Re: Increase in Disability Claim Question for P&T

Re: Increase in Disability Claim Question for P&T

algomaspur
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04 Nov 2017, 14:06 #1

VA form 21-4138 and P&T help

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algomaspur
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04 Nov 2017, 14:24 #2


algomaspur wrote:VA form 21-4138 and P&T help

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Hey i need some Vets to chime in please i filled out for and increase due to secondary illness of bipolar on top of ocd anxiety and major depression i am already at 100%. I also already know that it opens me up for a review. Thats not the point the point is i have a new diagnosis that has made things in my life harder to get back to work. On top of that i am on SSDI. I also submitted form 21_4138 stating the reasons for Permanent and total. I also submitted the official diafnosis from my va blue button with the diagnosis made by my pych gal of bipolar. i have been taking lithium and i am up to about 1200 milligrams. I was backed off due to tremors in my hands and throughout my body. I am coming out of a manic phase. Please realize i know VETS are trying to help by saying you are going to open yourself to a review. Thats fine with me. I have been in treatment for 3 years and i am am still somewhat drig resistent and am constantly having to adjust meds stop start which takes a toll on my mind and body.. I have nothing to hide i have been going to all my appts with psych docs for three years so there is a mountin of evidence for the claims person to sift through.
There has to be a vet out there that has file for increase any help would be much appreciated.

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Gruntman2007
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Joined: 16 Nov 2017, 18:07

16 Nov 2017, 19:44 #3

The VA will usually grant P&T for a mental illness IF........

You are in continuity of treatment for 5 years with no improvement.

Under 5 years probably not because the VA thinks a mental illness has a chance to improve.
100% P&T
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algomaspur
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22 Nov 2017, 16:43 #4

Gruntman2007 wrote: The VA will usually grant P&T for a mental illness IF........

You are in continuity of treatment for 5 years with no improvement.

Under 5 years probably not because the VA thinks a mental illness has a chance to improve.
I had a CandP exam already scheduled out two years from now when I got diagnosed with bipolar disorder.   So I would have had a cnp anyway but I had a major change in  my life My CnP doc said I did the right thing by letting them know of any changes.    
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Gruntman2007
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22 Nov 2017, 16:47 #5

algomaspur wrote:
Gruntman2007 wrote: The VA will usually grant P&T for a mental illness IF........

You are in continuity of treatment for 5 years with no improvement.

Under 5 years probably not because the VA thinks a mental illness has a chance to improve.
I had a CandP exam already scheduled out two years from now when I got diagnosed with bipolar disorder.   So I would have had a cnp anyway but I had a major change in  my life My CnP doc said I did the right thing by letting them know of any changes.    
Good fortune forward

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100% P&T
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algomaspur
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22 Nov 2017, 16:50 #6

Gruntman2007 wrote:
algomaspur wrote:
Gruntman2007 wrote: The VA will usually grant P&T for a mental illness IF........

You are in continuity of treatment for 5 years with no improvement.

Under 5 years probably not because the VA thinks a mental illness has a chance to improve.
I had a CandP exam already scheduled out two years from now when I got diagnosed with bipolar disorder.   So I would have had a cnp anyway but I had a major change in  my life My CnP doc said I did the right thing by letting them know of any changes.    
Good fortune forward

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thank you so much.  Have a blessed day!
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