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Doc Statement In C&p


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On the notes by the doctor from my PTSD C&P the doc wrote that my symptoms worsened when my son left for the Air Force.

That is not what I said. I told her that since (because) my son had left for the AF, and I only have 1 more kid at home, I can come back to the VA and start getting this stuff (my medical and mental issue) worked on/taken care of.

That statement of my symptoms getting worse is not correct and, I think, will mess with plans to back date to prior claim.

I believe I read on here that something can be done to correct that but I can't find it.

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Someone here recently had success with a faulty C & P by going to their VAMC's patient advocate.

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This may not have much, if any, affect on your rating if everything else in the C and P is okay. Focus on what is most important and relevant. Do you think this will harm your rating? In what way?

Remember, you need 3 things for SC compensation:

1. A current diagnosis

2. An in service event or aggravation.

3. A nexus between the two.

Of course the symptoms go into the disability percentages and you should be sure all your relevant symptoms are reported and in your C and P exam.

"Worsening symptoms" may be grounds for an increase. Once you are service connected, you dont have to "re service connect" over and over.

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Thanks to each of you for replying. The reason I'm concerned is that I put in a claim in '94 when I was experiencing the same issues that I currently have, with the same severity. I was told then that they couldn't find anything and I got several things denied, a couple of things SC, but all at 0%.

PTSD (...depression and anxiety) is the first thing that I've claimed since I came back to the VA, only because that is the only thing I've received an actual diagnosis for. The gastro issues are still being tested, as is the chronic pain. I believe I will be done with Chronic pain, getting a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia or polymyositis, in the next few weeks, I will claim that then.

Eventually, since what I claimed back then and was denied are all presumptives for Gulf War now, I will attempt to get them back date to '94.

So, her stating "the symptoms worsened" which they did not, puts a hole in the plan. Does any of this make sense?

Again, any input is appreciated...

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