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Dbq to differentiate PTSD and tbi social occupational impairment

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My claim went back to gathering of evidence after I had my second c&p exam for tbi initial. My vso the Dav said it was a dbq to differentiate the symptoms of tbi and PTSD as far as social and occupational impairment. I recieved at least as likely as not on all exams, PTSD, both tbi exams. Has anyone experienced this or know what it means? Is this a good sign my claim will be granted ? Thank you.

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I'm going through the same thing.  Provided an outside nexus and dbq from a Psyc PHD on Seperate claims for PTSD and TBI.  Then the VA sends me to their contractors for the same stuff.  Two weeks later, I have an additional C&P through QTC for headaches (never claimed headaches).  It has been deferred for the time being.  ETA on a decision is Oct 1, according to ebennefit.

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I also had my psychologist do dbq s as well as nexus letters for both tbi and PTSD. 

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At my c&p for tbi part of the dbq was for headaches and migraines. Examiner filled out dbq for migranes. 

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At least as likely as not is a 50/50 decision and the tie goes to the veteran.  If you are not awarded for PTSD and TBI fight it with an HLR or Supplemental appeal.  The if not won go to the BVA.

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