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Hello all I'm looking for some advice and I apologize now if

this is in the wrong place. I’ve been rated for 30 % PTSD back in 2008, and

have been going to regular monthly meetings with the counselor at my local VA

as well as seeing the doctor. Over the course of the last five years I have

been on different types of medication etc. but recently I’ve found out what conditions

they are treating due to the blue button download on the VA website. Turns out

they are treating me for Schizophrenia and Bi-polar. As well as depression and

all that stuff. Would it be worth filing for a re-evaluation?

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Unless there is a service nexus to the Bi Polar/schizophrenia,or a doctor can state they are secondary to the PTSD, I would- if I were you, check the PTSD rating schedule here at hadit and see if you can re open and supply the VA with enough 'New and Material" evidence to warrant a higher rating of the 30%

The "new and Material evidence could be increase in PTSD med dosages, changes to stronger PTSD meds, and all of your PTSD treatment records since gaining the 30%.

VA could lump all off your MH conditions into the PTSD rating so maybe a secondary rating for them would have no monetary gain to you.

I always shudder when I see a 30% PTSD rating.

It usually should be aggressively appealed,in my opinion, unless there is a significant employment factor.

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good!!!!!!! Great!!!!

Are you still employed?????

They took my husband up from 30% PTSD right to 100% SC P & T for PTSD when he re opened.

Unfortunately the award letter came 3 years after he died.

There is no SC% for PTSD that limits a veteran from applying for TDIU or 100%,when they are not employed.

It is medical and occupational (and sometimes Voc Rehab, SSDI ) evidence that determines that,

and not being swayed by some discouraging half baked remarks from some lazy NSO or vet rep who doesn't have a clue,

when a 30% PTSD vet wants to attain their highest possible rating..based on their established evidence.

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