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New here so sorry if i am confusing Can anyone give me some insight on if MST/PTSD claims are paid back to the service/discharge date? I just recently opened a claim for disability, part of which is a MST claim. Sadly, I was unaware I could open a claim, I was an activated navy reservist and once I was off deployment I never looked back, didnt ask questions, i just wanted to put my deployment behind me. with that being said, i dont recall or have record of ever getting a discharge physical. I have heard multiple answers which i am sure all are correct, but maybe someone can clarify why some claims are paid back to the service date and some only to th…0 votes4 answers
I just submitted my first claim for PTSD from MST. When I was overseas, I was on guard duty was an infantryman. When in a guard tower, he exposed his penis and started playing with it. He was looking at me and wanted to me "help" him out. We were locked and loaded so I was fearful on what this man was going to do next. I just froze. I told his SGT and he was detained and sent back to garrison. The rules changed and I was looked at a different way since the incident. There was no touching but this incident has impacted my life and my sense of security. I'm fearful of everything and what's worse is that it's now effecting my children and my marriage and that's why I'm now f…0 votes5 answers
Hi, This afternoon I have my C&P exam for PTSD secondary to MST, with a contracted provider. I found out Friday evening after work. Fed Ex had delivered the paperwork earlier, but I didn't get a chance to see it until I got home from work. To say that I am nervous would be the understatement of the year. I am desperately trying to hold myself together. My digestive system is all out of whack. I did spend an hour on the phone last night with a wonderful person from a non VSO group. She is a Marine and has trauma history, so that made the connection pretty easy. She gave me a lot of good tips, if I could only remember them when it's crunch time. One of …0 votes11 answers
The VA has been unable to obtain my Military Service Record. I have requested one myself. A Disabled American Veterans rep. Told me that it's not uncommon for the military to "lose" records in MST claims. Any advice appreciated.0 votes8 answers
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I was going through an assessment to be in a special operations unit. During the training we had a mock POW training which later went under investigation. I did not press charges at the time. Myself and classmates were all questioned and it was heavily documented including the training being video taped. I would like to get these documents. Any help would be greatly appreciated.0 votes1 answer
I was just recently officially diagnosed with Fibromyalgia by my outside PCP doc. Although I have suffered for many years with this condition all my medical records that reflected it were no longer available. Since I am will be filing a claim for PTSD/MST I wanted to include the Fibro dx. secondary to the PTSD/MST. I have no experience filing a SC claim as I have no SC rating at this time. I see both VA and non VA docs and since my VA PCP is not very helpful I decided to go to my outside PCP for an official eval. and dx for the Fibro. I told my outside PCP that I was planning on filing for the SC claim with the VA and as expected her exam along with my history c…0 votes13 answers
CLAIM FITNISHED TODAY...100% PERMANENT AND TOTAL PTSD/MST ! I WAS EARLIER RATED FOR 30% FOR EACH ANKLE AND TINNITUS. SO....130% TOTAL I WILL POST A TIMELINE LATER! I AM BLESSED!0 votes18 answers
I saw the below on Stateside Legal's site and thought I'd share. Are you a man who has experienced unwanted sexual contact or touching? You are not alone. Join an anonymous online forum and hear from other men who have had experiences with unwanted sexual contact. See the attached handout and Safe HelpRoom for more information. http://statesidelegal.org/safe-helproom-sessions-military-men-00 votes1 answer
I filed a claim.0 votes8 answers
Ok! so........i went to my VSO this morning and we reviewed all the necessary C&P's and current stuff and she called the VARO....this is what she told me. the VARO was essentially looking for a nexus(medical opinion) for the PTSD/MST which they got and has been uploaded....they rated the bladder as secondary and don't need a nexus for the secondary condition.....the PA stated in her notes that it is more than likely (50% greater probability ) that the bladder is a comorbid to the PTSD, which in VA language is apparently the same thing as secondary condition. Everything has been uploaded and they are now waiting for the DRO. I feel a lot better about things now,…0 votes3 answers
Hi, I am currently on civilian Soc. Sec. Disability and want to get feedback if my status of SSD will be held against me or exclude from being awarded compensation for MST if I file a claim? Any feedback on my SSD status being held against me in the C&P exam?0 votes3 answers
Need advice. I do not have anyone helping me at this time with filing a PTSD/MST claim. I do have a VSO appt. at a local vet center in a week or so. In the meantime from what I have read you need three things to file a MST claim. 1. evidence (I have police report...check). 2. PTSD diagnosis, but you can also claim other conditions such as anxiety and depression etc...(right?). 3. Nexus letter. Please correct or add to anything above if I am missing something. My question today, is that although I just starting going to a civilian therapist a few months ago I have not disclosed my MST and have only talked about my daily anxiety, panic attacks etc....trying t…0 votes6 answers
I had a transfer screen the other day as mt family and I had recently moved into VASH hud housing from homelessness and this VA was much closer than the old. While meeting with my psychiatrist and discussing my current condition, elevated blood pressure, throwing up, cant calm down unless Im in a dark quiet room. She asked what was going on to being stirring all of this up. I explained that this had developed into a service related claim and that I was having to go through and compile supporting evidence to support my claim. She seemed genuinely concerned. spent an hour with me, upped my meds and then asked if i would speak to their primary screening coun…0 votes9 answers
This is EXTREMELY humiliating but I don't know where else to go for anonymous help. Please be gentle, I'm not proud of my past. I had posted in the PTSD forum, but I can be more specific here since my issues stem from MST. I have some issues from my childhood, I do have a psych history including suicide attempt at age 9 (which I didn't even remember until after I was at my first duty station), verbally and possibly physically abusive step fathers (5 total), my mother walked out several times when I was a child and told my dad she didn't want me and wouldn't call me for months, my step-brother sexually abused me when we were around 7 years old, I was in a rehab c…0 votes3 answers
Who decides what is or isn't MST? Must both victim and perpetrator be Military? How do we initiate this conversation? I have a therapy session next Monday, would that be the best place? I woke up this morning an hour before my alarm, with a sudden and horrifying realization...that ..... I can't type it in, my brain won't let me. Last week at work, I was going through annual sexual assault awareness, prevention and reporting training. This is blowing my mind right now. Oh man............0 votes25 answers
Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help... I was denied ptsd for 2009 mst claim for not enough evidence. I just found out in my old claim that my va records were "not available" they said that they had requested the info from me, but that was false I never received any paperwork other than my denial. In July 2013 the VA sent me a letter to reopen my case if I had any new material evidence. I found my VA treatment records myself from both Fl and NY sent that in and uploaded to ebene account. I also sent a letter from my current private psychiatrist. My questions are: 1. My new claim closed two days ago but I never had C&p exam? 2. On ebenes it only has private dr.…0 votes43 answers
What is the best way to go if you do not want it to take forever to get a rating. I was looking at the DRO process and thought it was supposed to be the quickest way to go. After reading this, I see that it's not. I need the fastest results for someone I am helping who is currently homeless. Finally got PTSD diagnosis based on MST from VA doc and am in the process of filing a NOD. Seems like this may be a long route. Is requesting a relook the best way to go? Thanks.0 votes1 answer
HELLO ALL! Almost finished. i will post a timeline and my journey to share to help others when this is over. Thanks for all of your advice and maybe i can help someone else in the process. Blessings to all0 votes3 answers
Hello all! I am in prep for decision now, but have heard from the MST coordinator from St. Petersburg VARO where my claim is, and she said unofficial.......probably 100% P&T! I still am grateful for anything at this point. she said if they do 70%, all I do is turn around and NOD if for 100%, but she said everything is lined up in my favor for 100% P&T.........I feel blessed whatever the outcome, but I will let you all know when it comes in. She said to wait about 30 days and then call her personally, but she thinks it will come through in a week or so! fingers crossed!0 votes9 answers
Hello everyone! @Buck52@Gastone@Berta@Navy4life@Andyman73 and everyone else that has been following my case and chiming in! first of all, thank you for taking your time to comment on these threads and questions. Ok...so i went to the bladder C&P today...pretty standard...she just went through the DBQ and asked all the questions on there. she typed word for word what i said and did a quick urinalysis and exam. She just kind of palpated the area that was tender and then stopped when i told her of my discomfort. she had all my records and i also brought in every file that i had on the matter. She told me that she couldn't believe how organized i was and thanked me, b…0 votes27 answers
I was just printing out records off of myhealthyvet for my cp exam for some secondary stuff and my smc s cp on Wednesday and noticed that I have MST noted a few times in my records, is this something that would be bad for me? I am not claiming PTSD or MST. I am already rated for mh.0 votes7 answers
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2. IC (claimed as bladder condition). Less likely than not (less than 50/50 probability) proximately due to or the result of the veteran's mental disorder. Most likely (greater than 50% probability), a comorbidity What does this mean? doesn't comorbidity mean secondary? is comorbidity a bad thing?0 votes6 answers
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Tbird posted an answer to a question,Further Reading from VA.gov
How do I upload evidence online to support my disability claim?
If you’ve filed a claim for disability compensation, you can continue uploading more evidence for up to one year to support your claim. Evidence may include supporting documents like medical test results, doctor’s reports, and other records. Upload your evidence online now.
If you’re waiting for a decision on your disability claim, you can upload evidence to support that claim using our claim status tool.
Upload evidence using our claim status tool
Note: For any other type of document you’d like to submit online to us, please use the QuickSubmit tool through AccessVA.
If I filed a standard disability claim, when should I upload evidence?
Upload your evidence as soon as you can.
You can continue uploading documents for up to 1 year from the date we receive your claim. But, if you don’t provide any evidence or give us the information we need to help you get evidence within 30 days, we may make a decision on your claim earlier.
If we decide your claim early, you’ll still have the rest of the 1-year period to provide more information or evidence.
What happens if I upload more evidence after I’ve submitted a fully developed claim?
We’ll remove your disability claim from the Fully Developed Claims program and process it as a standard claim.
If we decide your claim earlier than 1 year from the date we received the claim, you’ll still have the rest of the year to provide any additional information or evidence.
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broncovet posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research Forum,Let's begin with the regulation on CUE:
https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/38/20.1403#:~:text=Clear and unmistakable error is,different but for the error.
The Cue error, therefore, needs to be all these things:
2. Outcome determinative.
3. Based on the records VA has in their possession at the time of the decision. If VA was/is missing critical evidence, consider filing a 38 CFR 3.156 (new evidence) instead of CUE.
4. May be filed at any time, such as after the one year appeal period expired.
What CUE is NOT:
Rattler posted an answer to a question,Let me give you some guidance. But first I have to ask some questions.
Did you file an "intent to file" with the VA. What this means is you filed with the VA saying I want to file a claim for XX. An "intent to file" claim basically says you are going to provide the VA with more information with in one years time. (Service Medical Records, Doctors Reports outside of the VA Etc.)
If you did not do an "intent to file" you filed a direct claim and you have started the claims process. Each can be time sensitive.
Hopefully I can give you a step by step on how to do this.
1. If you have not done so you will need to get your military records including you military medical records.
You need to do this now. You military records can take 1 to 3 Mo.
Your VA records can take 8 to 9 Mo.
Without them you are kind of shooting in the dark.
You need to sign-up with the VA at https://www.va.gov/?next=loginModal .
I recommend you use Login.gov to get your login above the others as it seems to work better than the others
This way you can track you claims, apply for other VA benefits'.
2. Go to the Non-VA doctors that have diagnosed you with XXX and get there medical records. Go through the records and pull out ONLY the ones that say you have XXX and submit ONLY THE RECORS THAT PROVE YOUR CLAIM. I can not stress this enough. The VA people who review your claim do not have the time to read through 500 pages of your medical history to pick out the 2 pages that says you have XXX. This will hopefully speed up your claim.
3. The quickest way to submit stuff to the VA is at this address. https://eauth.va.gov/accessva/#forVeterans . This is why you need to get the VA access through Login.gov.
Use the Quick Submit button and follow the instructions.
This should get you going in the right direction.
Two words to the wise.
1. Do not rely on Youtube or other videos on the internet. There is a lot of misinformation out there. There is a lot of old information that doesn't work in today's VA.
2. When seeking a VSO with a veterans service veterans service organization the first words out of your mouth should be, "Do you have VBMS access." VBMS access is real time access to your VA claims file. There are a lot veterans service organization that have suto VSO that kind of only do intake for veterans service organization. What I mean by this is they are not "VA Certified Claims Agents." they are only trained by the veterans service organization to fill out forms and submit them via fax or mail. Only "VA Certified Claims Agents" have VBMS access.
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