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I called the 800 and the person I spoke with informed me that my claim for PTSD has been forwarded to ratings on the 20th of December 2006. I was wondering what comes after ratings, a C&P or increase in my current 40% disability for spine injuries?

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I called the 800 and the person I spoke with informed me that my claim for PTSD has been forwarded to ratings on the 20th of December 2006. I was wondering what comes after ratings, a C&P or increase in my current 40% disability for spine injuries?

Thanks, TB

If it is in ratings you should get a decision on your claim? Did you already have a C.&P. if you did you should be getting a decision on your claim good luck! Your rating for P.T.S.D. should be a separate rating from your back!

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I`m guessing you already had a c & p for PTSD. What was your m.o.s. in service and where did you serve? I

It may very well be waiting to be rated, but you can never trust what you hear on the 800#. During my claim I heard different stories every week. I was finally told on my last call that it had been rated and that was true. Good luck.

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TB,

After your C-file is sent to the the "Rating Board," the RVSR (Rating Specialist) makes a decision on your claim. They'll then send you a rating decision stating either a grant in benefits sought or a denial.

I was wondering what comes after ratings, a C&P or increase in my current 40% disability for spine injuries

Normally, if there isn't sufficient medical documantation in your C-file to rate the claim, the RVSR will set you up with a C&P, so they can obtain the needed information to nake a decision on your claim.

Along with your claim for PTSD, did you also file for an increase for your back? If you didn't, then more than likely the VA won't address that issue. Having said that, when a veteran already has a disability(ies) rated by VA and files a new claim, they can take a look see at the previuos ratings. I'm not saying they will but they can if they become aware that there may be a change in your current situation.

Hope this answers your questions!

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