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Comp and pension exam to switch from IU permanent and total

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Hello all,

I have a question. I am currently 90% combination of 70% for PTSD and 30 for back. I am 100% IU. I had a comp and pension exam for PTSD today and the doctor suggested going to permanent and total since this has been a ongoing case. He said I will will need to go through further testing which includes a nueropsychiatrist, and sitting at a computer for 4 hours. I am nervous to what this entails. Had anyone been through testing for PTSD permanent and total testing that could fill me in.

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Thank you for the advice, sorry just nervous about this whole thing. Stomach has been in knots all day because of this comp and pension stuff.

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Never been tested for 100% PTSD permanent and total but have been extensively tested for psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disability.  Some of the tests rate your honesty and some of the tests look for malingering but all in all they test to see where you are in your present state.  As long as you answer honestly and try to complete the tests in a forthright manner you should do fine.  I am 70% PTSD and have some cognitive problems.  

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What kind of cognitive questions are they asking? With PTSD it can make hard to concentrate and requires reading questions due to forgetting? 

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At any c and p exam, you need to remember, as Vetquest stated to be honest.  However, do describe your worst day, not your happy day, even if the doctors appoinment is on your best day.  

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Thank you for the advice, sorry just nervous about this whole thing. Stomach has been in knots all day because of this comp and pension stuff.

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