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It appears my claim for an increase for PTSD and TDIU was denied. My claim was closed and no increase showing on the benefits letter on eBenefits. Haven't got the brown/white envelope yet but I pretty much bummed out.

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I filed for TDIU when I was 30%. I got new evidence and was bumped up to 70% but denied TDIU. When I got TDIU on appeal the effective date was the date I first filed when I was 30%. As soon as you

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Trust me I know the feeling! I remember getting my denial, first thing I did was go down to VA regional and ask them to explain why I was denied. It was hard to keep from losing it, all I keep hearing was "the examiner felt, the examiner felt". I found out I was denied because of a C&P review, by a doctor I never met.

Continue to gather your evidence, get your C&Ps, and ask for reconsideration.

I'd tell your VetCenter counselor about the denial and ask if they recommend a VSO, they know which VSOs are winning cases.

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