Question about re-evaluations

Discussion in 'Disability' started by Possum-Sandwich, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Possum-Sandwich

    Possum-Sandwich New Member

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    I was initially rated at 30% for PTSD after I got back from Iraq in 2004. The VA psychiatrist wrote up the evaluation like a 50% rating, so I appealed to the BVA. The BVA agreed with me and just raised my rating to 50%.

    Now I'm worried that the VA will try to periodically re-evaluate me to lower it to 30% or lower. Do they typically do this? I know that having the last VA eval certainly raised my stress level, and I'd like to avoid that.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Vike17

    Vike17 Member

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    Generally, the VA will re-evaluate disabilities every 2-5 years if they aren't determined to be permanent in nature. Mental disabilities for the most part aren't determined as such, or at last not in the begining.

    Just make sure you continue your treatment and have documentaion of that treatment. As long as your symptoms conform to the 50% criteria and they are documented as such, you shouldn't have a problem with keeping your evaluation.

    Vike 17
  3. Possum-Sandwich

    Possum-Sandwich New Member

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    Thanks for the help.

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