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Finally Got An Apt For Mental Health C&p

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My original claim was filed back in Oct. 2011 and I am just now scheduled for my first PTSD C&P exam with MSLA clinic here in Los Angles, CA. I have been going to one on one therapy with my VA pshy every Friday and I am on medication so my VA bill is constanly growing. I'm just excited and nervous to fianlly have my C&P exam and hope/pray the wait is soon to end. To everyone out there waiting on their claims, keep the faith and get help, your day will come.

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If the VA Psych has diagnosed you with PTSD,which seems to be the case, and if the stressor you have complies with the PTSD criteria in our PTSD forum, then hopefully all will go well with your claim.

Almost 2 years for a C & P exam? That is awful.

"keep the faith and get help"....that is very good advice for anyone with PTSD and also with a claim pending, Radio_Dog.

Here is info on the co pays that you might possibly get refunded when your SC rating is determined.


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Thank you Berta for all your advice on this board, I have read a lot and learned a lot too. I am diagnosed with PTSD by my VA psy and he has prescribed me medication, (zoloft and taminzipan for sleep). My stressor is solid and proven both by unit company commander and media reports along with a navy/marine corp accommodation medal. I just hope the third party mental clinic agrees with my VA psy. I have heard a lot about the MMPI test that these clinics are using and at times do not apply to PTSD in which a lot of vets are being denied due to the outcome. I am thankful for the treatment I am receiving at the VA but at the same time I need the service connection because I’m breaking the bank.

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So just completed my first and only C&P exam yesterday for PTSD and I believe it went well..I will try to upload the exam notes from BlueButton in a few days, weird thing happened before the exam started the examiner ask if I was currently getting compensated in which I stated no, she replied, "weird it shows you at 50% on the computer, oh well lets move on," I was like WTF really. Anyone have any explanations, a rating before a C&P exam? who knows I guess wishful hoping..Ill fill you in soon

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Ok here's the dirty...Aug 29, 2013 took my first and only C&P exam for PTSD..Claimed GWI for irritable bowel as well (no C&P)...Went from gathering of evidence since 10/03/2011 to Preparation for decision on 9/5/2013 to Pending decision approval this morning 9/6/2013..I hope this all ends soon but I know not to jump the gun..

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I really hope so too Radio, keep us updated.

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I never had a C&P exam for my initial rating in 1973, but in those days to get a rating of 70%-100% you had to be chewing the carpet. Even today when you ask for increase the VA tends to just use your last rating and unless there is vast change in your condition they deny an increase. For PTSD once you get the initial rating even if it is 10% it opens the door for IMO's and you can get to 100%. You have to walk on VA coals first. Very often vets with emotional problems may be left with impression that the only DX available is PTSD. This is not true and if you have treatment or symptoms of any mental problem in service you can use that to get proper rating just as easy if not easier than PTSD.

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