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Applied for UI and was denied



I applied for 100% unemployability on my own after my VSO did nothing to help with the process back in February 2021. I received my decision this month stating that I was denied and was also reduced from 70% to 50% for PTSD and depression. They removed anxiety and alcohol use. When I was asked questions during my C&P they kept asking me what happened within the last year, not what happened since the date of injury, which was 2013. I'm not sure how to approach this issue any further. I want to appeal but I want my entire case looked at because I feel that I've been unjustly reviewed. What should I do for 100% UI?

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can you post the reduction minus your information?

Have you gotten better?  I am assuming not.  Please post the letter.  They are asking you the last year to see if you have improved.  

As for UI you do not need to be at 100%.  I believe you only need to be at 60% combined.  Can you post this letter also?

We need to see what is going on so we can give advice on what to do.  


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Don't give up, PAORET.

Schedule an appointment and address the evidence they used to reduce.

You need your psychiatrist to do an evaluation.

Keep your appeal alive (file supplemental form within 365 day period from decision).

The C&P exam offered a medical opinion of the disability residuals, status, and limitations.

Every veteran isn't adapt to explaining physical status and limitations.

Your psychiatrist whom has a dedicated workup history will offer the best summary of your current mental status and offer a professional opinion on your present and long term prognosis.

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  It's pretty bad when a Veteran had his/her ratings for 15 years and at an age over 55 and they send a proposal to reduced based on what a C&P Examiner mention in his/her report. (I call that pure B.S.)

Did they send you an actual letter  to proposed a reduction in your 70% PTSD? 

you only have 60 days  from receipt  of this letter to appeal this, your going to need a good IMO from a Qualified Dr   to address your PTSD Symptoms.

he/she needs to read your medical records and show them this letter with the reasons why they are proposing the reduction back to 50%and ask the Dr to give his medical opinion as to your symptoms stayed the same or actually got worse?

.sometimes a proposal to reduce our benefits is a blessing in disguise  and we keep what we had or they warrant an  increase, so  this is why its so crucial you get a favorable opinion from Private IMO from a Qualified Dr.

you keep your 70% rating until they come up with another C&P exam  they have to prove your PTSD is not as bad as you claim or what the C&P Examiner says.  so when you get an IMO get a specialist   to do that..it may cost  but its well worth it.

if you got the proposal to reduce your benefits letter  it should tell you what you need to do to appeal and the time limits.

The letters in your denial is just that letting you know you were denied and why they denied you and this prompt the reduction due to what your C&P Examiner mention in his/her report.  you need to appeal this and show them why  with a good IMO. (iNDEPENDENT MEDICAL OPINION)

if you do nothing  chances are 99% they will reduce.  ( SO REMEMBER THE 60 DAY LIMIT)


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