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They will take a look to see how bad they are together and should rate them on the overall disability. Once they rate it you need to see if he match the level you believe him to be at. Sadly the VA loves to lowball PTSD.  

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@JessacaAs stated earlier the mental disabilities are rated only once.  I have PTSD and depression but have one rating.  That is the way the VA plays.  Yes, the VA will most likely low ball your rating on the first time out unless it is TBI.  Once you have your rating you are allowed to file an HLR without additional evidence or a supplemental with more evidence.  If you lose there you can go to the BVA for relief but I am getting ahead of myself.  Wait until you have your decision and you can redact it and post it here and advice will be given.

 

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I agree with the others on this

However since they rated him for PTSD if you think they might low ball him  in other words not give him a fair rating according to his symtomps  then you can recheck the 

Mental health Rating formula chart below   check and compare what they said his symptoms are (C&P EXAM REPORT)  and if they low- ball him then Appeal and use this chart as your required evidence according to all his symptoms 

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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