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I've scoured these forums for a little while now and normally I don't have to make a thread because I end up finding an answer however this is not the case this time.
I will try to keep this short and to the point. Any other information that might be needed I will provide.
In July 2012 I recieved my rating for 70% Service connected compensation and back pay to oct 2011. 10% of that was for an anxiety disorder. While attending school I realized I was very not normal and sent a nod and appeal to the VA in June 2013. Today I finally had an appointment with a va psychologist and he said that my anxiety disorder is severe PTSD. I don't want to get into the details but, I would assume I will now be at 100% as he kept asking me if I wanted to be unemployable..I said no I am only 26 years old. He then said you could always come back and get reevaluated.
Since I put in for an increase within a year of receiving my intial rating of 70% will this be considered an error in the rating of 10% and will I be getting back paid for this?
Also via ebenifits the appeal hasn't moved since July 2012 but my increase is currently at the decision phase..can I call them and tell them to delay whatever decision they were about to make as I just today got told I have severe ptsd even though I guess I've always known.
Any help from you would be greatly appreciated. It's taken me 5 years to actually realize I shouldn't act the way I do. Very interesting time if my life for sure.
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Did you specifically appeal the 10% rating? If the doctor clearly documented what he said, with a rationale, then ,if I were you I would send a copy of that to the VA and ask for a reconsideration
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