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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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      She then says "Well you don't need those files so let me file the NOD" I tell her NO. Resoundingly empathically NO>
      She then tells me I know how to file a NOD. She then remembers I am filing a CUE and says "you shouldn't file a CUE because you will never win and then the VA will be mad at you"......
      Just f'ing wow.
      Then I tell her once again to do what I asked her to do and to stop trying to dissuade me from what I want. I tell her she is wasting her time and mine and that all I want is her to get those documents.
      She then yells to the other woman to get "Bill".  Man comes in and says "those are VA files you don't get to have them".
      I tell him he is wrong and ask who he is. He refuses to answer. I look at woman 2 and say Please tell me your full name so I have a record. She wants to know why. I tell her point blank, that the next time I speak to AL in DC I am going to reference her and what she has said and not done. I then look at "Bill" and ask his name. He tells me 'you don't need to know that". I tell him I do because saying "Bill from AL means nothing to anyone". He snaps back 'I don't work for AL I work for VFW".
      I ask him why he is sticking his nose into an AL situation? He gets mad and leaves.
      She writes down her name, at least I think it is her name, date and time .
      Then says all she is going to do is fill out a FOIA.  At this point I decide to let her do that and get a copy to submit with my complaint to the AL.
       She then asks me what I want. Types that I want my C-file and the files on the attached sheet, prints it, shoves it at me and says to Sign it. I tell her no it is not accurate and ask for a pen and write explicitly what  I want.
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      She writes it wrong in her own phrasing and i made her redo it.
      Then I made her add Time is of the essence on the form.
      When she handed it to me. I initialed before and after the typing and drew a line threw the blank space.
      She gasped and asked why I did that. I said "its blank space and anyone could add words to that blank space. She then started to say, and got half way through saying
      'I needed to put more stuff...." and then shut up as she realized she was admitting to falsifying a FOIA over my signature.
       
      I am not sure which is worse, having the people with my POA try and screw me over or having the VA which is supposed to be on my side try and Screw me over.
       
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