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Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
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I'm a hot mess right now. So I figured maybe some advice or a dose of reality can help me.
I am rated 70% for major depression and anxiety.
The other 10% is for PCOS, Hypothyroidism, patella femoral syndrom.
I had a follow up C&P back in July for my major depression and anxiety.
I received my decision letter back in August. They kept the rating at 70%, however they also put in this little excerpt: "occupational and social impairment, with deficiencies in most areas, such as work, school, family relations, judgement, thinking, or mood". Along with my decision letter, the VA initiated an IU claim. I filled out all the paperwork and letters they needed. Recently they sent out the 21-4192s to my previous employers. I called them to let them know what was coming through. That they need to sign and send back.
2 of the employers really didn't know what was going on with me during that time. I kept it to myself because I did not feel comfortable telling them about this. I quit my last job, stating that I had medical issues and that I would be going to a lot of appointments. I was immediately dismissed from that job (and pretty much yelled at). I had warned the manager that I worked for at the time that I was going through medical examinations at the VA and would have to miss some work.
Anyways, if my previous employers do not send back the 21-4192 will they deny my claim? Also, do any of you see why they would deny my IU?
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