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Depression Secondary To Hearing Loss


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I went to the va mental health a year ago. told them I was depressed because of my hearing loss.

Made me do all kinds of testing. my GAF score was an 55.

On axis 1 the doctor wrote depression secondary to medical condition plausable.

Do I have a shot at a depression claim?

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LET US KNOW IF YOUR APPROVED FOR YOUR DEPRESSION SECONDARY TO YOUR HEARING LOSS.?? WATCH OUT ON THEM LOW BALL YOUR RATING.  WISH YOU THE BEST OUTCOME.

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I submitted a claim for depression secondary to hearing loss in 2013

It was denied in 2014

I tried again in 2015

It was denied 2016

2016 I appealed through bva

2018 it converted to Ramp

2019 Ramp was denied

2019 opened AMA appeal

2020 AMA appeal denied

2020 opened suplemental claim

Jan 2021 c@p for depression secondary to hearing loss

 

Examiner told me she will write a favorable report.

Now I wait for outcome.....hope this time it works out...its been a long 7.5 years

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2 hours ago, killemall said:

I submitted a claim for depression secondary to hearing loss in 2013

It was denied in 2014

I tried again in 2015

It was denied 2016

2016 I appealed through bva

2018 it converted to Ramp

2019 Ramp was denied

2019 opened AMA appeal

2020 AMA appeal denied

2020 opened suplemental claim

Jan 2021 c@p for depression secondary to hearing loss

 

Examiner told me she will write a favorable report.

Now I wait for outcome.....hope this time it works out...its been a long 7.5 years

Yes I hope you get it and let us know one way or the other.

I hope your examiner was qualified?  YOUR EXAMINER SOUNDS PROMISING  BUT BE PREPARED FOR THE WORSE.

 You have a good chance ,there are some members here with Depression secondary to hearing loss at 100%/FOR BOTH SO WE KNOW THAT CAN BE SERVICE CONNECTED FOR BOTH.

iF YOU WIN ....>Now be sure to check all these dates for your correct retro.

However it all boils down on a Qualified  Dr stating that your Depression'' is  Likely as not related  to or caused by your Hearing loss''

WITH A GOOD EXPLANATION !!!

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Thank you Gentlemen.

 

I'm feeling good about it.  I paid 3 differant shrinks to do evaluations for me.  Each stated at the end of their respective reports that depression was atleast as likely as not due to my hearing loss.  The shrink at my c@p exam told me that she will be writing her report to say that my depression is due to my hearing loss.

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