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I am currently rated at 30% for PTSD.  I filed a secondary claim for memory loss, because the medications I am on for PTSD cause me a lot of memory problems.  I had a C&P that I wanted to upload with this, but When I try to attach it says "You do not have any existing attachments.".  

 

Anyway, the claim status on ebenefits is currently "Pending Decision Approval", and I filed on 11/1/2018.  I do not see a change in the VA Letters, or the Disabilities page.  Has anyone else filed for memory loss secondary to PTSD, and I was wondering if someone could kinda guess what percentage they think I will get if any.  I know that's hard to do without a copy of the C&P, so if someone can please tell me how to upload the PDF, that'd be awesome.

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As this BVA decision states, memory loss is part of the PTSD rating schedule- 

It might not impact your present rating but by all means go to the VA Schedule of Ratings form here and see if you fall into the 50% criteria.

 

https://www.va.gov/vetapp15/Files2/1511426.txt

To attach files, just click on the Choose files thing below....your PC  file folders should pop up.

I clicked on a file photo of my zinnias to see if I am giving the right advise- it came up automatically here when I clicked on it when it came up in my PC  files,after I clicked on 'choose files.'

I am sure the pdfs should work the same way.

 

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Well I called DAV.  The decision is they are keeping me at 30%.  I really think they should have given an increase to 50%, so I may appeal it.  

 

Question, though, Can I schedule my own C&P exam at the VA and have that as new evidence for an appeal?

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ms Berta is correct it has a 50% rating

Occupational and social impairment with reduced reliability and productivity due to such symptoms as: flattened affect; circumstantial, circumlocutory, or stereotyped speech; panic attacks more than once a week; difficulty in understanding complex commands; impairment of short- and long-term memory (e.g., retention of only highly learned material, forgetting to complete tasks); impaired judgment; impaired abstract thinking; disturbances of motivation and mood; difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships. 50%

If you are a TBI veteran check those rating schedules as well TBI has a lot more rating schedules  but some may fall under the PTSD Rating criteria as well.

 

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I definitely have the panic attacks, and they examiner did not even ask about them.  Thanks for all the help.  I will update this when I do appeal, but waiting for the BBE to come in as of now.

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If you think that your case needs appeal please do.  Too many times we are told not to appeal our cases but the BVA appears to be more of a friend to veterans than the RO's.

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