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Depression possible percentage?

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In your GAD score items 1, 5,7  don't help you

In your PHQ-9 score the statement you apparently made that being depressed "made it NOT at all difficult to do his work" doesn't help you.

Remember that our compensation is based on the severity that our conditions have on our ability to earn an income based on the "average person" standard.

Both your scores fall into the mild/moderate category.

Depending on the other evidence in your file, these scores could suppress a higher rating. None of us can say with any certainty how a rater will evaluate your file.

what is your SC percentage for Hearing Loss? is it so significant that you have a 10% or higher rating for HL? I would imagine that the higher the % of HL the more serious any secondary depression would be by VA standards. yes we know they don't think that hearing loss is real unless you are deaf as a post, and even then they don't like to pay for it.

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Thank you for your response.

I get 50% for hearing loss and 10% for tinnitus.

I also collect social security disibility for hearing loss and I haven't worked in 5 years.


So you are thinking a likely 0, 10 or 30% rating ???

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