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    Va 100% ptsd and further eval

    I have severe PTSD and was a federal employee as well. I lost it and applied for federal disability (OPM) as well as the stuff on the VA side. I feel you. I hope it gets better for you and all of us.
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    Mental health ratings help?

    Apologize. I forgot to use the search function. Thank you very much for your help!
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    Mental health ratings help?

    Ok I am still not getting how MH conditions are rated. Say I have PTSD, major depressive disorder, general anxiety disorder. Does the VA rate all of them, or just give you a rating on how it ALL has an affect in your life? I am just not getting what is considered a secondary condition and how...
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    PTSD or anxiety increase?

    I thank you very much for the detailed info you post. I don't know if people tell you but you have been very helpful in helping me understand this entire process over these years. I honestly don't think I could have done it without the help of people like you and this forum. Just wanted to...
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    PTSD or anxiety increase?

    Thank you very much for your input!
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    PTSD or anxiety increase?

    I am rated for GAD with the VA. I have also been diagnosed by several different VA doctors with PTSD and Major Depressive disorder. VSO thinks I am good with just doing an anxiety increase as all of those items are rated similar. Should I stick with just an anxiety increase or have them do...
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    Gov job and disability?

    Thank you very much for that information. I have tried not to give up but I have had a few mental breakdowns as of late and I just cant keep everything balanced at this point. I don't even know where to start with all of this. Who do you think I should talk to for the start of all of this...
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    Gov job and disability?

    I am an 80% disabled vet with PTSD. I also work for the federal government DoD with clearances. I can't do it anymore. I'm mentally exhausted and am shutting down. My supervisor is a vet as well so understands but I am out of leave and feel like I am out of options. I have tried not to...
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    C&P with no open claim???

    I filed all my claims last April and was rated for everything in December and back paid to April. I got a notice of a C&P exam today for next week? I don't have any claims in, is this a year follow-up? I called the VA and of course I got a guy who had no idea what I was even talking about...
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    CPAP use and rating

    I do use it. It was a question that continues to come up that I was curious about
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    CPAP use and rating

    I know the rating criteria, but as far as I know there is no legal recourse they can take to downgrade a vet that has a rating but not compliant with the use of CPAP. Now if the vet does not need a CPAP that's another story but if they do but don't use it they still are rated at the diagnosed...
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    CPAP use and rating

    I have read a lot of forums connecting the two. My impression is that they rate you based on your condition, not treatment. It's to my understanding that the VA cannot lower your rating for non usage or not ideal usage of your machine. Right or wrong?
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    Ratings in

    I wanted to thank this site for such valuable information. The knowledge gained here has made the process very straight forward and black and white. I see other troops struggling through the system and try to give them as much advice as possible to try and give back. My number one...
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    This will be interesting...

    So I am being refered to the MEB in the national guard. I am currently 70% VA and have three LOD's. I have a list of issues but the main are lower back, sleep apnea req CPAP and daytime meds for chronic fatigue and broken fibula and lower ankle. To add to the complexity, I am at 15 years. If...
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    illegal?

    My guard unit had VA percentage info during a mass PHA and was asking troops about it. Many of the troops had never released that info the the unit. Troops were asking and their response was that there is a new system they have that can access VA records. Is it illegal for the unit to...
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    guard/VA pay

    So please tell me I am right... If I continue to drill I would waive my VA pay. Drill is counted as 4 days but we only go 2 of those. If I go to drill on sat/sun and waive VA pay would I just waive the 2 days or the 4 periods? Also, say I get 1500 from VA and 300 from drill. I would forfeit...
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    Why stay in the military?

    OK now I see what you are saying. So it does not get subtracted if I hit 20, but what if I only hit 15 and get medically booted? According to my calculations I'm only going to be making about $340 as an E-5 booted at 15. Minus taxes its about what I make at drill.
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    Why stay in the military?

    I thought that any retirement earned will be compared to your VA and somehow calculated and if your VA is higher there is no real benefit to receiving retirement other than a few medical perks. The only way I understand that you can collect both is by having a SCD in a combat zone or being...
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    Why stay in the military?

    They can med retire me at 15 years, but it just does not seem to benefit me any from what I understand.
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    Why stay in the military?

    Prob for lower back pain. Most likely 10-20% at best.
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