Hey Buck. I appreciate you taking the time to read over it. Yh...I was infuriated after I read the exam....so much bullshit adlibbing and lies! She didnt even get any of the rape information correct either....there was no incident in Kentucky at all....the rape occurred in Virginia in May 1989....cops came and rape report was filed....and like I said...I was handcuffed and arrested ! then sent back to my permanent duty station at Ft. Hood where my NCO took pictures documenting how messed up I was and the doctors gave me painkillers and sent me home on medical leave for 2 weeks only to be shuffled around to other units afterward where the 2nd attempt was made and I fought him off ferociously and didnt bother reporting it because obviously at that point why...they did nothing the first time when I did report it ....oh yeah....arrested me!!!...the whole thing was a circus. That examiner is nuts....she says there are no markers and no evidence that it occurred(BS!!!) but then says I do have PTSD from stressor #1...the rape....huh? wth? make up your mind?
Thanks for all the help. I checked on ebenefits and it's already in gathering evidence(submitted 10/21/16). The 256ez medical records, and cue letter have been submitted. Should I hit the "ask va to decide you claim button"?
I don't think it matters honestly if they have proof, like hospital records etc. of your prior mental health issues. The fact that you disclosed them are enough for them to say some mh issue/trauma existed before service. I know it sucks. You can request copies of your medical records be sent to you through a vso or ebenefits. If you haven't talked to a veteran service officer (a very good one) I would, you may also want to file for Social security disability if you haven't already. Also, there have been a few threads recently about mst, you may want to read through some of them and maybe try to message some of those folks.
That is the thing though....there is no documented evidence of any mental health diagnosis prior to me serving other than my own confession of a suicide attempt at 15. I didnt have any diagnosis of anything until after I served. In 1993 after I managed to talk myself out of the state institution....still crazy as hell...I walked 15 miles barefoot to the Baltimore VA Hospital twice and they refused to help me....I dont have a rating for mental health....I heard you could only file for one mental health condition or something like that so I chose the PTSD cuz the reality is after the rape I totally lost my shit in service....I truly dont think I have Bipolar....how could I if for almost 20 years I never took meds and was never hospitalized...that just makes no sense....Do you know how to gain access to psychiatric files for inservice time? I remember about 15 years ago I got medical records from the VA...paper ones sent to me and there were no psych records at all...that was the whole reason I got them!...Anyhow, I've been homeless so many times I dont even have the files they did send to me....you tend to travel light.....this whole friggin system is so hard to navigate when your head is as screwed up as mine...and my lawyer is worthless
DRO Hearing?? Really? I thought I asked for one of those when I filed my NOD but that Never happened!!! Maybe someone could explain why some vets receive a DRO hearing and some just get a DRO review then a SOC and when the DRO is screwed up and the Vet brings this to the attention of the local VA the are then given after the Veteran has filed a Form 9 because they have been told they have to. After the Local VA realizes they did in fact screw up the SOC on the same day the VET receives a SSOC they also get a letter stating that their Appeal has been certified!!! I'm telling you I am very confused and will post my confusing under a new topic but I would like to know why some Veterans do receive a face to face DRO and some don't? Or has this just been one of the many screw ups in my case?