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Brothers and Sisters,

I am SC 70% with IU for PTSD as of 03/2004. Today I got a letter from the VA saying that I was going to be re-evaluated to make sure everything is proper. In my award letter it said "no further exams will be scheduled" and on the last page it said that I became P&T as of March 2004. Does anyone know about this re-evaluation? I don't have the date yet and they didn't call it a C&P. Is it really another C&P?

Thanks for your help,

Judi :angry:

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Patrick,

I haven't worked since 2003. I got a form a few months ago asking if I had worked. I filled it out and sent it back stating that I had not worked. PTSD/MST is my disability.

I was diagnosed two weeks ago with MS so I get to have this stress too. I did not file any new or additional claims.

My SO says it's a routine examination. I really can't understand it when my award letter said no further examinations and P&T. I am 10 steps forward and 50 backwards emotionally.

Judi

I have often wondered why the VA would grant 70% PTSD as IU, when it would be more appropriated to just make the vet 100%? If that is this veterans only disability, the VA can re-evaluate based on unemployability. Meaning they can if they feel like it check your ability to sustain gainful employment.

1. Sometimes the VA refers to Form 21-4140-1 as a evaluation.

2. Is the veteran working? If so, then a cross match from SSA and the IRS will generate a reveiw.

3. Did the veteran file any new or addtional claims? If so, the VA can reveiw any of the veterans disabilities upon filing a claim.

4. Is the veteran a combat veteran with the prerequsite medals such as a Purple Heart or other Combat awards?

If 2 and 3 apply then be prepared to explain the situation as best one can and be prepared to be bounced.

If 1 is the option, all veterans that are IU will receive this form for 19 years or till age 69.

If 4 is the answer, then by all means file an NOD and request a Denovo Review.

Patrick

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Judi, Can you post verbatum the contents of the recent VA Letter that tells you of a re-evaluation. I think it's important to get clear on what they actually said vs. what you are hearing they said. What does the letter say exactly ??? ~Wings

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Patrick,

I haven't worked since 2003. I got a form a few months ago asking if I had worked. I filled it out and sent it back stating that I had not worked. PTSD/MST is my disability.

I was diagnosed two weeks ago with MS so I get to have this stress too. I did not file any new or additional claims.

My SO says it's a routine examination. I really can't understand it when my award letter said no further examinations and P&T. I am 10 steps forward and 50 backwards emotionally.

Judi

There shouldn't be "a routine examination" if your letter states "no further examinations and P&T." It could also just be an error. Contact the C&P scheduling office and check on it. Tell them you are P&T. jmo PR

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It may be that since it is PTSD they want to double check the stressors. I am expecting four letters from VA today and I only asked to be service connected for a secondary condition to my DMII. I have been IU P&T for five years. I have six service connected conditions. I don't know what they want from me. If anything I am in worse shape than when I was granted IU P&T. I should file a few more claims come to think of it.

John

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Wings,

Here is what it says:

VA is required to periodically re-evaluate certain disabilities. We have requested a physical examination of your service-connected disability(ies) so that we may review the severity of the condition(s) to ensure that you are properly evaluated.

In a shor period of time, the VA medical facility that will conduct the examination will notify you as to its time and place and any special preparations for the exam. You may have already received the scheduling letter.

If you do not report for this required examination, it could result in the reduction or discontinuance of any VA compensation benefits that you may be receiving.

If your mailing address is different than that shown above, blah blah blah...

If you reside in blah blah blah...

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Judi, Can you post verbatum the contents of the recent VA Letter that tells you of a re-evaluation. I think it's important to get clear on what they actually said vs. what you are hearing they said. What does the letter say exactly ??? ~Wings

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