Hi there! Long time member but haven’t been around in awhile. I filed for an increase for PTSD in April 2018. Received C&P last week and my rep called me today to let me know I went to 70% from 50%. My overall 90% rating stays the same but it puts me at 94% now. I intend to file for one more claim in the next few months and if that goes well, I will go to 100%.
My C&P exam went well. It was about 30 minutes total but examiner told me I was progressively getting worse. Not sure I wanted to hear that but it’s the truth. I am in therapy for over four years now and I am mentally exhausted from it. I just hate feeling like this all the time.
What I wanted to mention is that you should always wait until the decision is completed and not try to guess your outcome. My rep was able to read the exam, it was done at an LHI contracted facility and while the examiner checked the box for 30% under Occupational and Social Impairment, his remarks and overall assessment are what increased me to 70%. My point is to not always freak out and think you might get reduced based on the Occupational/Social Impairment box. The entire C&P exam, along with all your history of therapy is what will help you in the end.