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Denied 70% Rating For Ptsd Yesterday


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:huh: Hi folks, I just got the denial for an increase from 50% to 70% for PTSD. I am really angry and want so much to blast the powers to be for just blowing off what I have gone through and what I still live with today. Because I choose to try and live a somewhat normal life and keep problems to myself and my wife I am not 70%. If I went to the c&p looking like a slob, denied that I do have contact with my sister and her husband it problbly would have made a difference. I intend to follow up on this but I really want to write a letter blasting the raters for being jackasses. Will it do me more harm than good to do so?
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If the PTSD group did not help with the PTSD it would probably help with getting a higher rating down the road. If you show the VA that you are doing everything possible to help yourself and you still have these severe symptoms then you are making a good case for 100% or IU. What you want to show is that you are a compliant patient and that you want "help". Even going inside for the In-House PTSD program will help get a higher rating. However, you must talk about your symptoms. You cannot bottle it up. It might even do you some good. By participating in all these PTSD programs you are building a mountain of documentation for your condition.

You know many of us made it back from Vietnam and then we started having all these severe problems. I know that on my 30 day leave from Nam I ended up overdosing and spent 3 days in a rubber room. I was way too sick to go back but I did go back to duty until I got kicked out a year later.

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:huh: Thanks to all who have responded. Guess what? I think I am getting the picture! I am printing out all replys and when my headache goes away I will start a new plan of action in regard to this matter.I will post as I make progress for those of you who care enough to give advise and let me know what worked for you.
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Enmak,

Through all of this you have not stated why you should get a higher rating other than you feel you should have one. If you could tell us then you should be able to tell the Varo.

Do you know what the VA uses for their rating scale if so how do your symptoms match up?

Even with 50% If you are getting SSDI you should be able to apply for IU. If you haven't worked for a year or more apply for SSDI and IU.

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