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Supplemental Claim PTSD


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I filed a supplemental claim to try an increase my PTSD rating from 50 to 70 %. I was requested to take a C and P exam. This was to be done by LHI. The first appointment was 45 miles from my home. I called LHI requested a change since it was too far.  They offered a telehealth exam which I accepted. LHI send the information with the doctor’s name. After checking out the doctor’s review they had only one very poor review. I was afraid the exam would go poorly so I canceled. My first exam that I got my 50% rating was with a company other than LHI and had an office about 5 miles from my home. So right now I’m waiting to hear back to setup a C and P exam. I have a few questions that I hope I can get some help with. If anyone that had a C and P with LHI how would you rate their service? What would recommend, in person or telehealth? I’m 73 years old and wondering if it possible they could cut my rating? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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I very recently had a LHI C&P Exam with a Nurse Practitioner  who is also former VA nurse.  I had to drive about 30 miles and she was very pleasant and actually allowed me to answer the questions she asked and for me to add additional info.  This exam was due to remand from the BVA due to first VA examiner's negative opinion against me being defective and the issue was for an increase in my IHD Heart disease rating.

Over a period of 40 plus years I have only cancelled or missed a few C&P Exams and the results were not positive for me.

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