer will be good enough that states: The veteran will be unable to function in an occupational environment with his SC.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did you just have surgery on your back? If so, I believe that the va will pay you the special monthly compensation for convlesencing of 100% for one year, then bring you back in for a re-evaluation. if you did not have surgery you still have the following;

Is the neurosurgeon a va doctor? If so, his reports will get back to the va and be part of your c-file. If he is an outside doctor and you were sent to him by a va doc, the va will still receive a response from the doctor that evaluated you. I can tell you by experience that if a doctor states that you can go back to work in a year, no TDIU is in store...

Good luck.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks megghp0405, just like what I said I will not submit it. I hope being out of work since Apr 2011 due to my SC and Major Depression secondary to my SC and the IU C & P Examineer's report stating that I will be unable to function in an occupational environment with my SC will be good enough to support my claim for IU.

What do you think?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines