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I just got a call today stating that my Husband filed for an increase for PTSD with depression and Migraines and i know that is not true. The only claim that i can think of is that he has an appeal for unemployability ( since 2012) in where he asked for a DRO. He filed his last increase for PTSD with depression in 2012 and that was granted and he has had a 30% since 2008 for migraines. So many negative things have been happening with the VA that i am unsure of how i should take the news. My question is why would they reopen 2 claims now? He has not worked since leaving the military so he does not qualify for 50% migraines and he sees a psychiatrist and social worker twice a month and he has not had any improvements at all in years. As a matter of fact... he was recently dismissed from the caregiver program due to not improving and since he has PTSD, he should have been "fixed" by now, therefore, his symptoms are due to depression and he does not have compensation for ( although he does.. he has compensation for PTSD with depressive symptoms). I do not know what to do and i am so lost. Thanks for reading.

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Vistagirl81, I'm not aware of your husband's timeline, but could it be time for the review? If he's not P&T he probably has had a date that a review was going to be scheduled that can be seen in the BBE's and on Ebennies...

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Thanks for responding. On ebenifits his review time is June 2015. He was reviewed for all his SC injuries in the middle of 2012 when he filed for an increase in PTSD and unemployability. Unemployability was denied stating he went to school so he could handle a work like environment. He had not been enrolled in school for a year because it was too much for him. He is not P&T.

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If it was vA Voc Rehab, did they document that his SCs prevented him from continuing Voc Rehab?

The Voc Rehab records are separate from his med recs.

if a vet,due solely to SC is un-vocrehabable, they are TDIU due to their SCs and are therefore unemployable.

Did he call the VA back and find out why they called? Maybe it was the DRO.

"He has not worked since leaving the military so he does not qualify for 50% migraines" There could be some nexus to his SMRs and even to his meds or to his PTSD.

I have noticed lately here a trend I have not seen before at VA....they seem to actually be considering conditions that might not have been formally claimed yet could potentially have a SC rating........

If VA re opened something for me I would be jumping for joy.....

then again I forgot.....they re opened my DIC claim, per IRIS,last year and wont tell me why.

I have received DIC for 20 years. :wacko: It was awarded under three separate bases..


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He has never went to or applied for Voc Rehab. His social worker an psychiatrist said he cannot work because of his SC injuries. His Social worker even wrote to SS on behalf of his SSDI claim. On benefits it says a increase and he did not apply for one. He just got one 2 years ago. I am just worried, since they took the caregiver program away. His compensation income and his SSDI is the only income we have because he cannot be left alone. We wont have anything and i am so tired of fighting to get him what he is already supposed to have.

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