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Hello, 

I applied for disability on Aug 8th. Yesterday, 20th I got a call to schedule my c&p for hearing loss. I assumed they would schedule everything at once. Is that normal? 

Here is what I claimed if that helps. 

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The C&P Examiner  will have you take a hearing test and word test and then read the hearing chart to see how much hearing loss you have in each ear and read your medical records and render his medical opinion.

 As for as tinnitus  you will need to tell the audiologist that conducts the hearing test you have a ringing/huming /cricket sounds in your head that are of constant sounds and drives you batty at bed time  ect,,ect,, you need to tell them about this  they probably won't ask     this is known as tinnitus  there is no test for it.

Is this C&P conducted by the VA or is it contracted out?

You need 3 elements when filing a compensation claim.

1.An injury, illness, or event acquired while you were serving in the military.

2.A current diagnosis or disability, or recurring or persistent symptoms of a disability.

3.Competent and credible evidence that shows the injury is related to the current diagnosis.

For your PTSD you will get another forensic  C&P  exam and the examiner will read your medical records from your Dr's   *Remember   you must have a Diagnose for PTSD from  the VA

Make sure the examiner is qualified to render a mental Health Opinion.

Preferably a licenses psychiatrist. 

 

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1 minute ago, Buck52 said:

The C&P Examiner  will have you take a hearing test and word test and then read the hearing chart to see how much hearing loss you have in each ear and read your medical records and render his medical opinion.

 As for as tinnitus  you will need to tell the audiologist that conducts the hearing test you have a ringing/huming /cricket sounds in your head that are of constant sounds and drives you batty at bed time  ect,,ect,, you need to tell them about this  they probably won't ask     this is known as tinnitus  there is no test for it.

Is this C&P conducted by the VA or is it contracted out?

You need 3 elements when filing a compensation claim.

1.An injury, illness, or event acquired while you were serving in the military.

2.A current diagnosis or disability, or recurring or persistent symptoms of a disability.

3.Competent and credible evidence that shows the injury is related to the current diagnosis.

For your PTSD you will get another forensic  C&P  exam and the examiner will read your medical records from your Dr's   *Remember   you must have a Diagnose for PTSD from  the VA

Make sure the examiner is qualified to render a mental Health Opinion.

Preferably a licenses psychiatrist. 

 

This c&p for hearing is at the va here in Kansas City. 

 

As for PTSD diagnosis. I have already been diagnosed and am being treated at the va for PTSD. 

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14 minutes ago, Usaf9498 said:

This c&p for hearing is at the va here in Kansas City. 

 

As for PTSD diagnosis. I have already been diagnosed and am being treated at the va for PTSD. 

Right  Thats good you have a diagnose for PTSD from the VA you will need it at your Forensic PTSD C&P Exam.. and you getting treatment from the VA is all good 

 However the examiner will need to nuxus this to your military ..if your a combat veteran they will consead your stressors   by reading your DD 214  AND COMBAT MEDALS LIKE  CIB COMBAT PAY  ect,,ect,,and location and dates that the event took [place   this should be on your DD 214.

The PTSD FORENSIC EXAM IS NOT EASY! SO PREPARE YOURSELF.

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31 minutes ago, Buck52 said:

Right  Thats good you have a diagnose for PTSD from the VA you will need it at your Forensic PTSD C&P Exam.. and you getting treatment from the VA is all good 

 However the examiner will need to nuxus this to your military ..if your a combat veteran they will consead your stressors   by reading your DD 214  AND COMBAT MEDALS LIKE  CIB COMBAT PAY  ect,,ect,,and location and dates that the event took [place   this should be on your DD 214.

The PTSD FORENSIC EXAM IS NOT EASY! SO PREPARE YOURSELF.

Do you have some preparation suggestions? 

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Just be honest with the examiner  if he ask you a question you don't know just simply say you don't know.

They rate PTSD by symptoms and the severity of them. here is a mental health rating schedule depending on what your symptoms are?

General Rating Formula for Mental Disorders

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Total occupational and social impairment, due to such symptoms as: gross impairment in thought processes or communication; persistent delusions or hallucinations; grossly inappropriate behavior; persistent danger of hurting self or others; intermittent inability to perform activities of daily living (including maintenance of minimal personal hygiene); disorientation to time or place; memory loss for names of close relatives, own occupation, or own name.100&

Occupational and social impairment, with deficiencies in most areas, such as work, school, family relations, judgment, thinking, or mood, due to such symptoms as: suicidal ideation; obsessional rituals which interfere with routine activities; speech intermittently illogical, obscure, or irrelevant; near-continuous panic or depression affecting the ability to function independently, appropriately and effectively; impaired impulse control (such as unprovoked irritability with periods of violence); spatial disorientation; neglect of personal appearance and hygiene; difficulty in adapting to stressful circumstances (including work or a worklike setting); inability to establish and maintain effective relationships.70%

Occupational and social impairment with reduced reliability and productivity due to such symptoms as: flattened affect; circumstantial, circumlocutory, or stereotyped speech; panic attacks more than once a week; difficulty in understanding complex commands; impairment of short- and long-term memory (e.g., retention of only highly learned material, forgetting to complete tasks); impaired judgment; impaired abstract thinking; disturbances of motivation and mood; difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships.50%

Occupational and social impairment with occasional decrease in work efficiency and intermittent periods of inability to perform occupational tasks (although generally functioning satisfactorily, with routine behavior, self-care, and conversation normal), due to such symptoms as: depressed mood, anxiety, suspiciousness, panic attacks (weekly or less often), chronic sleep impairment, mild memory loss (such as forgetting names, directions, recent events).30%

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 continuous medication.10%

A mental condition has been formally diagnosed, but symptoms are not severe enough either to interfere with occupational and social functioning or to require continuous medication.0%

 

 

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Other members will chime in and let you know how to better prepare yourself for the exam....evidence evidence evidence  is best  and that evidence comes from in service records as well as military medical records and private medical records.

you being in therapy will help your claim.

check your myhealthevet progress notes to see what the Therapist is saying about you and your treatment program. submit all favorable notes with your claim.  via therapist and any of the MH Dr's

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