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I am currently rated at 90% with a 50% rating for MDD. I have a remand for increase dated back to 2015. I just recently had a telehealth C&P exam for this increase. I feel like it went very well. It lasted over an hour with a civilian provider. I was very surprised because at the end of the exam she told me, "I truly feel like you deserve an increase for your mental health." Does that seem like a positive sign? I wouldn't think that a provider would say that, especially in a C&P exam.
Also, if my appeal was remanded back to 2015 when I was 80% and I get an increase that raises me to a higher rating of 90% or even 100%, will I be entitled to back pay for the difference from 2015 to present?
Thank you all for your service and I hope you guys can help give me some guidance on these questions.
Got out of military 2004 (medical discharge)
2005 VA gave me 0%
2009 fought and got 20%
2010 fought and got 30%
2012 fought and got 40%
2013 fought and got 70%
2014 fought and denied claim
2015 fought and denied reconsideration of claim
2016 fought and submitted appeal
2017 hurry up and wait
2018 appeal changed to new ama
2019 ama appeal denied
2019 changed to bva appeal
2020 BVA appeal decision from judge
November 2020 awarded 80%
INTERESTED TO SEE WHAT THE NEXT 15 YEAR BATTLE WILL HOLD
Regardless. I never in a million years thought I'd one day be 80%
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According to the BLS website:
Scroll down (for the CPI-W):
While I am quoting from the BLS website, regard this as an estimate only, the official one will follow. Therefore, my estimate is between 1.4% and 1.6%, with 1.5 percent the most likely Cola.
For a SINGLE 100 percent Veteran, no dependents, this amounts to a raise of $46.59 per month increase to $3152.63 .
Social Security recipients will also be the same: 1.5%, but, as was pointed out, our medicare premiums will go up, so we will see "less" increase in our social security checks, probably.
For those interested in (maybe) a compensation increase, we could find out as soon as tommorrow, at 8:30 AM, when the Department of Labor releases the September numbers.
Right now we are looking at an increase of 1.4%, but that could increase, decrease, or stay the same, depending upon the numbers (CPI-W) tommorrow.
I will try to stay on top of it and post the numbers when I get them. It may be helpful for some, to know if/how much of a Cola we can expect for year 2021, which begins Dec. 1, 2020. (Social Security and Veterans benefits are paid "in arrears", which means that a pay raise effective Dec. 1, 2020 wont be reflected in our check until Jan.1, 2021.
According to this, we are looking at "about" 1.3 percent Cola, but It could be better, or worse! However, most noticed food prices went up in the past few months. I am gonna guess 1.5 percent or better. My guess only.
broncovet posted an answer to a question,While the BVA has some discretion here, often they "chop up claims". For example, BVA will order SERVICE CONNECTION, and leave it up to the VARO the disability percent and effective date.
I hate that its that way. The board should "render a decision", to include service connection, disability percentage AND effective date, so we dont have to appeal "each" of those issues over then next 15 years on a hamster wheel.
Ztmiller8 posted a question in Appealing Your Veterans Compensation Disability Claims NOD, DRO, BVA, USCAVC,Finally heard back that I received my 100% Overall rating and a 100% PTSD rating Following my long appeal process!
My question is this, given the fact that my appeal was on the advanced docket and is an “Expedited” appeal, what happens now and how long(ish) is the process from here on out with retro and so forth? I’ve read a million things but nothing with an expedited appeal status.
Anyone deal with this situation before? My jump is from 50 to 100 over the course of 2 years if that helps some. I only am asking because as happy as I am, I would be much happier to pay some of these bills off!
Joey Ross posted an answer to a question,I told reviewer that I had a bad C&P, and that all I wanted was a fair shake, and she even said, that was what she was all ready viewed for herself. The first C&P don't even reflect my Treatment in the VA PTSD clinic. In my new C&P I was only asked about symptoms, seeing shit, rituals, nightmares, paying bills and about childhood, but didn't ask about details of it. Just about twenty question, and nothing about stressor,
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This is the latest Compensation & Pension (C&P) Clinicians Guide dated 20180719. The only other one I've seen is dated 2002, including the one on this website and the VA website. I got this from my claims agent, who got it from the VA.
VA Compensation & Pension (C&P) Clinicians Guide 2 Final Corrected 20180719.pdf
Tbird posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research Forum,You, yes you, are the reason HadIt.com has remained a resource-rich resource. Thousands come each month to read, ask questions, or to feel a sense of community.
Last month June 2020, we over 50k visitors they viewed over 160k pages. Veterans and their advocates, spouses, children, and friends of veterans come looking for answers. Because we have posts dating back 15 years and articles on the home page, they usually can find an answer or at least get pointed in the right direction.
You all made that possible. Thank you.