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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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ShuMan

Mental Health DBQ

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Any guess what the percentage will be for this on? My guess is 50% based on the symptoms.

DBQ for MDD W/Chronic pain.

Secondary to SC Back

3. OCCUPATIONAL AND SOCIAL IMPAIRMENT

  • ·          Occupational and social impairment with occasional decrease in work efficiency and intermittent periods of inability to perform occupational tasks,although generally functioning satisfactorily, with normal routine behavior, self-care and conversation

FOR VA RATING PURPOSES, CHECK ALL SYMPTOMS THAT APPLY TO THE VETERAN'S DIAGNOSES

  • Depressed mood

  • Anxiety

  • Panic attacks more than once a week

  • Impaired judgment

  • Disturbances of motivation and mood

  • Difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships

  • Difficulty adapting to stressful circumstances, including work or a work like setting

 

 

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Shaman,  I would say 30-50%, only because of the occupational statement"with occasional decrease in work effiency", however you do have more symptoms than 30% in my opinion,  so it could very well be 50% if the rater goes by symptoms as they should

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Shuman, not Shaman,  darn spell check! 

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Thank you Flores for your response. I should find out here in 2 - 3 weeks. Those FDC are moving along fast these days. If this claim gets done next month it'll be under 90 days.  I did file only one disability and the package was solid with an IME and treatment records.  I'll post to this thread when I have the results.

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Was your above DBQ posting from your Actual MH C & P? Was the Dr (Psychiatrist or Psychologist PhD?) VA or Contract?

Can't say I'm familiar with straight MH DBQs, primarily PTSD and now Thanks to FlNurse, MST/PTSD DBQs. I thought the Drs were required to opine regarding each of the "Checked" Symptoms.

Any chance you could post the actual redacted DBQ?

Semper Fi

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Thank you for your response Gastone. This was an IME/IMO by a Psychologist  that I had done for a FDC that I put in for.

I'll work on getting that full DBQ posted, have to edit out all the personal info.

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