Jump to content
  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • 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
     
  • Ads

  • 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

  • VA Watchdog

  • 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

Question

At the behest of my psychiatrist at the V.A. on more than one occasion, I was asked why I did not request an increase from my 30% initial rating 8 years ago. I have no answer for that other than I felt like I wasn't deserving. After a particular hard day, I changed my mind, again at her request, and started the process. My symptoms have gotten worse as I get older. I have been working with the V.A. Psychiatrist and a "Medication Advisor" for lack of a better title the entire time. This process is bringing back all the bad thoughts that have been plaguing me since my first round with my claim. I am scheduled for another C&P exam next month and my anxiety attacks are now just compounded. I guess this is just the nature of the beast ? am I wasting my time and the level of sanity I have managed to maintain ? 

Edited by 1cavarty69

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Each Veteran makes a decision as to when/if they file a claim.  I have not met "ONE" yet, who regretted filing for benefits.  If you should be the first, then you can withdraw your claim, and VA will be happy to accomodate you.  

However, I have met many (including myself) who regrets waiting to file.  

Do you really think it will help your anxiety level by not filing?  

My experience has been that ignoring a 5000 pound gorilla in the room wont make him go away, if he is realy there.  

It sounds like your "gorrilla" is the real deal and you are dealing with your issues.  

I see it you have 2 choices:

1.  Deal with your issues. 

2.  Deal with your issues AND file for benefits and maybe get paid for them.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

I sure can relate to that-my husband went through the same thing when he requested a rating higher than his PTSD ( at 30% since 1984)

By 1993 SSA awarded him SSDI solely for his PTSD.

In 1997 he was posthumously awarded 100% SC for PTSD. SSA used all of his VA records and VA could have awarded the 100 %  in his lifetime....

But you can get through this-

I guess this is just the nature of the beast ? " Yes it is.

"am I wasting my time and the level of sanity I have managed to maintain ? " Not in my opinion at all. 

Broncovet is right.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

+1 for Bronco.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
On 5/29/2018 at 5:16 PM, Berta said:

I sure can relate to that-my husband went through the same thing when he requested a rating higher than his PTSD ( at 30% since 1984)

By 1993 SSA awarded him SSDI solely for his PTSD.

In 1997 he was posthumously awarded 100% SC for PTSD. SSA used all of his VA records and VA could have awarded the 100 %  in his lifetime....

But you can get through this-

I guess this is just the nature of the beast ? " Yes it is.

"am I wasting my time and the level of sanity I have managed to maintain ? " Not in my opinion at all. 

Broncovet is right.

 

 

I am so sorry to hear of your spouses passing. God Bless him for his service and the hell he was put through. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
On 5/29/2018 at 3:04 PM, broncovet said:

Each Veteran makes a decision as to when/if they file a claim.  I have not met "ONE" yet, who regretted filing for benefits.  If you should be the first, then you can withdraw your claim, and VA will be happy to accomodate you.  

However, I have met many (including myself) who regrets waiting to file.  

Do you really think it will help your anxiety level by not filing?  

My experience has been that ignoring a 5000 pound gorilla in the room wont make him go away, if he is realy there.  

It sounds like your "gorrilla" is the real deal and you are dealing with your issues.  

I see it you have 2 choices:

1.  Deal with your issues. 

2.  Deal with your issues AND file for benefits and maybe get paid for them.  

I went ahead with the rating increase request (4/26/18), did my C&P (6/15/18) and it is now in "Preparation for Notification" stage (6/27/18)/ I had another appointment with the V.A.Psychiatrist after the C&P and she reviewed my DBQ online. I heard a "oh no" at the very beginning of her reading and then a "wait a minute" as she continued and ended with a "it looks pretty good, I think will be happy with the outcome".  Did she see the recommended increase ??? After driving myself nuts for a couple of days I went to the V.A. Outpatient clinic and got a copy for myself. Reading that really put the pedal to the metal on my psyche and I just folded it up and relegated it to my "V.A. stuff-save" drawer. I will be getting my answer hopefully soon. It just seems pretty quick to be positive........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

    • I filed a claim in october of 2018 for ptsd and TDIU, long story short I tried to do everything myself and didn't have the proper diagnosis so I was service connected for anxiety based on having a medical marijuana card diagnosis for anxiety but the rating was 30% and I much worse off then that. So I obtained a referral from the va to a fancy psychiatrist from the university of north florida's behavior health department and was diagnosed with ptsd, bi polar 1 and panic disorder. I used this new medical evidence as my supplemental claim evidence and filed it April 16, 2019 after receiving my letter March 20, 2019. My claim is now at Pending Decision Approval with an estimated completion date of july 2, 2019 which is super fast from all I have read. My question is, Am I going to be awarded tdiu with the evidence I submitted if they adjust me up to 70% which I think it will . Or if they award 70% for ptsd on this new supplemental claim will i have to re-apply for tdiu again? Or would that all be considered in the final review of the entire claim? Thanks for any help.

      1-22 1BCT 4th I.D. "Regulars by God"
      • 1 reply
    • how do you figure when they will start paying me at the 100% rate, housebound..?  They will start the pay before they finish the back pay?  That would be nice !!
    • Hello:

      If you receive a hysterectomy while you are filing for disability through the VA, will it still count?

      I am out of the military.

      Thank you
      • 1 reply
    • Help needed bad  Male MST
      Is there anything for a man who's been diagnosed with PTSD secondary to MST. I see all this information and it's primarily speaking as if it only happened to females. If anybody has any advice for a man who suffers from this condition please let me know I'm not alone. Also let me know of any coping skills you've learned as I have lived the last 25-30 years of my life in full flight from reality. 
      • 9 replies
    • Occasionally it becomes necessary for HadIt.com to come to the community to help raise funds. This is one of those occasions.

      A couple of things to keep in mind

      Financial contributions are never required, but always appreciated.


      NOT tax deductible, HadIt.com is NOT a non profit and any contribution you make is just a gift and cannot be deducted on your taxes.


      If you prefer to give through a subscription, you may subscribe here the rates are $5 per month or $50 per year and gives you an ad free experience on the forums.



      Thank you for your support!
      • 3 replies
  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines