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My question is..should this doctor doing my IMO for increase on PTSD be using the form 21-0960-P-3.... Also,I would want him to include something to get retro back to Oct 2014.please help me get smarter...Thanks
21-0960P-3Review Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
I do believe you are correct. That is the only PTSD rating DBQ. I found the DBQ here: http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/dbq_ListByDBQFormName.asp
If you were originally rated more than a year ago or were rated in Oct 2014, an increase should be able to go back 12 months if your medical records justify the rating criteria at the time.
Here's the criteria: http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?rgn=div5;node=38:22.214.171.124.5#se38.1.4_1130
General Rating Formula for Mental Disorders RatingTotal occupational and social impairment, due to such symptoms as: gross impairment in thought processes or communication; persistent delusions or hallucinations; grossly inappropriate behavior; persistent danger of hurting self or others; intermittent inability to perform activities of daily living (including maintenance of minimal personal hygiene); disorientation to time or place; memory loss for names of close relatives, own occupation, or own name.100Occupational and social impairment, with deficiencies in most areas, such as work, school, family relations, judgment, thinking, or mood, due to such symptoms as: suicidal ideation; obsessional rituals which interfere with routine activities; speech intermittently illogical, obscure, or irrelevant; near-continuous panic or depression affecting the ability to function independently, appropriately and effectively; impaired impulse control (such as unprovoked irritability with periods of violence); spatial disorientation; neglect of personal appearance and hygiene; difficulty in adapting to stressful circumstances (including work or a worklike setting); inability to establish and maintain effective relationships.70Occupational and social impairment with reduced reliability and productivity due to such symptoms as: flattened affect; circumstantial, circumlocutory, or stereotyped speech; panic attacks more than once a week; difficulty in understanding complex commands; impairment of short- and long-term memory (e.g., retention of only highly learned material, forgetting to complete tasks); impaired judgment; impaired abstract thinking; disturbances of motivation and mood; difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships.50Occupational and social impairment with occasional decrease in work efficiency and intermittent periods of inability to perform occupational tasks (although generally functioning satisfactorily, with routine behavior, self-care, and conversation normal), due to such symptoms as: depressed mood, anxiety, suspiciousness, panic attacks (weekly or less often), chronic sleep impairment, mild memory loss (such as forgetting names, directions, recent events).30Occupational and social impairment due to mild or transient symptoms which decrease work efficiency and ability to perform occupational tasks only during periods of significant stress, or symptoms controlled by continuous medication.10A mental condition has been formally diagnosed, but symptoms are not severe enough either to interfere with occupational and social functioning or to require continuous medication.0
General Rating Formula for Mental Disorders
O'kay, so now I have my IMO....I believe I need to fill out a 4138 and send in with IMO...what should I put in that 4138?Thanks All
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