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Raza2009

FSAD Secondary to PTSD/MST

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Good evening. Has anyone submitted a claim for FSADD since the VASRD Code was approved in May? I am 100% sure I would be approved % would be 0 like the males with ED and should receive the same SMC-K as the males. I am looking specifically as whether I would file it secondary to PTSD (due to MST). There is another post in one of the forums about someone who did have a C&P exam for the MST but nothing was asked secondary to their claim for PTSD. Anyone else requested approval for this? 

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Miss spelled acronym

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No, I haven't requested approval for FSAD.  However, my suggestion is to go ahead and apply and specify primary, secondary, etc.  Dont leave anything out and let VA do their job and worry if its primary or secondary, because that does not matter to you.  (or it shouldnt).

Reasons:

    The Veteran does not have to apply for SMC K, its always inferred, so VA is "supposed" to award whenever the Veteran meets the applicable criteria for it.  

    However, there is a gap between what VA is "supposed" to do and what they actually do.  VA is "supposed" to provide benefits to deserving Vets in a timely manner, but you see how that works.  

    Therefore to cover for an "oversight" of VA's failure to adjuticate this disorder, go ahead and bring it to their attention and apply.  In VA decision makers defense, they only have a few minutes to read your decision so it is not suprising they miss stuff like this frequently.  

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Thank you bronkovet! And I cant believe I spelled FSAD wrong! 

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I agree with broncovet  but some times the VA don't always do the right thing

As for as receiving SMC K some times we male veterans will need to file a claim for ED because they do not always infer this...Its called loss of use of a Reproductive organ.

Although its a SMC privilege its usually rated and Service Connected at 0% and paid in addition to any S,C, COMP.

However for a 100% sc veteran to get inferred to SMC BY A ''Good rater one that can actually read , if the veteran is already 100%p&t and files for another separate condition and gets it S.C. AT 60% or higher  the rater is supposed to infer the SMC Accordingly to the degree of the condition that would meet the SMC Criteria (letter) 

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Thank you both for your responses. I do know it would be rated at 0% which makes sense to be the same as the males. What I am wondering because obviously it won't be a 60% would I even get a look at (hopefully a good rated) or would my claim automatically be denied because I am already P&T? Thank you again for your guidance.

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 If I am understanding this? I don't know what your claiming for SMC K?

iF YOU GET Qualified   DR TO MENTION THAT YOUR PTSD IS LIKELY AS NOT RELATED TO OR CAUSE THESE OTHER CONDITIONS   YES File it secondary to your PTSD.

Normally No your rating will stay the same  the SMC K is just an Additional Comp Added on top of your 100% P&T.

They pay the E.D. SMC K S. @ 0% 105.61 Per Month

I am thinking this is just for the SMC K? Which is not a 10% rating 

Usually added to other rate or paid as the rate when percentage is zero.

and depending on the severity of the condition.

I filed a secondary claim to my PTSD due to the Meds that caused the E.D.

VA Urology Clinic Dr started me on 50%mg V  And up to 100%MG (DIDN'T WORK FOR ME)

If Viagra don't help and other means to get an erection  then the VA has penis injections with %MG  intervals   starting at 10% MG up to 40% MG, Male vets have to take a class on how to inject it and try it out , if the 10% don't work then urology will prescribe a stronger MG until they find what helps/works. (if these are going to help ?)

Although I take the 20%  injections which work fine but that is not improvement when you have to take meds to be normal 'per say' Just makes the mood a lot different and its really not the same before the ED

its like if a person is S.C. for hearing loss but using hearing aids to hear  then he still gets his/her comp because that's still not consider an Improvement in your hearing.

     

If your S.C. Conditions  warrants a higher rating  then  it would need to be at least 60% for them to Infer the SMC - (with your CURRENT 100% P&T)

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