Why you should apply for Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain Syndrome qualifies as more than six months of persistent pain. This interferes with daily life and makes working and spending time with friends and family trying. The VA recently made a change to how they view these claims which you can read here.

While Chronic Pain is something that many Veterans do not feel like they should qualify for, by applying you may be able to increase your claim amount significantly.

What many people do not know is that chronic pain is one of the best ways to get an extra rating on your claim, if you know what to include.

What is Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain is long lasting pain which interferes with your daily life. It begins to qualify as chronic once it lasts over six months. In some cases, chronic pain is persistent for years of someone’s life.

Chronic Pain can be linked to a number of different reasons, including injury, disease, or damage to nerves.

Chronic pain is a condition which directly affects someone’s mental health. Through anxiety, lack of sleep, hopelessness, and depression chronic pain can reveal itself.

This type of pain is usually invisible, which is why it becomes so difficult to prove. There are many times when close friends do not even believe you are in pain. This is one of the reasons why it is a challenging disability to prove.

How to prove Chronic Pain

Another step in this process is establishing credibility. One way you can do this is by proving that you have tried to relieve the pain in other ways. This could be done with some approaches, including massage therapy, seeing a chiropractor, or visiting with a pain specialist.

Basically, the VA needs to see that you have worked towards trying to live with your chronic pain. The more they see that you have already tried to get help with this, the more inclined they will be to approve your rating.

What to include in your claim

In many instances, chronic pain also leads to insomnia from inability to sleep. If this is the case for you, document it on your claim. Any additional contributing factors to chronic pain are helpful.

Present every type of proof you can to win your claim. This includes being prepared for your C&P exam, Buddy letters, a DBQ, and your written testimony.

All of these will significantly improve your credibility. Since your word is all that you have in applying for this case, it is essential that you are prepared. There is a very fine line between exaggerating and playing down your symptoms. You will need to be in the middle of both of those.

Provide any medical evidence you have undergone.

Having a written DBQ is a valuable resource for Veterans. Through a DBQ, the prescribing Doctor will be able to write your story for the VA. This outsiders opinion is a piece the VA needs to solidify your claim.

By documenting any medical evidence or feelings of hopelessness, you will begin to paint the picture of how it is damaging to your life.

What to do now

According to founder Brian Reese, applying for Chronic Pain is an excellent idea. Adding a secondary rating for chronic pain and connecting it to other disabilities will strengthen your claim.

We understand that this process is laborious. If you have sought out treatment, reached out for help, and are still feeling discouraged, let us know. We can help you get the disability you deserve!

We would love for you to reach out to us! Our team of experienced Veterans has extensive experience under their belts in filing for this type of claim.

For any additional training, please watch our YouTube video!  Additionally, we have some other resources for you.

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Brian Reese, The VA Claims Insider, breaks down How to File a VA Claim for Chronic Pain.

This video training is specific to Veteran’s who want to file a VA disability claim for chronic pain.

As of April 2018, veteran’s are now eligible to receive disability benefits and compensation for chronic pain, so long as that chronic pain causes functional impairment or loss.

Typically, a chronic pain claim or chronic pain syndrome should be linked to another service-connected disability, aka, a secondary claim.

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