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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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"Have been diagnosed with adjustment disorder, major depressive disorder, and general anxiety disorder. "

No one is saying they would rate you at "0" because of your discharge-

But we do not have enough info here to even guess a rating.

What is the C & P exam specifically for?

Do you have proof of the inservice event, accident, stressor, or trauma,  that caused you to have the adjustment disorder, MMD, and General anxiety disorder?

These are all rated in the same way any MH issue is- I believe someone posted the rating schedule in this thread.

 

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Well it was for the adjustment disorder but when I went to do it I also took my more recent diagnosis with me and the examiner copied them and told me to make sure I got that turned into the va. The exam was short and I felt like I didn't get to explain very much at all. He could probably tell how worried and nervous I was to talk about all of it to someone I wasn't familiar with I'm sure. I'm just trying to cover my bases. And am unsure about how to write a statement exactly. I don't want to submit a statement that is overlooked or would aggravate the rater. 

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2 hours ago, jon15805 said:

Well it was for the adjustment disorder but when I went to do it I also took my more recent diagnosis with me and the examiner copied them and told me to make sure I got that turned into the va. The exam was short and I felt like I didn't get to explain very much at all. He could probably tell how worried and nervous I was to talk about all of it to someone I wasn't familiar with I'm sure. I'm just trying to cover my bases. And am unsure about how to write a statement exactly. I don't want to submit a statement that is overlooked or would aggravate the rater. 

Ok so take a breath here and realize they are here to do a job.  Their job is to look over your documents to make sure they are making the best decisions they can.  If you don't give them the information how can they make the right decisions?  

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No, I am not saying you are going to get zero.  I am saying that what ever the VA gives you, you can only go up from there.

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