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Re: migraines and post concussion syndrome (reply)
Here is the section that discussed the question you ask and it appears the migraines can be rated separately.  Good luck with the claim!8045    Residuals of traumatic brain injury (TBI): There are three main areas of dysfunction that...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

10/20/14 20:27:40
Re: Preparation for Notification / Decision Notification Sent (reply)
Ray, wait for the envelope from the VA and (as topkick says,) stay positive).  Right now and response as to what the short time between the C&P and notification means is a WAG.  Good luck and let us know what the VA notification says!
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

10/20/14 15:40:11
Re: Vets Suffering From AO Presumptive Diseases May Not Like Ken Burn's Vietnam Documentary (reply)
manwithnoname wrote:What does Burns know about AO exposure in Nam? He graduated from college in 1975 as the war ended. He has no credentials in medicine and has made a career of making documentary films. Vets need to rebut Burns...
Social Chat

BROVET

10/20/14 14:12:48
Re: Musical chairs with my claim (reply)
Yes, that is correct.  You are going to drive yourself (and your VSO) nuts trying to make sense out of Ebennefits or checking the claim status frequently (more often than maybe once a month). Your claim will be processed, but due to the...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

10/20/14 13:19:59
Re: Tinnitus with depression as a secondary (Individual Unemployability) (reply)
I did not know that but I will bet a dollar against a donut that the majority of the PTSD patients (evaluated in any study) who have tinnitus were in the service and as such were exposed to loud noise (Basic training requires weapons...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

10/19/14 16:18:07
Re: Incompetent, to be or not to be (reply)
+1
PTSD Specific Discussions/Claims/Issues

BROVET

10/19/14 15:39:00
Re: Tinnitus with depression as a secondary (Individual Unemployability) (reply)
eagle927 wrote:So can Tinnitus be  a secondary to PTSD?  No, but that is not what the OP is talking about.  He is talking about making depression secondary to tinnitus.  I guess if he can get a doctor to opine that the tinnitus (which...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

10/19/14 13:35:07
Re: can i (reply)
If you are unable to work, are rated at either 60% with a single disability or 70% and have a disability rated at 40% (that precludes you working), you can file for IU.
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

10/19/14 13:28:20
Re: Public places and PTSD (reply)
I avoid public places and those areas where there are a lot of people.  It is one of the gifts that come along with PTSD.
PTSD Specific Discussions/Claims/Issues

BROVET

10/19/14 13:16:16
Re: Random Urine Test (reply)
Many of the new procedures concerning prescribing and using narcotics are driven by the DEA.  Now, at my clinic, you can only get a 28 day prescription of hydrocodone and it has to be either called in to the clinic or requested using the...
PTSD Specific Discussions/Claims/Issues

BROVET

10/19/14 01:01:19
Re: Denied IU, to appeal or ask for reconsideration plus.... (reply)
Is your husband requesting SSDI based upon solely SC'd disabilities?
IU - Individual Unemployability

BROVET

10/18/14 14:44:58
Re: BDD claim no C&P exams 14 contentions? (reply)
If your medical records are recent and support your contentions, maybe all the information required by the rater is already there.  Or, even as likely, maybe Ebenefits is wrong.  Good luck with your claims!
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

10/18/14 14:34:37
Re: Why Would Rater Go Against Favorable C&P Opinions? (reply)
OK, I can't help myself, I have to reply.  There are thousands of raters and somehow management sends a super-secret communication (email or memo) that no one ever leaks that tells raters to deny claims?  Do you have any idea how...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

10/18/14 00:27:31
Re: One year retroactive benefits Public law 112-154 (reply)
Mistered, IVAC was just responding to your post above.  There was absolutely nothing in his post that was critical of you.  You used the term "short end of the stick" and he was showing how some of it was positive for you.  He was not...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

10/17/14 16:02:02
Re: no luck (reply)
Congressional inquiries really don't do much.  The claim is going to move along with everyone elses claim.  Although, I have to say that 28 months for a dependency claim is crazy.  I hope you see an end to it soon!
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

10/17/14 15:54:34
Re: What qualifies as permanent and total (reply)
Any single disability can be permanent or not.  You could be rated for three disabilities and two could be permanent (meaning no future exams are scheduled) and one requiring future exams as improvement may be possible.  It is based upon...
P&T - Permanent & Total Disability

BROVET

10/17/14 14:25:39
Re: Job Offer 100% Scheduler P@T (reply)
Patrick, You are correct.  I was pointing out that by definition, if someone rated at 100% for PTSD, working raises red flags with the VA (if the find out).  The vet has exhibited and discussed to his doc and the C&P doc symptoms...
P&T - Permanent & Total Disability

BROVET

10/17/14 14:15:17
Re: Here is a good question (reply)
It really does not matter what the veteran requests (and I am of the opinion that the vet should not specify a percent), it only matters what the evidence supports.  A veteran can look at rating criteria and interpret it one way and a...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

10/17/14 13:22:27
I only answer questions regarding complaints, technical issues etc. I do not reply to claims or personal questions. Thanks.