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C&p Results Came In Today


Dennis

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Hi to all

I finally got a copy of my C&P results in the mail today. Who says the mailman doesn't ever bring anything of value? B)

So many of you have been through the VA wringer and I am eager to here what you guys think of my appeal.

The basic approach to my appeal is that I was SC for Pernicious Anemia with mild memory impairment and got 10%. The award letter explained that if I met the requirements below I would qualify for 30%.

Occupational and social impairment with occasional 30

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)...........................................

At the end of a very lengthy report (5 pages), the VA psych says:

J. DIAGNOSIS STATUS- As requested by the board, it is the opinion of this examiner that the veteran's observed symptoms are more likely than not a result of events experienced during

his/her active duty military experience.

AXIS I: Dementia secondary to pernicious anemia. Anxiety Disorder NOS. Depressive Disorder NOS.

AXIS II: 301.9 Personality Disorder NOS with Avoidant and Negativistic and Paranoid Traits.

AXIS III: See Medical Chart.

AXIS IV: Family discord, inadequate social support, work stress.

AXIS V: 55 moderate to serious symptoms.

If I am reading this right, and the VA does the right thing, 30% should be the award.

What do you guys think? As always, your opinions and insights are highly valued.

Dennis
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Dennis,

What diagnostic code is this for?

Occupational and social impairment with occasional 30

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)...........................................

J. DIAGNOSIS STATUS- As requested by the board, it is the opinion of this examiner that the veteran's observed symptoms are more likely than not a result of events experienced during

his/her active duty military experience.

Which board requested the opinion. What did the request state ?

I wish the examiner had reviewed your records and supported the opinion with

some reference found in SMR's of your "events experienced during his/her active duty military experience." I don't think this evidence will be weighed as a nexus to military service without those supporting factors.

JMHO and wish you the best,

carlie
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Carlie,

The diagnostic code is 7700-9326. The 7700 is for pernicious anemia (10% SC). The 9326 is for dementia. According to the CFR it is

9326 Dementia due to other neurologic or general medical

conditions (endocrine disorders, metabolic disorders,

Pick's disease, brain tumors, etc.) or that are substance-

induced (drugs, alcohol, poisons).

The neruologic connection is PN (40% SC).

Is it necessary to have a nexus when what you are asking for is an increase due to a complication of an already SC condition?

Now I'm starting to wonder. B)

Dennis

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