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E D secondary to PTSD



How Hard (no pun intended) is it to claim ED secondary to PTSD?

Do the MH Dr need to note this  or the PCP?  WHO?

According to this link?

Anybody know if its a 10% rating?

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ED is an SMC K Award.

You have to have the DX, that takes an MD/DO.

As to PCP or Urologist, DX and DBQ or Clinician Notes from either will work. I used a VA Urologist, with a walk-in request for the DBQ.

DRO took one look at the DBQ, reversed the Denial, Awarded SMC K.

Semper Fi

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Its possible, or even likely, that ED is secondary to MEDICATIONS for PTSD.  In fact, MOST of the anti depressants, have a side effect which includes ED.  

An easy way to check is simply do a search on the meds you are taking for PTSD and see if/how many of these list as a side effect ED.  I think the list that DONT cause ED is easier:  Buproprion apparently does not.  

SMC K is not "10%" its added to your compensation, for loss of use, and is usually about 100 per month.

Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) Rate Table - Effective 12/1/14


There will be no COLA for 2016 so the rates are the same as last year.

SMC Rate Payment variation
K $103.23 Usually added to other rate or paid as the rate when percentage is zero

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Its the same as every OTHER Secondary:

YOu need a current diagnosis, 


YOu need evidence that its at least as likely as not that your ED is due to medications for (service connected) PTSD.  

The good part is this is inferred.  This means if you apply today, and get approved, you should get retro all the way back to when its documented you were 100% AND diagnosed with ED.    You see, because its inferred, your "date of claim" should go back to the date of diagnosis. 

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If the VA is prescribing the blue pills, (Viagra or Levitra), that is a dead giveaway you have been diagnosed with ED.  

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Well I am sure I have  ED and started after I was taking the PTSD Meds...I just never mention it to any of my D'rs  my PCP & MH Dr are Female  and I am a little reluctant to address this with them rather embarrassing .

According to Asknod's Explanation of Mr Potato Head.

 I don't think I'll get more $$ extra compensation ? I am getting SMC -S1  H.B....So to get more comp $$  wouldn't I need to be bedridden or lose my limbs to meet the SMC Criteria?

I would be doing this claim to just raise my ratings  so-to speak.

If I can get more comp$$  Please some one explain this to me??

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