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Reconsideration for P&T

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I am 100% schedular for my PTSD but I need to get P&T. I understand that the VA believes that I will get better because MH conditions usually improve but mine has not. I went from 10% to 70% to now 100%. It is steadily getting worse. I don't understand why the VA wont give me P&T. I have been getting SSDI solely for PTSD since 2008 when it was rated at 10%. I have recently filed an intent to file asking for reconsideration of P&T along with a 21-4138 and denial letter from vocational rehab. I am also willing to do a C&P in they want one. I was just taken off of a suicide watch list about a week ago due to my extreme suicidal ideation and mental impairment. I also go to therapy weekly with a civilian provider that the VA pays for. I just hate having to jump through hoops for something that has no end in sight. I'm never going to wake up and be cured of this. I am also SMC S1 housebound since 2014.  Was just awarded the 100% and SMC S1 recently (back dated to 2014). Is the Voc Rehab denial considered new and material evidence or do I need more (just got denied voc rehab like 1 day ago)?

 

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I'm not an expert on how to get P&T, but in my opinion, the intent to file was a step in the right direction.

Typically, it requires the doctors determine you are not expected to improve or you carry the 100% rating for 5 or more continuous years (i.e. rating became static). With what you described, it sounds like time for them to make the P&T determination.

Good luck, I hope it works out for you.

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Thanks for the reply vync hopefully they will award me soon. I could definitely use the champva and chapter 35 for my kids.

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I specifically asked to be considered PT, I had been rated at 70% for at least 5 years and when the day I was deemed unable to complete voc. rehab. due to my sc disabilities I was awarded. 

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24 minutes ago, seminoles said:

I specifically asked to be considered PT, I had been rated at 70% for at least 5 years and when the day I was deemed unable to complete voc. rehab. due to my sc disabilities I was awarded. 

Yes, that was my initial reaction.  Sometimes, the veteran needs to ask for it instead of waiting for the VA to make the first move.  I don't know if the original poster actually asked for it or not.  If not, try it.

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That is exactly what I am doing. I never wait for the VA to give me anything. I was asking if the voc rehab letter was new and material evidence for the increase to P&T. Seminole I have been 70% for over 5 years according to the back dating and I have been 100% for over 2 years according to award date. Hopefully that will be enough to justify my request for the P&T. Thanks for responding. A little encouragement and advice can go a long way.

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