Jump to content

Sponsored Ads



  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    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 ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Advertisemnt

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    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

Sponsored Ads

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • 0
redgnr04

ptsd reconsideration

Question

I was previously denied a ptsd claim due to no treatment or diagnosis.

The exminer filled out the initial DBQ but it failed to show any mental diagnosis.

 

These past few months I have been in treatment at the VA and they recently diagnosed me with PTSD.

I just filed a reconsideration on the previous claim and sumbitted the VA diagnosis as new evidence.

 

Would it be possible to have a private psychologist fill out a review DBQ at this point and submit it with the reconsideration?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Yes you can as long as you have a  DSM 5 PTSD  Diagnoses from a VA Qualified Dr.

Never hurts to to have to much evidence.

Just keep it short and to the point   they don't like to read long drawn out reports or a bunch of virbiten ....> lots of pages.

JMO

Edited by Buck52

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ad

  • 0

How about posting a redacted copy of your PTSD Denial Letter. That and a redacted copy of the C & P Forensic DBQ would give us a better idea of what you're up against.

What type of PTSD Claim, FDC or Reg A$$, did you file? What's the Denial Letter Date? Did a VSR handle your Claim or did you do a DIY?

You reference an "Initial PTSD DBQ" when discussing your C & P Exam. A VA Forensic PTSD C & P Exam results in (1), and only (1) DBQ. You were denied based on the results of that DBQ, there is no additional DBQ for your initial claim forthcoming.

Keep in mind your NOD Clock is ticking down, 364 from the Denial Letter Date, the Reconsideration request doe does not stop the NOD Filing Clock.

Semper Fi

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

I don't have a copy of the CNP yet but I saw it on my VSO's computer.

It was a combat claim and they already conceded my stressors under the 2010 rules.

Both the doc on the initial DBQ and VA rater conceded my combat stressors in the denial letter.

I'll try to get that scanned in.

Just want to know if they will accept a review DBQ in this case?

Edited by redgnr04

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Any Document relating to your Claim or Appeal forwarded by you or a Clinician on your behalf  must be accepted and eventually reviewed if it's determined to be New and Material Evidence.  A VA PTSD DBQ, completed by any Clinician that is not a VA Certified Forensic Qualified Psychiatrist or Psychologist PHD would carry very little probative value in any attempt to rebut the original C & P DBQ.

It's been quite awhile but I don't think the VA's requirements for VET PTSD/MH services have changed. Did you receive an initial PTSD/MH evaluation in the form of a PCP Administered symptom questionnaire? The scoring of that Questionnaire was necessary to get a referral to the VMC MH Dept.

At the 1st appointment with the MH Dept, another PTSD/MH Symptom questionnaire was administered by a MH Nurse. The subsequent score determined your admission to the MH Treatment Program. The Vet was then given  a choice of seeing a Psychiatrist, joining a PTSD Group or a combination of both. I opted for group and met twice a week for 21/2 yrs. Once a month, I would have a personal session with a MH/PTSD Social Worker that headed up the weekly Group Sessions.

My one and only contact with a VA Staff Psychiatrist was at the Forensic PTSD C & P Exam. This was back in mid 2010, within 2 weeks I noticed a copy of the C & P DBQ had been placed in my VA Med Records by the C & P Dr.

Semper Fi

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Ads

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • OK so I had pancreatectomy in 2003 due to an impacted goldstone 2/3 of my  Pancreas was removed I am type one diabetes with very large scars continued diarrhea stomach problems Constant back and shoulder pain I recently received a Nexus letter from my  endocrinologist related to my service in the gulf war.  Any suggestions or advice from anyone
    • I would like to meet other Hadit members who live in Michigan.  We have at least two major VA Hospitals (Battle Creek, Ann Arbor).  Or maybe you go to the the John Dingell in Detroit.  

      I like Ann Arbor.  I like the fact that most of the doctors there are also at the UM Hospital.  I don't like how uickly they seem to turn over though.  
      • 2 replies
    • Really?
      I am confused.  A few days ago I spoke to a person at a VARO who said if I die from something other than service-connected my husband gets zero, zilch, squat.  Hmmmmmm, it seems the rules change willy-nilly...I have been rated 100% P & T for over 10 years, MS is static, and I am 56 years of age.

      Can a fellow Veteran shed a light on this?

      Thank you.
      • 15 replies
    • Fund raising for HadIt.com
      The site is supported through ads and ad free subscriptions, we are also asking for any support you would like to send our way. You can give a $1 or more it all helps. Keep in mind though that it is NOT tax deductible and we are NOT a non profit. As the site grows so do the costs and ads and subscription do not always keep pace with the costs. Any help is appreciated, but not required.
      • 8 replies
    • Carol Ozanecki- Blue Water vet Advocate called me with this news:

      https://www.stripes.com/news/lawmakers-launch-new-effort-to-provide-agent-orange-coverage-for-blue-water-navy-vets-1.525395

      Also there is a article in Pop Culture she sent to me----mentionig Blue Water vets buy I felt it was too political to post here. You can google it if you want to read it.

       

       
      • 9 replies
×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines