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Entitlement To Service Connection For An Acquired Psychiatric


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Does anyone know what the difference is in the meaning of the two.

When I filed for benefits, I filed for Anxiety and Depression.

For each of my two C&P's the Question has been posed.

Entitlement to service connection for an Acquired Chronic Psychiatric Disorder

The first C&P was more likely than not

The second C&P - not likely

The BVA has has ask this question of the two psychiatrist which held the 2nd C&P and wish a new opinion.

Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include anxiety and depression.

Is there any difference if any in the different wording. Could the different wording offer a more positive opinion?

Thanks,

Josephine

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Does anyone know what the difference is in the meaning of the two Questions???

When I filed for benefits, I claimed "Anxiety and Depression"

For each of my two C&P's the Question was posed,

"Entitlement to service connection for an Acquired Chronic Psychiatric Disorder"

The first C&P was "more likely than not";

The second C&P was "not likely".

The BVA has asked a slightly different question of the two psychiatrists (whom conducted the 2nd C&P Exam) and now want a new medical opinion,

"Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include anxiety and depression"

Is there any difference if any in the different wording. Could the different wording offer a more positive opinion?

Thanks,

Josephine

The BVA is being more specific: they are asking for an opinion about your anxiety and depression. "Acquired psychiatric disorder" was vague and left some wiggle room for the examiners to focus on other issues, like Axis 11 issues. Hopefully, with the BVA's Question, the new C@P Exam will focus on your claimed issues! ~Wings

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Wings,

Thanks so much. You already know my story and will let you know, if I have them wiggling over that examination. The claims file is on their desk as of last week for a new opinion and to resolve the other issues.

Always,

Josephine

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I hope that you have a good outsidem medical opinion to support your claim. That will solve a lot of problems. Good Luck I have 100% for Anxiety and Depression.

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Joisephine, I concurr with John and Pete, These guys know what they are talking about. The best way to contradict a MD is with another MD. 2 opinions that contradict each other can often put a claim in relative Equipose where the benefit of the doubt can kick in.

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Hi Guys,

It is too late for the IMO, as the claims file is on the desk of the two crooked psychiatrist. When they changed all of my military records around to suit themselves, I contacted my military treating physician to explain all of his medical records for them. I sent all of his records to him and the records of the 2 military psychiatrist that he sent me to.

The Command, as they stated it, did not send me to them, nor was it for a discharge due to behavior problems. I was sent to them by Dr. C. My military doctor.

Dr. C. my military doctor, to whom I baby-sit for him and his wife, remembered me quite well and wrote the VA a two page letter, as to how things really transpired.

I have medical records of 41 years to back up everything that they changed. I have been to 3 psychiatrist in my time and have been with my Board Certified Internist for the last 29 years.

He has clarified his records of the last 29 years and wrote a letter than they were patently incorrect in their facts of me.

There are legal issues to resolve in this case, as well as transposing medical records and not following Va regulations.

The female psychiatrist authored the C&P and signed it, but the male Psychiartrist refused, thus making this an in-complete exam.

I will give them a chance to right their wrong and then I must go to The Department of Health Professions, as I will make every effort to secure their license for fraud.

I am hoping the two of them will reconcile their differences and give an honest opinion of what they are reading by order of the AMC and the remand of the BVA.

Thanks so much,

Josephine

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Josephine:

From you later post I would say that you should get it but keep this in mind. It is very important to have an IMO that is favorable or you are usually toast. Your Doctor who wrote a letter for you should override some of the other stuff.

If it was me I would be looking for someone to help my case who will write a Medical Opinion that will help you get service connected. You also should try and get a copy of the VARO Opinion as soon as possible.

I hope that you are awarded the benefits that you earned but sometimes it is not easy.

Good Luck

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Pete,

I have that opinion. I just couldn't get the psychiatrist to quit saying that both the librium and the caffergot were for a headache and that I saw two military psychiatrist for those headaches.

This is not true.

The two military psychiatrist write of my being referred to them by the medical officers for nervousness, headaches and irrability and I was dis-satified with the working conditons and with the crude and foul mouth people in the barracks, and with a change, I may be able to stay in service.

Things did not change and later the 2nd psychiatrist recommended the early discharge.

The command did not have a thing to do with my dishcharge - only the medical team.

This is where the psychiatrist lied.

Thanks,

Josephine

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Josephine

It is never too late for an IMO. If you don't get rated initially, you then can submit the IMO along with an appeal or request for reconsideration. The VA has to consider new and material evidence. This may affect your ED but you want your service connection above all else.

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