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Filed a supplemental claim 12 days ago.  Sent a current diagnosis from VHA of combat related PTSD (they diagnosed me with other stressor related disorder at 30%) and evidence of symptoms and interactions with police that should put me at 50 or 70% in like 50 pages of evidence via .  Called 1800 number today to check on status and they said that it had already been decided for 10/20/2020 (tomorrow???) and no new C&P was given.  Does this seem a bit fast to you?  Does that mean its unfavorable or have you seen favorable decisions made that quickly?  

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Xibodybag Everything the VBA does isn't necessarily a BAD thing. (Sometimes, I admit, it might seem like it though.) If you have the evidence, which it sounds like you have from VHA already, they make the decision quickly. Especially on MH disabilities. You don't have to have a C&P exam IF the evidence is already sufficient to establish fact. Wait for your decision letter; should be in a week from the date indicated in VA.gov. Let us know on results and, good luck. 

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9 hours ago, XIbodybag said:

Filed a supplemental claim 12 days ago.  Sent a current diagnosis from VHA of combat related PTSD (they diagnosed me with other stressor related disorder at 30%) and evidence of symptoms and interactions with police that should put me at 50 or 70% in like 50 pages of evidence via .  Called 1800 number today to check on status and they said that it had already been decided for 10/20/2020 (tomorrow???) and no new C&P was given.  Does this seem a bit fast to you?  Does that mean its unfavorable or have you seen favorable decisions made that quickly?  

BASSICALLY , IF YOU SHOWN YOUR SYMPTOMS  BEFORE OR AFTER THEY DIAGNOSE YOU FOR THE RELATED COMBAT PTSD AS CHRONIC/STATIC , DEPENDING ON YOUR SYMPTOMS  YOU SHOWN AS HOW THEY WILL RATE YOU, THE MORE SERIOUS SYMPTOMS THE HIGHER THE RATING.

SO THIS COULD BE A GOOD THING, NORMALLY WHEN THEY SEND THE VETERAN TO A C&P EXAM  IS TO GET A QUALIFIED DR TO ASK QUESTIONS AND THE ANSWERS YOU GIVE THEY WILL DETERMINE WHAT YOUR SYMPTOMS ARE. AND HOW THEY WILL RATE YOU.

***CAUTION DO NOT OVER EXAGGERATE YOUR SYMPTOMS OR SAY ANYTHING THAT IS NOT IN YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS  (ALWAYS BE TRUTHFUL NO MATTER WHAT)

SO IF THE VA MENTAL HEALTH DR'S HAS  NOTED ALL YOUR SYMPTOMS   THIS SHOULD GO IN YOUR FAVOR....IF YOU MEET ALL THE SYMPTOMS REQUIRED IN  RATING CHART. THAT IS A 100% RATING THEN LESSER SYMPTOMS  THEN THEY RATE ACCORDINGLY.  

CHECK THIS MENTAL HEALTH RATING FORMULA CHART  FOR THE SYMPTOMS THAT YOU HAVE   AND IF YOU HAVE ALL OR MOST OF THESE SYMPTOMS   THEN THIS IS THE RATING CHART THEY SHOULD USE TO RATE YOU ACCORDING TO ALL YOUR SYMPTOMS YOU SHOW YOU HAVE.

General Rating Formula for Mental Disorders

    Rating
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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Thanks for the input guys.  I have a bad feeling its going to be denied.  My initial claim had my ebenefits letter update immediately.  They claim it closed today but on va.gov the supplemental is still saying "we dont know the status" and ebenefits looks exactly the same.  Im still holding out a bit of hope that since it doesnt say "closed" on va.gov yet that even though its supposedly closed today that their are still some i's to dot and t's to cross before it updates across both of the websites.  I literally sent them a recent diagnosis from a VA doctor of chronic ptsd w/ panic attacks that disagrees with the private contractors diagnosis of "other stressor related disorder :neurosis".  Shit id even be happy if they kept that rating at 30% but gave me my actual service connected PTSD.  Feels like a slap in the face.

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