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residuals of a tbi aid and attendance


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I am rated 100% for ptsd depression and residuals of a tbi and 100% for post traumatic epilepsy. i applied for an increase in aid and attendance/ housebound (new) and it just changed to just SMC aid and attendance (new) is that a good sign for smc t i have been in preparation for dec for 3 weeks

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WILL BE AN INTERESTING DECISION ? 

PLEASE LET US KNOW  WHAT THEY DECIDED? 

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I had the same thing 3 different times I don’t want to be a Debbie downer all three times turned down only rated SMC S. Just wait for the decision...sometimes if you go under compensation and you click the benefits on the side tab it tells you if your rated benefits such as Education for dependants and what your current SMC level is I knew my was denied for a higher rated since my rated date changed but level was the same

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i am hoping they look at all my evidence i have one from a va occupational therapist say in an exam that i need help with mobility grooming and bathing grooming  the bathing and grooming for the seizures i am rated at 100% for seizures because an eeg recorded them with a long term monitoring and had 2 within the first 12 hours and that was two years ago so my wife asked my neurologist to diagnose me with epilepsy so than he told her that it was ridiculous that i have never been rated so he wrote a letter and submitted it to the va he is the neurologist teacher at uw and the top attending in seattle so that was last march he submitted it so i was rated at 40% seizures 70% ptsd 10% for aboth ankles.10% because during the blast during the second ied that destroyed my stryker lifted my stomach up an caused a hernia than 10% for skin when.i got out in 2012 as a sgt they gave me iu. anyway after he submitted the letter i have had at least 10 exams between qtc and ves so the first time exam for seizures ptsd was "lost" i shit you not ves lost them anyway.i had to do two more for ves and was granted 100% for seizures so tnan a few months later they sent an exam letter for qtc to give me a full body check up and thatthe same two for tbi and seizures and than rated for

left ear hearing loss     0%     Service Connected         04/02/201 
bilateral pes planus     30%      
tinnitus     10%     Service Connected     

Disability Evaluation System (DES)
    04/02/2018
 

Disability Evaluation System (DES)
    
left shoulder chronic strain with labral tear (previously rated as left peri-scapular muscle strain, minor DC 5302-5201)     20%     Servi

Disability Evaluation System (DES)
    08/27/2012
traumatic brain injury     0%     Service Connected     

Disability Evaluation System (DES)
    08/27/2012

post concussion headaches
    0%     Service Connected         08/27/2012

posttraumatic stress disorder with depression and residuals of TBI     100%     Service Connected     

PTSD - Combat

Disability Evaluation System (DES)
    12/21/2017

hallux rigidus, right great toe     10%     Service Connected         04/02/2018
myopia (claimed as blurry vision)         Not Service Connected         
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)     10%     Service

Disability Evaluation System (DES)
    
folliculitis (claimed as skin condition - torso)     0%     Service Connected     

Disability Evaluation System (DES)
     
right achilles tendonitis, status post ankle sprain     10%     Service Connected     

Disability Evaluation System (DES)
    08/27/2012
left achilles tendonitis, status post ankle sprain     10%     Service Connected     

Disability Evaluation System (DES)
    08/27/2012   
right shoulder chronic strain with labral tear (previously rated as right peri-scapular muscle strain, major DC 5302-5201)     20%     Service Connected     

Disability Evaluation System (DES)
    04/02/2018

 

100% post traumatic epilepsy

 

so after now learning the system a bit i applied for aid and attendance so than they made me go to the occupational therapist for a appointment at the va which was cool because the exam is in my va notes anyway tjan the exact same two exams i shit you not and now my claim changed from

aid and attendance housebound(new) unemployablility (new) ptsd depression and residuals of a tbi (inc) iu post traumatic epilepsy (inc) iu now it saysDisabilities Claimed: SMC aid and attendance (New), unemployability (issue is moot, already entitled) (New), post traumatic epilepsy (already rated at 100%) (Increase), posttraumatic stress disorder with depression and residuals of TBI (already rated at 100%) (Increase)

 

it has been one hell of a year anyway has anyone else experiened this? i was  a 19d stryker gunner when i got hurt in southern afghanistan in 2009  in the arghandab valley. i was medically retired in 2012 it took so long to get out because the peblo handling my case submitted it with the wrong social security number and than madigan hospital had the huge ptsd scandal and than i was never able to see a neurologist because they were convinced i was crazy. anyway i had an awesome command and i did a lot of cq. anyway i had a gran mal seizure that was bad my wife called 911 and she said i fouat the paramedics that i was running around naked waving my dick glad the yelm wa paramedics are some of the best. anyway i finally came too punching the urgent care door and red alarms flashing with police looking at me. so i was immediately put on anti epileptic medicine which controlled the gran mal seizures but than it turned out that i have one of the rarest seizure disorders call eccstatic seizures along with focal seizures of the right temporal lobe. look up what those are anyway over the next 2 years i was diagnosed with seizures because i forgot to give this card from a place called qtc to my wife. so anyway i got this letter from the va saying i was rated for seizures at 40% so i was like that is awesome thanks va. anyway i kept saying i was having seizures and no one was believing me becauseof how i was trying to explain them if you read what they are you will see that hey this dude is either searching for drugs or lying for benefits until i had that eeg and than that is when my journey through the past year started so in dec i submitted the increase in aid and attendance. my neuro confirmed in writing that i have ten or more seizures a day. so my wife who her and i have been married for 12 years (since i was 21) is my caregiver. the occupational therapist said she helps me daily doing the grooming bathing and mobility.mobility and bathing for specifically seizures. anyway i submitted the claim in dec 22for the smc increase. on feb 6 they made me do the exact tbi and ptsd exams. it was crazy because during the tbi exam the examiner was like you are already rated at 100% and stqrted to complain to me about how many cases he sees of people blantantly lying about ptsd and benefits and that guys like me are getting by having to go through this process so many times. so after those that is when it changed to the above. i am sorry i just started rambling but i have never unloaded my number 1 lesson through all of this is you guys that have residuals of a tbi prepare fpr the rat race

 

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Its nothing against you, everyone new gets their posts hidden until they kinda show they are posting Vets issues, and not using hadit for spam or scams.  We welcome Vets with their questions, but we dont permit political talk, or advertising stuff.  (Its ok if you post a link to things that will help Vets...you know, like maybe an attorney's site that represents Veteran claimants, such as this one:

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You probably dont need an attorney now, but if you get denied, that is a different story.   Most of the time, I approve posts as soon as I read them.  One time, a poster put up a link to where to purchase FAKE id's, and I immediately deleted the post.  

You dont want to be insulting other hadit members.  Its ok to disagree with them, many times there are disagreements on how to best proceed with VA benefits.  For example, there may be disagreement on whether or not to file a CUE, a NOD, etc., etc.  Its okay to have a different opinion from the moderator or others.  But name calling is rarely justified.  We dont call each other "stupid" because we disagree with them.  

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We have some posters here with EXTENSIVE experience at VA.  We have had several attorney's post here, Alex Graham is a "non attorney" practioner

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Please know that they are some other great members as well other than the ones bronocovet mention, this site has a boo-coo's of great members that volunteer their time/research  help  Veterans ,taking away time from their family's to help all Veterans with claims or VA Related Issues all our help advise /infor is free.

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Jfrei jfrei   (is a TBI Veteran also) so we have some great folks here to help out and were glad they devote their time here.

You may find some information Ms T bird as posted on the side of the postings...you may find something there that you may need for your claim.  use this site  to help you and your family win your claim.

 

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does it require an appeal to get smc t? i was just granted smc p-2 which is smc m. is this the game i have to play for smc t. here is what it says because it makes no sense to me

 

You are receiving the following compensations Learn More
SMC (S-1) Effective Date : 08/27/2012

Entitled to special monthly compensation under 38 U.S.C. 1114, subsection (s) and 38 CFR 3.350(i) on account of posttraumatic stress disorder (with depression) and cognitive and behavioral/emotional residuals of traumatic brain injury a single disability upon which a total individual unemployability rating is based and additional service-connected disabilities of left shoulder strain with labral tear, left achilles tendonitis, status post ankle sprain, right shoulder strain with labral tear, hypertension, posttraumatic epilepsy, right achilles tendonitis, status post ankle sprain, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), independently ratable at 60 percent or more from 08/27/2012 to 12/21/2017.

Rating Date : 03/25/2019
SMC (L-1) Effective Date : 12/21/2017

Entitled to special monthly compensation under 38 U.S.C. 1114, subsection (l) and 38 CFR 3.350(b) on account of being so helpless as to be in need of regular aid and attendance from 12/21/2017.

Rating Date : 03/25/2019
SMC (P-1) Effective Date : 12/21/2017

Entitled to special monthly compensation under 38 U.S.C. 1114, subsection (p) and 38 CFR 3.350(f)(3) at the rate intermediate between subsection (l) and subsection (m) on account of entitlement to the rate equal to subsection (l) with additional disabilities, right shoulder strain with labral tear, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), posttraumatic epilepsy, left shoulder strain with labral tear, hypertension, apraxia and photophobia due to traumatic brain injury, left achilles tendonitis, status post ankle sprain, right achilles tendonitis, status post ankle sprain independently ratable at 50 percent or more from 12/21/2017 to 02/07/2018.

Rating Date : 03/25/2019
SMC (P-2) Effective Date : 02/07/2018

Entitled to special monthly compensation under 38 U.S.C. 1114, subsection (p) and 38 CFR 3.350(f)(4) at the rate equal to subsection (m) on account of entitlement to the rate equal to subsection (l) with additional disability, posttraumatic epilepsy independently ratable at 100 percent from 02/07/2018.

Rating Date : 03/25/2019

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also i did not even claim

apraxia and photophobia due to traumatic brain injury     40%     Service Connected     

Disability Evaluation System (DES)
    10/13/2018

 

but they rated ke with it during the exam without my knowledge. just be yourself basically is what these raters want they pay attention to everything

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i was just awarded smc t-2 i called Dr Bash and had a nexus/imo exam performed by him. I faxed it in last wednsday and was awarded it in one week. please look into this. his exam writeup is a nuclear bomb to the va.

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