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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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Hey Fellow VETS any answers would help

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Hello to all my fellow VETS, need help. Had my C and P exam for unemployability I am already rated at 70 percent disabled with PTSD symptoms have gradually gotten worst been going to VA doctors now for over 4 years and being seeing my therapist for 4 years as well, fired rehired fired again, well in my C and P exam I was truthful to the point had a letter from my therapist which backed up all my conditions, the c and p doctor didn’t even read it she just notated it , then I finally read the result she checks all the boxes , stating I am qualified for unemployability however I’m her opinion she thinks I am over reporting my symptoms and that and here opinion it would be meted specualation if I was unemployable. WTHell why the hell would she write that , I have been seeing doctors for going on 5 years , documented panic attacks, anxiety , on all kinda of medications, have doctors notes she just totally disregarded ... just wondering what u guys think Thansk 

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Well if the rater reads all your medical evidence and other evidence  such as your work records Dr's Reports  -opinions  ect,,,ect,,,  in my opinion the rater should rate you fairly depending on all your symptoms ,  if you request IU be given  then the rater should look at all evidence...if the C&P Examiner checked all the boxes Yes   THEN THIS IS A FAVORABLE EXAM. 

Those PTSD Examiners  watch your body language and watch every part of your body movement  eye contact, the way you dress ect,,,ect,,,  and the way you answer questions.

so in that they come up with their on conclusions  (jmo)

but evidence will and should prevail.

If you have all the evidence that your PTSD has got worse   then you will more likely get an increase   ..it don't need to be 100%  but your next percentage is 100% for PTSD  and  filing for IU is actually filing for an increase!!!

Just wait and see how they rate you.....my guess is you will probably be inferred to IU...even if they don't give you the 100% scheduler rating.

 Also a  VA Voc -Rehab  Unemployment letter stating that your un feasible to retrain at this time  due to your S.C. Disability is  a golden ticket to IU.

 

Without seeing your files its hard to say for sure  but from what you report here  I am thinking you will be boosted up to 100%scheduler 

VA is darn good at keeping a veterans % where its at and just infer the IU...its your option to Appeal if you disagree.

I'd be happy with the IU.

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c and p doctor didn’t even read it she just notated it , then I finally read the result she checks all the boxes , stating I am qualified for unemployability however I’m her opinion she thinks I am over reporting my symptoms and that and here opinion it would be meted specualation if I was unemployable. WTHell why the hell would she write that ,

The answer to that question is because "the VA signs the C and p doc's checks" so they get to tell the doc what to say, and we dont.  

You, too, probably took orders from your employer, and sometimes even if those orders conflicted with your own opinions or a poplular opinion.  

Trust me, we dont like it either..big time.  If you get denied (likely), then you will need to hire YOUR IMO doctor (so you sign their checks), and you are much more likely to get a favorable c and p exam.  

Remember the golden rule..the guy with the gold makes the rules and that's not us.  

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I agree with broncovet also be sure to use a specialist to rebut the C&P Examiner!

  a specialist usually wins out over just   a paid  Dr.   private Dr paid by the VA.

So make sure the private specialist goes in to more details about your condition  ect,,,ect,, and he writes his credentials down  or maybe on his letter head ect,,,ect,,,

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I agree with broncovet and Buck52 but I would wait until I get a denial before I hire an IMO doctor.  These exams can be $2,000 and more in some cases.  Wait until you are appealing a denial before you go to that expense.  My last IMO we waived local review and went straight to the BVA.  As broncovet states it is a travesty that we need to hire our own doctors to refute bought and paid for medical opinions but that is the system we are fighting.

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