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Hello:

I received a diagnosis of chronic PTSD "on a C&P exam"

Without any other information at the moment.

I am unemployed and unable to work; the examiner was very responsive

to me during the interview. My paperwork from the Vet Center

also felt and explained their reason why I should be granted IU.

I am currently 60% (non PTSD). Can the examiner grant me IU or do I have to attend another

C&P. Any thoughts. Thanks for your time.

Vietvet

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What is your current 60 percent SC for and what percentage for each,

if more than one condition ?

Also, what did the Vet Center state as their opinion and medical rationale

to support the opinion ?

Thanks

Hello:

I received a diagnosis of chronic PTSD "on a C&P exam"

Without any other information at the moment.

I am unemployed and unable to work; the examiner was very responsive

to me during the interview. My paperwork from the Vet Center

also felt and explained their reason why I should be granted IU.

I am currently 60% (non PTSD). Can the examiner grant me IU or do I have to attend another

C&P. Any thoughts. Thanks for your time.

Vietvet

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Thanks for your reply.

I have 20% diabetes, + (Left & Right) 10% bilaterals for diabetic neuropathy upper + (Left & Right) 10% bilaterals for diabetic neuropathy lower, and also 10% for tinnitus.

Rationale was I am unable to work because of my loss of memory "needed" as a letter carrier, and also my hands had become

weakened because of my diabetic neuropathy, which is super important as a letter carrier. I left my job after 17 years because I could not continue. That was 2 yrs. ago, I was 62.

Again, thanks!

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At 60 percent and the conditions you posted, I personally do not feel

this would warrant a grant for IU.

Reason being that there are other avenues, types of employment that

the SC disabilities would not preclude you from.

NOW

should a claim for PTSD be granted, that would certainly be helpful and

in the end could result in either an increase, 100 percent scheduler or IU.

JMHO

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I agree with Carlie, one of the requirements for TDIU is that you need at least a 40%, on a singular service connected disability. Which in turn, this disability prevents you from being employed. The 20% and 10% for diabetes and neuropathy don't preclude you from working. The 60% sounds like your overal rating, however, without the 40% singular rating, TDIU can not be granted.

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