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First C&p Mental Health Exam And Most Recent Mental Health Exam

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The second opinion exam was ordered to resolve the conflicting evidence in the first exam. The second examiners (opinion) states there was no evidence your current mental health condition existed prior to service. He also states your depresion and then major depresion in service was a precurser to your currently diagnosed bi-polar disorder. Other than the fact that it was determined you are capable of handling your financial affairs, it is not possible to tell what the level of disabiliy you will be service connected for, from what you have provided here.

We would have to see the entire first exam and second exam to help you out in that regard. At this point the first exam will carry little to no weight except in the findings the examiner may have indicated in his report a level of disabiity. The second exam provides the needed information to service connect depression as a precussor to your current mental health condition of bi-polar disorder with depressive episodes.

If this is an original claim you should get service connection back to the original date of claim. If this is a reopened claim that you were previously denied and if there was there was no new and material evidence entered to make this change by the second examiner, then they should call a C.U.E. on themselves and you should get paid for service connection for this condition back to your original date of claim for depression/bi-polar disorder.- IMO

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