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    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 ...
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    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

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Jaydog

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I originally filed my claim 24 August 2014 and the denial came about 15 Sept. 2015. I filed a NOD right away contesting the results. In march of 2018 I got a notice to opt in the the new RAMP program which I did without hesitation. I figured why not i have already been waiting this long and what else could happen. Ill be the guinea pig to see how this works. I have nothing to loose. So a week ago I got a Call from V.E.S. scheduling a new C&P Exam for next week on a Saturday. Needless to say I was quite surprised about this development. I am happy this process is moving forward and I hope the results are positive. Im a little nervous about the exam as well. I will update the progress of this process as it develops..... 

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Keep us informed.  Im happy this (appears) to be moving.  There is much advice here on C and P exams.  In short, show up on time, be courteous, and prepared.  Know what to answer when the doc asks how are you.  

Answer the doc "on your worst day" not necessarily today.  Example:

Doc:  How are you?  

    Better today, but I didnt think I would make it on (your worst day, lets say last Thursday).  My wife and I got in a fight, the cops were called, and I was hauled to jail in a straight jacket.  There, they sent me for a mental health evaluation......

     Can you see this answer is better than the classic  "Im Fine, how are you? "?  

      Dont lie, dont exaggerate, but dont be afraid to tell the doc what is really wrong with you, either!!!  

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Only one thing if you lie they will find out about it...if you tell them a story kinda like what broncovet mention about being haul away to jail in a straight jacket...After the exam is over and you leave, some examiners do a follow up and check out your story.

I had a DRO Hearing one time and the Audiologist had missed on some numbers she wrote down or had scratch them out and put in different numbers on my private hearing test...which I never caught or seen this

...at my DRO HEARING there happen to be a rating specialist present at my hearing, after the hearing the rating specialist called this Audiologist to ask about these numbers she has scratch out and put different numbers up ,  the audiologist got her copy of the record there in her office that the rating specialist was using and clear it all up  the numbers was to my advantage thank god, but this just goes to show how well they do check things out...

I didn't know this for years until I got my NEW CD ROM  C-FILE and was going through it on my lap-top...  I read that. the rating specialist mention that the audiologist was very nice and professional and was very cooperative. 

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Good luck!!!!!

Ramps moving slow for you. Most who opted into Ramp in March are already at claim complete.

 

I'll take this as a good sighn though. Denials can come faster than approvals and a c@p likely means they need a proper rating for your disibilities.

 

I sense a win coming!!!!!!!!

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Thank you all for the feed back.....Well I won't make anything up that's for sure plus they can verify my statements from the last exam I had. My story never changes its just the DR who interprets them and offers an opinion. I just hope I get someone who is sympathetic to what happened to me and not judge and take me serious. I did not feel that way during the last exam. I almost felt I was being interrogated by her and just looking for holes in my story...I just fear its another repeat of almost 5 years ago.... In my head I keep running scenarios that could happen.....I read my previous exam maybe 10 times maybe more looking for inaccuracy. I broke it done sentence by sentence to fully understand what the last examiner said or intended to say..... driving my self loony over this  

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Well today I went to my C & P exam through VES..... I will have to say the exam was better than the last one I had. The main difference was that the examiner. The last C & P I had for PTSD was done by a VA Examiner. I believe she was more interested in trying to catch me in a lie. She did not believe me and the questions she was asking and how she was saying it was demeaning. All I can say is this was better, but I just don't know what the outcome will be. Of course I always think the worst about these things and second guess myself on the answers I provided and wonder if I said enough about how my behavior and how I am feeling... the examiner pretty much went off the DBQ according to the questions they were asking me.... Making sure my dates and times were correct and the timeline was correct. He was more Detailed oriented for sure.....I wish I knew how to get a copy of the report when its available to read it, but for now I just wait and see what happens... Ill keep you all posted and Thank you all  

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