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I’m currently rated at 50% for ptsd and anxiety. This C&P exam is for a ratings increase, insomnia, drug abuse disorder, and IU
a. Does the veteran now have or has he ever been diagnosed with a mental disorder?
icd code: f43.8
if the the veteran currently has one or more mental disorders that conform to dsm-5 criteria, provide all diagnoses:
#1 other specified trauma and stressor related disorder. Icd code f43.8
#2 cannabis use disorder, moderate icd code f12.12
2. differentiation of symptoms
a. Does the veteran have more than one mental disorder diagnosed?
b. Is it possible to differentiate what symptoms are attributable to each diagnosis?
Which of the following best summarizes the veterans level of occupational and social impairment with regards to all mental diagnoses?
[x] occupational and social impairment with reduced reliability and productivity
b. For the indicated occupational and social impairment, is it possible to differentiate which impairment is caused by each mental disorder?
For VA rating purposes, check all symptoms that actively apply to the veteran’s diagnosis:
[x]panic attacks more than once a week
[x]chronic sleep impairment
[x]difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships
[x]Difficulty in adapting to stressful circumstances, including work or a work like setting
There is much more to the file I left out somethings that I didn’t think were as important in order to save time. If needed I can answer questions or enter whatever else is needed. I know the VA doesn’t think like we do and any opinions given are just that but would still be greatly appreciated . Thanks in advance for any and all reply’s
Welp, Just found out they closed my claim. Surprise surprise, nothing changed EXCEPT they reduced my GERD from 60% down to 10%! WHY and What the?! So apparently that random C&P without my knowledge played a significant part.
So my questions are the following:
1. Should I reopen my claims or file an appeal?
2. How do I go about getting ALL of my C&P claim notes, especially whatever was said from this C&P without my knowledge?
3. Should I even attempt to ask for the much qualified for increase on other areas of my body, that have gotten worse, or fight this last round of let downs?
I try to explain to everyone when you retire or get out and become a veteran, your own company (the VA) treat you like used tissue. Nobody has any use for used tissue...tossed to the side.
I have had trouble getting my fed ex letter for c&p exams. Anyone else?
I wanted to post here to get some advice. I went to my latest C&P this past Friday May 17th, 2019 for an increase to my original condition of Lumbosacral strain as well as secondary NSAID induced GERD because of taking NSAIDS for years of treating the pain from my back and legs. Here are the issues that I had and am wondering should I submit an additional document to my claim to let the RO know of my concerns before they make a decision or should I wait for decision and then go for higher-level, supplemental, appeal road.
Examiner did not use Goniometer to measure ROM on my back (indicated that I was up to 70 degrees and 20 degrees on everything else) Examiner noted pain during ROM testing but did not indicate at what point in ROM that the pain started so that the accurate ROM could be determined Examiner did not fully review my records as indicated by: they did not note spinal stenosis as a diagnosis which is clearly indicated on my MRI results they indicated that they did a straight leg test with negative results when in fact they never did that test. I never layed down. they indicated that I had not sought treatment for my back since 2017 which is completely false. I have documented treatment records at the VA beginning back in Nov 2018 through this month. they referenced a 2 year old MRI result instead of my MRI from 2 weeks ago they indicated that I was taking pain medication for non-service-connected conditions (neck/knees) which are actually service connected conditions in my file. they didn't record my specific statements about flare-ups and the functional impact saying that I didn't report any at all. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
I recently (October 2018) made my first claim and was examined and rated @ 10% for Tinnitus. Immediately afterwards, I received a letter from the VA stating that they had made an appointment for me for back pain that was from a claim in March of 2000. (I left the USAF in January, 2000). This is the result of that C&P exam.
I was also sent a letter about foot pain that I had claimed in 2000. I ended up filling out more paperwork to explain condition, and sending in medical records from private doctors. I believe that they combined the foot pain, and the back pain into one claim.
I cannot see anything on eBenefits regarding the status these claims since they are so old (that's what they told me).
I am also soliciting opinions as to what the effective date for these claims would be.
Please let me know what you think regarding this DBQ from a C&P exam:
Thank you VERY much!
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,
Picked ByJoey Ross,
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
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