Thoughts on C&P

Dracolumina

New Member
Registered Member
Yes I know nothing is set in stone on how the ratings go, but I am curious to others thoughts on my C&P exam. It has some elements of 30% and some elements of 50%.

SECTION I:
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1. Diagnosis
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a. Does the Veteran now have or has he/she ever been diagnosed with a mental disorder(s)? [X] Yes [ ] No
If the Veteran currently has one or more mental disorders that conform to DSM-5 criteria, provide all diagnoses:
Mental Disorder Diagnosis #1: Major Depression, Recurrent, Moderate

b. Medical diagnoses relevant to the understanding or management of the Mental Health Disorder (to include TBI): No response provided.

2. Differentiation of symptoms
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a. Does the Veteran have more than one mental disorder diagnosed? [ ] Yes [X] No
c. Does the Veteran have a diagnosed traumatic brain injury (TBI)? [ ] Yes [ ] No [X] Not shown in records reviewed

3. Occupational and social impairment
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a. Which of the following best summarizes the Veteran's level of occupational and social impairment with regards to all mental diagnoses? (Check only one)
[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? [ ] Yes [ ] No [X] Not Applicable (N/A)
c. If a diagnosis of TBI exists, is it possible to differentiate which occupational and social impairment indicated above is caused by the TBI? [ ] Yes [ ] No [X] Not Applicable (N/A)


SECTION II:
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Clinical Findings:
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3. Symptoms
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For VA rating purposes, check all symptoms that actively apply to the
Veteran's diagnoses:
[X] Depressed mood
[X] Chronic sleep impairment
[X] Mild memory loss, such as forgetting names, directions or recent events
[X] Flattened affect
[X] Disturbances of motivation and mood
[X] Difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships

4. Behavioral observations
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Veteran is alert and oriented. He is cognitively intact. He is cooperative and rapport is easily established. Mood is dysphoric and affect is flat. He denied experiencing suicidal or homicidal ideation.

5. Other symptoms
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Does the Veteran have any other symptoms attributable to mental disorders that are not listed above? [ ] Yes [X] No
6. Competency
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Is the Veteran capable of managing his or her financial affairs?
[X] Yes [ ] No
 

tony292

PEB Forum Regular Member
PEB Forum Veteran
Reduced reliability and productivity = a 50% rating:

General Rating Formula for Mental Disorders:

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; memo
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 medication0%
 

Tech

PEB Forum Regular Member
PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
Yes I know nothing is set in stone on how the ratings go, but I am curious to others thoughts on my C&P exam. It has some elements of 30% and some elements of 50%.

SECTION I:
---------
1. Diagnosis
-----------
a. Does the Veteran now have or has he/she ever been diagnosed with a mental disorder(s)? [X] Yes [ ] No
If the Veteran currently has one or more mental disorders that conform to DSM-5 criteria, provide all diagnoses:
Mental Disorder Diagnosis #1: Major Depression, Recurrent, Moderate

b. Medical diagnoses relevant to the understanding or management of the Mental Health Disorder (to include TBI): No response provided.

2. Differentiation of symptoms
-----------------------------
a. Does the Veteran have more than one mental disorder diagnosed? [ ] Yes [X] No
c. Does the Veteran have a diagnosed traumatic brain injury (TBI)? [ ] Yes [ ] No [X] Not shown in records reviewed

3. Occupational and social impairment
------------------------------------
a. Which of the following best summarizes the Veteran's level of occupational and social impairment with regards to all mental diagnoses? (Check only one)
[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? [ ] Yes [ ] No [X] Not Applicable (N/A)
c. If a diagnosis of TBI exists, is it possible to differentiate which occupational and social impairment indicated above is caused by the TBI? [ ] Yes [ ] No [X] Not Applicable (N/A)


SECTION II:
----------
Clinical Findings:
-----------------
3. Symptoms
----------
For VA rating purposes, check all symptoms that actively apply to the
Veteran's diagnoses:
[X] Depressed mood
[X] Chronic sleep impairment
[X] Mild memory loss, such as forgetting names, directions or recent events
[X] Flattened affect
[X] Disturbances of motivation and mood
[X] Difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships

4. Behavioral observations
-------------------------
Veteran is alert and oriented. He is cognitively intact. He is cooperative and rapport is easily established. Mood is dysphoric and affect is flat. He denied experiencing suicidal or homicidal ideation.

5. Other symptoms
----------------
Does the Veteran have any other symptoms attributable to mental disorders that are not listed above? [ ] Yes [X] No
6. Competency
------------
Is the Veteran capable of managing his or her financial affairs?
[X] Yes [ ] No


Like @tony292 mentioned, your rating for this claim will be 50% (Occupational and social impairment with reduced reliability and productivity).

Good luck.
 

sbarq1

Well-Known Member
PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
Yes I know nothing is set in stone on how the ratings go, but I am curious to others thoughts on my C&P exam. It has some elements of 30% and some elements of 50%.

SECTION I:
---------
1. Diagnosis
-----------
a. Does the Veteran now have or has he/she ever been diagnosed with a mental disorder(s)? [X] Yes [ ] No
If the Veteran currently has one or more mental disorders that conform to DSM-5 criteria, provide all diagnoses:
Mental Disorder Diagnosis #1: Major Depression, Recurrent, Moderate

b. Medical diagnoses relevant to the understanding or management of the Mental Health Disorder (to include TBI): No response provided.

2. Differentiation of symptoms
-----------------------------
a. Does the Veteran have more than one mental disorder diagnosed? [ ] Yes [X] No
c. Does the Veteran have a diagnosed traumatic brain injury (TBI)? [ ] Yes [ ] No [X] Not shown in records reviewed

3. Occupational and social impairment
------------------------------------
a. Which of the following best summarizes the Veteran's level of occupational and social impairment with regards to all mental diagnoses? (Check only one)
[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? [ ] Yes [ ] No [X] Not Applicable (N/A)
c. If a diagnosis of TBI exists, is it possible to differentiate which occupational and social impairment indicated above is caused by the TBI? [ ] Yes [ ] No [X] Not Applicable (N/A)


SECTION II:
----------
Clinical Findings:
-----------------
3. Symptoms
----------
For VA rating purposes, check all symptoms that actively apply to the
Veteran's diagnoses:
[X] Depressed mood
[X] Chronic sleep impairment
[X] Mild memory loss, such as forgetting names, directions or recent events
[X] Flattened affect
[X] Disturbances of motivation and mood
[X] Difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships

4. Behavioral observations
-------------------------
Veteran is alert and oriented. He is cognitively intact. He is cooperative and rapport is easily established. Mood is dysphoric and affect is flat. He denied experiencing suicidal or homicidal ideation.

5. Other symptoms
----------------
Does the Veteran have any other symptoms attributable to mental disorders that are not listed above? [ ] Yes [X] No
6. Competency
------------
Is the Veteran capable of managing his or her financial affairs?
[X] Yes [ ] No


How did you get this prior to a rate being applied?
Barq's
 
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