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Surprise 70% Ptsd Rating; Now What Can I Do.............?!

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I hope you can help me; not sure what I should do.
I was rated Service Connected Disable for PTSD on August 21, 2012 @ 70%. I didn't expect this at all. If anything, I thought I would get a low rating for my physical aliments............(neck, back head shoulder).
When I applied in 11/2011, I had been out of work for 3 yrs and was totally distraught,confused and disoriented. Needless to say, I finally got a job in 02/12 and it is no where near what I use to do or the money I use to make.
I'd like to know what your advice would be for this:
I see where I do have serious social and economic problems and believe I am totally diasable & want to ask for 100% PTSD, Permanent and Total. I'm still on this job that wrecks my nerves, can't stop the obsessive thoughts and wants to hurt people because I don't work well with people at all. I took this week off because I couldn't pull up the gumption to go back in there after the week, mentally.
What should I do; appeal my rating 1st and then apply for TDIU while working or do I go ahead and let the job go in order to apply for TDUI and then appeal the VA's decision?
Thanks in advance.

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Senior  or Pvt, I know it has been awhile since this post, but any chance either of you still check this? Sorry- new to this and this topic hits home here.

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You can search for more questions about PTSD Ratings Here such as

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Why am I seeing different ratings for PTSD here?

My total rating, including Tinitus (thanks to multiple explosions) and shrapnel wound, AND PTSD is 60%.  Yet, if I'm reading this correctly, there are some here who have been granted 70% for PTSD alone.

I don't get it.

Employment was mentioned in a few posts, but considering I haven't been significantly employed, or under-employed for a number of years, I would think that might weigh in my favor.

 

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And some are here  who got 100% SC P & T for PTSD (my dead husband- 3 years after his death). It might be best to start a new thread here...this one is old.

The PTSD ratings are explained in the VA Schedule of Ratings, linked below the main forums.

"Employment was mentioned in a few posts, but considering I haven't been significantly employed, or under-employed for a number of years, I would think that might weigh in my favor."

Employability is a key factor to all ratings.

Did you NOD the 60%? If not you can re-open the claim with New and Material evidence.

Do you get SSDI solely for the SC conditions?

Did VA Voc Rehab ever turn you down stating your SCs make Voc Rehab unfeasible?

"considering I haven't been significantly employed, or under-employed for a number of years, I would think that might weigh in my favor."

It certainly could but there are other factors, as within the VA SRD, and VA has to know if you are ,in fact unemployed and/or how your SCs have affected your ability to work....since their last rating...that is where the new and material evidence comes in, if you did not appeal the 60% in time.

 

 

 

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