P&T QUESTION

P&T QUESTION

Ptsd100
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11 Dec 2016, 15:19 #1

My overall combined rating is 100% effective September 6, 2011. So it has been 100% a little over 5 years. 

I have been in steady treatment since then. I  also have completed EMDR, and CPT. They have tried lots of different meds on me and I am still not getting better.

I have not been called up for my fist review yet. I am also on SSDI for my service connection PTSD. 

I believe my PTSD is not going to get better and want file for P&T.  and rather not wait for the review because my daughter starts college next year. 

Please what are your thoughts about this????

Thank you.
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missunderstood411
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Joined: 28 Oct 2016, 18:40

11 Dec 2016, 15:55 #2

I say go for it. The most they can do is say no. If that happens you can just request it at your next C&P/ rating review.
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jimmybuffit
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Joined: 16 Jan 2012, 11:37

11 Dec 2016, 22:02 #3

+1

Regarding your daughter's tuition, have you investigated your State's VA Benefits?

My Purple Heart got State University tuition remission for my Son and Daughter here in Indiana. (Go Boilermakers!)

I was only 40% at the time...

I know you've been around for awhile - I hope this is not redundant.

Good Luck!
100% P & TPurple Heart
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Ptsd100
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12 Dec 2016, 00:07 #4

Thank you for your reply s 
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Nick
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14 Dec 2016, 04:30 #5

Recommend that you use a VSO for this - as you are a life member of the VFW, a VFW VSO seems appropriate.
Nick
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100% P&T
100% CRSC

Complete layman - not a VSO and not a VA employee.
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ChiefH3030
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Joined: 02 Feb 2017, 18:54

28 Sep 2017, 03:21 #6

What form would one use to request PT; 526EZ?

And attach a short letter outline the permanency of the disabilities to punctuate the justification of the request? 
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13 Oct 2017, 11:12 #7

ChiefH3030 wrote: What form would one use to request PT; 526EZ?

And attach a short letter outline the permanency of the disabilities to punctuate the justification of the request? 
Yes.  My VSO used that form to request P&T for me. 
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mastadan20
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Joined: 29 May 2016, 08:45

15 Oct 2017, 03:14 #8

I would also provide them with a copy of your SSDI award letter and their explanation of why they found your PTSD to be disabling. I will be requesting P&T here in a few weeks once I get my SSDI documents


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15 Oct 2017, 03:47 #9

mastadan20 wrote: I would also provide them with a copy of your SSDI award letter and their explanation of why they found your PTSD to be disabling. I will be requesting P&T here in a few weeks once I get my SSDI documents


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Keep in mind that the issue with VA isn't that you have this or that disability or that it is disabling.  The issue is permanence of the current level of disability.  Getting SSDI doesn't necessarily mean that the current level of disability is permanent because Social Security might not consider it to be permanent.  Heck, my ex-wife was still being called in for SSDI re-evaluations ten years after she was granted SSDI before they made that award permanent.

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15 Oct 2017, 04:12 #10

Cruiser wrote:
mastadan20 wrote: I would also provide them with a copy of your SSDI award letter and their explanation of why they found your PTSD to be disabling. I will be requesting P&T here in a few weeks once I get my SSDI documents


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Keep in mind that the issue with VA isn't that you have this or that disability or that it is disabling.  The issue is permanence of the current level of disability.  Getting SSDI doesn't necessarily mean that the current level of disability is permanent because Social Security might not consider it to be permanent.  Heck, my ex-wife was still being called in for SSDI re-evaluations ten years after she was granted SSDI before they made that award permanent.

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I am aware that being granted SSDI is not a automatic guarantee for P&T. However, I read numerous post, some on here/FB Vet groups etc...where some people have used SSDI award letter/explanation as evidence to request/ be granted P&T.


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15 Oct 2017, 14:36 #11

mastadan20 wrote:
I am aware that being granted SSDI is not a automatic guarantee for P&T. However, I read numerous post, some on here/FB Vet groups etc...where some people have used SSDI award letter/explanation as evidence to request/ be granted P&T.


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Let's face it, many (most) Veterans will send in everything - including the kitchen sink - if they think it will help their claim.  Which is how you end up with the anecdotal evidence highlighted above. And thanks to the prevalence of social media, it will spread like a wild fire.  However, the reality is that the Veteran misunderstood what exactly it took to obtain the rating.  The award didn't rely on everything submitted.  Also, the VA now has a surplus of kitchen sinks.  😂

The VA and SS do share info and consider it in certain instances.  If this was a claim for a 100% mental health rating, the SSDI determination would probably be helpful. Because you are, in fact, considered totally disabled by them. However, an SSDI award isn't likely to help a Veteran obtain a P&T award based upon mental health.  The problem is duration of the impairment.  To win a SSDI you need only show that the disability will result in either death or last 12 consecutive months.  12 consecutive months is hardly permanent.  To make matters worse, SS usually puts a 3 year diary date for re-evaluation of individuals receiving benefits based upon mental health. This is because they believe most mental health disabilities are likely to improve.  Recipients are not usually aware of this.  See the rub?  You just submitted evidence showing that you WILL BE re-evaluated in the near future for a claim of permanent disability.  The truth is that those Veterans you've seen here and elsewhere were likely awarded in spite of (not due to) the evidence from SS.  
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05 Nov 2017, 02:02 #12

Ptsd100 wrote: My overall combined rating is 100% effective September 6, 2011. So it has been 100% a little over 5 years. 

I have been in steady treatment since then. I  also have completed EMDR, and CPT. They have tried lots of different meds on me and I am still not getting better.

I have not been called up for my fist review yet. I am also on SSDI for my service connection PTSD. 

I believe my PTSD is not going to get better and want file for P&T.  and rather not wait for the review because my daughter starts college next year. 

Please what are your thoughts about this????

Thank you.
I am also 110% but not total and permanent. I was awarded 100% PTST ans 10% ringing in ear back in 2015.........recently I was awarded 30% flat feet and 10% grinding of teeth. Want to apply for SSD because I resigned from my job due to stress. The agent at the Va office said that I should go to my doctor and get a statement requesting to go T and P because I would get turned down otherwise? I am consistant on my meds and going to group and appointments since 2011. I just wondering how you got your SSD and not T  and P? I am only 52 years old.....will that hurt me in getting my SSD .....even if I am blessed enough to get T and P?
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