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Hey there. I’m just trying to get an idea of what to expect over the next few months. I’ll summarize my situation briefly here.
I have 2 VA-rated disabilities. 70% for Major Depression and Anxiety, 40% for a back injury. Both of these are listed as not permanent.
I was discharged in January of 2015. May 2015 I received my ratings. I was bumped up from 70% to 80% in December of last year when I had my back re-examined. Prior to the re-examination last year, my back was only rated at 10%.
I know that the VA likes to re-exam at the 5-year mark. I’m wondering if I should be expecting a re-exam for depression and anxiety early next year. I’m very much hoping that I’ll slide under the radar because I live in another country and I was just seen a year ago for my back, but I know this is unlikely. I’m guessing the VA has an automated system that shows a glaring red mark for people coming up for re-examination. Honestly, I think my depression and anxiety has gotten worse and has further affected my quality of life, but I will have major issues affording the trip down to the VA, and if they did drop my rating, I stand to potentially lose my house since I have to re-qualify for my mortgage next year. Side worries, I know, but big ones for me.
Anyways, is there any chance that I might not be called in for a re-exam, or is it pretty much inevitable these days?
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Hey there. Im just trying to get an idea of what to expect over the next few months. Ill summarize my situation briefly here. I have 2 VA-rated disabilities. 70% for Major Depression and Anxiety, 40% for a back injury. Both of these are listed as not permanent.