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63 yr old male and two small children and out of work wife.

Have been 100% PTSD for 2 yrs. C&P scheduled in Feb 2012, then 2015.

How do I get to be P&T for the benefits for my kids.

Have always made my regular appointments with the va doctor and GAF always 50.

My condition has worsened if anything.

My question:

1:Should I and can I apply for P&t

2: On these C&P re-exams, which scare me to death, what are the chances of being reduced, which would push me over the edge as I can't be around people and can't work.

3: On my regular pysch doctor appointments he always wants me to try new medications and I politely refuse and I have be through them all, now on maximum Zoloft dosage. By not changing will the board take this as a negative or uncooperative attitude. The doctor allows me to continue Zoloft upon my request as it is the only thing I tell him work better than others. Symptoms same but tolerable.

Please Help!

God Bless

John

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I think at your age you should ask for P&T. I am 62 and have been P&T for ten years. When I got TDIU I was denied P&T. I filed an immediate appeal and got P&T within one year. I think the worst that will happen is that you get denied but I doubt it.

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Ask one of those Docs to opine on how long your PTSD will last. I have not heard of any cures once you have PTSD the best you can do is manage the symptoms.

Good Luck

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JOHN1 - I would request P&T, as soon as possible. Actually once the claimant is 55yo or over they should be rated P&T (ie: no future exams). Applying for TDIU is an application for increase and therefore the VA will probably do a re-examination, as they like to have something to fall back on, that supports their decision, either way. Yes, they could reduce, however it's highly unlikely they would do it and it's usually an easy win to stop the reduction.

If it's been more than one yr, since your 100% award, you could also CUE that decision, stating that they failed to award you P&T, as required by VA policy. That could bring you a retro active award of P&T and ChampVA(if you have some medical bills either paid for or still owed, for that previous two yrs). Also, did they consider A&A or Housebound(HB) in that decision?? If not they should have and I would pursue that, if you feel that it's appropriate. Just a few thoughts.

As to your medications, you are not required to take any and whether you do or not should not have any affect/effect on your claim. I've taken meds for my 100% PTSD three times, for about three months, in the 22+yrs I've had my 100% award. jmo

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JOHN1 - I would request P&T, as soon as possible. Actually once the claimant is 55yo or over they should be rated P&T (ie: no future exams). Applying for TDIU is an application for increase and therefore the VA will probably do a re-examination, as they like to have something to fall back on, that supports their decision, either way. Yes, they could reduce, however it's highly unlikely they would do it and it's usually an easy win to stop the reduction.

If it's been more than one yr, since your 100% award, you could also CUE that decision, stating that they failed to award you P&T, as required by VA policy. That could bring you a retro active award of P&T and ChampVA(if you have some medical bills either paid for or still owed, for that previous two yrs). Also, did they consider A&A or Housebound(HB) in that decision?? If not they should have and I would pursue that, if you feel that it's appropriate. Just a few thoughts.

As to your medications, you are not required to take any and whether you do or not should not have any affect/effect on your claim. I've taken meds for my 100% PTSD three times, for about three months, in the 22+yrs I've had my 100% award. jmo

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Thanks so very much,

Can I apply on line, if so which forms?

God Bless

John

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Ask one of those Docs to opine on how long your PTSD will last. I have not heard of any cures once you have PTSD the best you can do is manage the symptoms.

Good Luck

Thanks so much

God Bless

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I think at your age you should ask for P&T. I am 62 and have been P&T for ten years. When I got TDIU I was denied P&T. I filed an immediate appeal and got P&T within one year. I think the worst that will happen is that you get denied but I doubt it.

I shall do it today and keep you folks posted.

God Bless

John

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JOHN1 - I'd use the "statement in support of claim" form which I believe is form 21-4138, as it's a sworn statement and carries more weight. I'm not sure if you can apply on-line but most probably. I'd also send it USPS certified, return receipt requested.

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John1, if you are not working, you should apply for Social Security Disability (SSD). Being on SSD is also evidence that you should be P&T. Terry

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I am still praying for the right answer to apply for P&T.

Called the VSO (local va rep) and he said "it's best to leave it alone, they may decrease your 100%". Not the response I wanted.

But the fact remains.

My condition has worsened, I'm 63 and to be 64 in a few months, I have 2 children at home 6 and 10 yrs old (yes they are my children, not grandchildren, which I have been blessed with) and my wife is unable to work.

I have been 100% PTSD since march 2009 and SSDI 100%. Still see my therapist on a regular basis.

Called the 1-800 # and they show C&P scheduled Jan2013 and Jan 2015.

Any further support or help to make this decision would be a blessing

My thinking is I should apply before I get a letter for the upcoming C&P or should I wait.

Please help.

God Bless

John

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Eleven years ago the answer to my prayer was "you know what to do, do it." JMHO you can't go around worrying they will cut you. IN your situation it's not that likely that will happen. You have much to gain for you & family with P & T. Of course, it is up to you, I think it's full speed ahead & don't look back. Someone at VA or even some VSO telling you they may cut you is in my Humble Opinion BS. This ain't my first rodeo & you need to do what's best for you.

Good luck,

Don Evans

100% (70% PTSD, 30% TDIU) P & T + "S" SMC & "K" SMC

20% Residual of Prostate Cancer

60% IHD

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63 yr old male and two small children and out of work wife.

Have been 100% PTSD for 2 yrs. C&P scheduled in Feb 2012, then 2015.

John

JOHN1,

Please update your profile here to show your current level of SC.

Thanks

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JOHN1 - you've been told to apply and haven't. If you wait until the first of the year you will have lost another month of award, when they award P&T. We can lead a horse to water but it's up to him if he'll drown. Apply today!!!!!!! My last comment on this topic.

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I am still praying for the right answer to apply for P&T.

Called the VSO (local va rep) and he said "it's best to leave it alone, they may decrease your 100%". Not the response I wanted.

But the fact remains.

My condition has worsened, I'm 63 and to be 64 in a few months, I have 2 children at home 6 and 10 yrs old (yes they are my children, not grandchildren, which I have been blessed with) and my wife is unable to work.

I have been 100% PTSD since march 2009 and SSDI 100%. Still see my therapist on a regular basis.

Called the 1-800 # and they show C&P scheduled Jan2013 and Jan 2015.

Any further support or help to make this decision would be a blessing

My thinking is I should apply before I get a letter for the upcoming C&P or should I wait.

Please help.

God Bless

John

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JOHN1 - I would request P&T, as soon as possible. Actually once the claimant is 55yo or over they should be rated P&T (ie: no future exams). Applying for TDIU is an application for increase and therefore the VA will probably do a re-examination, as they like to have something to fall back on, that supports their decision, either way. Yes, they could reduce, however it's highly unlikely they would do it and it's usually an easy win to stop the reduction.

If it's been more than one yr, since your 100% award, you could also CUE that decision, stating that they failed to award you P&T, as required by VA policy. That could bring you a retro active award of P&T and ChampVA(if you have some medical bills either paid for or still owed, for that previous two yrs). Also, did they consider A&A or Housebound(HB) in that decision?? If not they should have and I would pursue that, if you feel that it's appropriate. Just a few thoughts.

As to your medications, you are not required to take any and whether you do or not should not have any affect/effect on your claim. I've taken meds for my 100% PTSD three times, for about three months, in the 22+yrs I've had my 100% award. jmo

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pr,

I'm lost on this one.

Even if a year has passed - yes, the decision becomes final - but from what I've read so far, the issue of P&T was

adjudicated on that decision and he has been scheduled for future exams in Feb 2012 and 2015.

I don't see where the cue is ?

Are you referring to the portion of the regs that relate to 55 yrs old to relate to a claim for cue ?

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Yup, carla, that's what I'm saying. They need to follow their rules, and if they don't, explain "like hell" why. jmo

pr

pr,

I'm lost on this one.

Even if a year has passed - yes, the decision becomes final - but from what I've read so far, the issue of P&T was

adjudicated on that decision and he has been scheduled for future exams in Feb 2012 and 2015.

I don't see where the cue is ?

Are you referring to the portion of the regs that relate to 55 yrs old to relate to a claim for cue ?

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I just finished filling out the FM 21-4138 requesting my 100% PTSD status to be changed to "Permanent and Total" with no further exams.

I did so based upon:

1> My age is 63 yrs old

2>My unchanged and worsening condition (PTSD)

3>Inability to work

4> The VA' recognition of my PTSD status since April 2006 (30%) then to 100% March 2009) which exceeds five years.

5> Further exams would be detrimental to my health (mental and physical.

Have attended all requested appointments by VA.

Still see my therapist on regular basis.

Also stated I have not worked since 2005

ANY SUGGESTIONS TO ADD?? Should I request the effective date to be earlier?

What office address do I send this certified/return receipt too?

God Bless

John

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Send it to your VARO where your C-File is at. Good luck. At your age you should probably been rated P&T when you got 100%. I would drop number (5). If you are 100% schedular you should have been considered for HB when you were rated.

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Thank you!

My award states 100% PTSD, is this "schedular"?

I live in Louisiana.

John

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JOHN1,

Please update your profile here to show your current level of SC.

Thanks

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Carlie:

How do I update my file?

John

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Carlie:

How do I update my file?

John

John,

I just updated your profile to 100 % for you.

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Thanks Carlie.

Do you have any further input regarding my app. for P&T, even though my 100% award letter stated "this is not permanent and total and subject for future exams"?

God Bless

John (just worried)

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If your going to worry about a deduction if you file for P&T, then why aren't you worrying about a deduction at your future exams on 2012 & 2015? What I'm saying is, if you don't file for P&T now, that deduction is going to haunt you for ever. If you truly want P&T, then you have take that chance and claim it. You shouldn't have any problems since your PTSD is worsening. Which brings my attention to #2. The word "unchanged" should be changed to " My PTSD has changed to the worse"...Anyway, I'm happy to hear your going to claim it. Best of luck!!

Coot (Don't worry)

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If your going to worry about a deduction if you file for P&T, then why aren't you worrying about a deduction at your future exams on 2012 & 2015? What I'm saying is, if you don't file for P&T now, that deduction is going to haunt you for ever. If you truly want P&T, then you have take that chance and claim it. You shouldn't have any problems since your PTSD is worsening. Which brings my attention to #2. The word "unchanged" should be changed to " My PTSD has changed to the worse"...Anyway, I'm happy to hear your going to claim it. Best of luck!!

Coot (Don't worry)

Thanks Coot, just got back from the post office and sent it certified return receipt to New Orleans regional office).

Thanks to all, will keep you posted.

God Bless

John

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Just got two letters today:

First frrm regional "requesting more and additional info supporting my claim for "change status from 100% PTSD non permanent to Permanent and total".

Second letter , scheduling C&P Exam in two weeks.

I knew I was to have scheduled C&P Exams 2012 and 2015 before I filed for claim P&T status, so this does not worry me.

I assume VA is awaiting the results of the upcoming C&P before making decision on my claim for P&T.

Question:

When one goes to another C&P exam after being 100% for about 3 years, does the new examiner take into consideration these past three year and prior history etc; or is it like starting from scratch? During my regular PTSD Va doctorr/medication appointments the GAFs have been 50 every three to six months.

Secondly, my PTSD has worsened despite medications. Is it possible to screw up on the upcoming C&P and my current status be dropped or lowered (I know anything is possible) but have anyone of seen a 3 year 100 PTSD vets benefits changed backwards so to speak?

God Bless

John1

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When I requested P&T the reviewed my VA recoards and noted that my condition was static. I only waited one year for P&T and got it on appeal from original decision on TDIU. I think I should have gotten 100% schedular P&T but at that time I was happy with TDIU and P&T. I was getting workers compensation and I wanted to get far, far away from that system. In the WC system you never get P&T. You could be 90 years old and bed ridden and they will find work for you. You could get a letter from a private doctor saying you are P&T. if you have time. I did that myself. How old are you? I was about 54 years old I think.

John

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