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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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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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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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tazntaylr

My DBQ for my PTSD claim

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Filed claim Jan 2019, Exam Feb 2019 with VES, got DBQ last week from RO.

Thank you for all the help.

DBQ redacted.pdf

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Not so sure this is going to be a favorable outcome

However you might possibly get a S.C.at 0% or maybe 30%

This examiner didn't do you any favors.

JMO

Other members please Chime in

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1 hour ago, tazntaylr said:

Filed claim Jan 2019, Exam Feb 2019 with VES, got DBQ last week from RO.

Thank you for all the help.

DBQ redacted.pdf

It looks favorable on the DBQ. It will end up getting sent back for an addendum to the examiner for a nexus of opinion and a rationale.

It'll delay the decision two weeks or more depending when the examiner does the addendum and if the nexus contains the minimum threshold of "at least as likely as not" the claimed condition is due to or the result of military service.

Although, sometimes the raters do use the DBQ only to make their decision.

Don't be surprised if you see in ebenefits your claim go from preparation for decision to back to gathering of evidence.

It's not uncommon for a claim to go back and forth, but it creates unnecessary frustration and anxiety.

I'll be in the same boat and at the mercy of how the rater handles my re-opened flat foot claim. Yay! Good times.lol.

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Doc25,

I also got the medical opinion. DX was PTSD, stressor was Nexus, and "at as likely". 50 or more.

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24 minutes ago, tazntaylr said:

Doc25,

I also got the medical opinion. DX was PTSD, stressor was Nexus, and "at as likely". 50 or more.

Well then I'm S-O-L.

Since you have the nexus then you should be good to go for a favorable decision.

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Can we see the medical?  If it is as you say I am curious as to what level of disability they assigned.

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