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Soliz

PTSD C & P exam

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i looked up my C &. P exam for PTSD.  One section states

Occupational and social impairment due to mild or transient symptoms which decrease work efficiency and ability to perform occupational tasks only during periods of significant stress, or symptoms controlled by continuos medication

does this sentence make it an automatic 10% or could the listed symptoms make the rating higher?

symptoms listed are anxiety, suspiciousness, chronic sleep impairment, difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships, and difficulty in adapting to stressful circumstances (including work or a worklike setting

 

thoughts?  Thanks in advance!

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if one of your symptoms is sleep impairment   you might ask your MH Dr For a Referral to the  VA sleep clinic...if you get diagnose for sleep apnea/& prescribe a C-Pap  Machine medically necessary to use you can file a secondary claim  to FOR SLEEP Apnea  DUE TO YOUR S.C. PTSD

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5 hours ago, Soliz said:

 

i looked up my C &. P exam for PTSD.  One section states

Occupational and social impairment due to mild or transient symptoms which decrease work efficiency and ability to perform occupational tasks only during periods of significant stress, or symptoms controlled by continuos medication

does this sentence make it an automatic 10% or could the listed symptoms make the rating higher?

symptoms listed are anxiety, suspiciousness, chronic sleep impairment, difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships, and difficulty in adapting to stressful circumstances (including work or a worklike setting

 

thoughts?  Thanks in advance!

 

A 10% isn't always a bad thing, you can work on building on medical evidence to get an increase. It takes time, but it's well worth it.

Get onboard with PTSD 101, Individual or Group Therapy through the VA. If you would rather not get seen at the VA, you can go to a Vet Center or a private therapist. The key is building at a minimum one year's worth of medical evidence to solidify an increase.

I agree with Buck52. Since you have a chronic sleep impairment, you need to consider getting referred to a sleep specialist/pulmonologist and get a sleep study. If the sleep study shows you have sleep apnea. The sleep study or the dr. note is required to say "medically necessary CPAP" for a ratings scheduler to grant it.

You can put in a claim for sleep apnea, as secondary to PTSD. 

 

 

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It appears he wrote you up for ten percent then started to write something that might lead to thirty percent.  Can you post a redacted copy of the exam so we could better understand?

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Honestly it looks like a ten percent evaluation.  That will get you into counseling at the VA in Portland though.

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