Jump to content
  • Advertisemnt

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • Advertisemnt

  • 0
DuRock

Ptsd And Spouse Claims

Question

Are there any provisions for a spouse that is married to someone suffering from PTSD. If a spouse has been forced to leave the home due to bodily harm threats by a spouse suffering from PTSD are there any provisions within the VA for the spouse to get any assistance monetarily. They are still married after 17 years but for safety reasons the spouse has had to vacant the home and is now in need of assistance. The veteran is rated 100% for PTSD but is not getting any help for it or if he is it is not helping. He has made many threats on the spouses life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

As a PTSD vet's widow I know well how PTSD can affect a spouse.

If she has to leave the home permanently there might be some way the VA can possibly apportion her share of his comp check (I don't quite mean her share-I mean the additional spousal benefit as a dependent.)

There are shelters for battered women and other resources she needs to look into-many starting with her County offices-and also with the county veteran's Service agency if they have one.As far as the VA helping her financially-it wont happen unless they can apportion the dependents allowance that he will still get unless he tells the VA she has left him.

In any event that isnt much money and the VA might take years to handle a claim like that.And they could deny the claim.

"He has made many threats on the spouses life. "

She needs to get that into his med rec at the VA and she MUST make a complaint with the police.

She will probably need to get a restraining order.

She might have to get aggressive with the VA if they treat him for PTSD as obviosly they are treating him appropriately.

I had to call my Congressman years ago- as my husband's VA shrink and even the VAMC director refused to admit him to the PTSD ward. He was at the hospital waiting for the day treatment van to bring him home.

I had cause to take extraordinary steps that day-long story-

Congressman Houghton called the VA director right away and then they started paging Rod all over the VAMC complex- and the shrink and director ran all over until they remembered I said he was at the van bus stop at the main entrance.

They admitted him immediately to 6p PTSD ward.

She should make sure anyone handling his VA MH care is fully aware of his violence (and documents her contact with them in the record (as well as the local police department).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ad

As a PTSD vet's widow I know well how PTSD can affect a spouse.

If she has to leave the home permanently there might be some way the VA can possibly apportion her share of his comp check (I don't quite mean her share-I mean the additional spousal benefit as a dependent.)

There are shelters for battered women and other resources she needs to look into-many starting with her County offices-and also with the county veteran's Service agency if they have one.As far as the VA helping her financially-it wont happen unless they can apportion the dependents allowance that he will still get unless he tells the VA she has left him.

In any event that isnt much money and the VA might take years to handle a claim like that.And they could deny the claim.

"He has made many threats on the spouses life. "

Thank You Berta, I will pass this on to her.

DuRock

She needs to get that into his med rec at the VA and she MUST make a complaint with the police.

She will probably need to get a restraining order.

She might have to get aggressive with the VA if they treat him for PTSD as obviosly they are treating him appropriately.

I had to call my Congressman years ago- as my husband's VA shrink and even the VAMC director refused to admit him to the PTSD ward. He was at the hospital waiting for the day treatment van to bring him home.

I had cause to take extraordinary steps that day-long story-

Congressman Houghton called the VA director right away and then they started paging Rod all over the VAMC complex- and the shrink and director ran all over until they remembered I said he was at the van bus stop at the main entrance.

They admitted him immediately to 6p PTSD ward.

She should make sure anyone handling his VA MH care is fully aware of his violence (and documents her contact with them in the record (as well as the local police department).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

can the VA force him to support her today NO unfortunately if she wants anything she is going to have to file for a divorce if I was her I would not leave the house I would have the police remove him and have a Judge put a restraining order on him if he has physically threatened her she should be able to have him put into a lock down ward

the problem with restraining orders are they are seldom worth the paper they are written on if the vet is determined to get back into the house and harm her he is not going to worry about the restraining order he will harm her and then go to jail and who wins then? no one there are no good answers here she needs probably to go to a shelter for abused women and seek help from them on how to deal with her future but the VA is not going to cut the veterans compensation check in half

but after 17 years she should be entitled to something half the homes value any savings they might have etc is he drawing SSD also they also pay extra for a spouse she needs a good lawyer if she doesn't want to return and make the marriage work then again it might be too dangerous for her the abuse shelter may be the best place for her right now to give her time to think it out I wish I had better advice but she needs a lawyer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As you probably have found out the VA is pretty much worthless for families of Veterans. Also the Vets PTSD income is almost boiler plate protected. The poor woman is going to have to rely on the safety net such as food stamps, public assistance and local emergency funds. You might also have her check on Service Organizations as the DAV I went to would give up to 500 dollars for situations like these depending on who was in charge of the funds and if they had them available.

In Dallas there is emergeny sdhelter for women who are in this situation. I suggest you look into something like that as they also help the spouse quite a bit.

I am praying that she is safe and gets help.

My Dad had PTSD and I have an idea what she is going through.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Ads


  • Advertisemnt


  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • Survivors- a Must read
      If you are new to hadit and have DIC questions it would help us tremendously if you can answer the following questions right away in your first post.

      What was the Primary Cause of Death (# 1) as listed on your spouse’s death certificate?

      What,if anything, was listed as a contributing cause under # 2?

      Was an autopsy done and if so do you have a complete copy of it?

       It can be obtained through the Medical Examiner’s office in your locale.

      What was the deceased veteran service connected for in his/her lifetime?

      Did they have a claim pending at death and if so what for?

      If they died from anything on the Agent Orange Presumptive list ( available here under a search) when did they serve and where? If outside of Vietnam, what was their MOS and also if they served onboard a ship in the South Pacific what ship were they on and when? Also did they have any major  physical  contact with C 123s during the Vietnam War?

      And how soon after their death was the DIC form filed…if filed within one year of death, the date of death will be the EED for DIC and also satisfy the accrued regulation criteria.
        • Like
      • 20 replies
    • If you are a Veteran, represented by MOPH, you need to know that MOPH is closing down its offices.  This can have a drastic effect on your claim, and it wont be good for you.  You likely need to get a new representative.  

      This station confirms MOPH is closing its doors:

      http://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Waco--Purple-Heart-veterans-service-center-to-close-its-doors-480422933.html

       
      • 0 replies
    • Retroactive Back Pay.
      Retroactive Back Pay - #1Viewed Post Week of March 19. 2018

      My claim is scheduled to close tomorrow for my backpay.
      Does anyone know if it does close how long till the backpay hits the bank?
      Also does information only get updated on our claims whenever the site is down?
      • 44 replies
    • Examining your service medical records...
      * First thing I do after receiving a service medical record is number each page when I get to the end I go back and add 1 of 100 and so on.

      * Second I then make a copy of my service medical records on a different color paper, yellow or buff something easy to read, but it will distinguish it from the original.

      * I then put my original away and work off the copy.

      * Now if you know the specific date it's fairly easy to find. 

      * If on the other hand you don't know specifically or you had symptoms leading up to it. Well this may take some detective work and so Watson the game is afoot.

      * Let's say it's Irritable Syndrome 

      * I would start page by page from page 1, if the first thing I run across an entry that supports my claim for IBS, I number it #1, I Bracket it in Red, and then on a separate piece of paper I start to compile my medical evidence log. So I would write Page 10 #1 and a brief summary of the evidence, do this has you go through all the your medical records and when you are finished you will have an index and easy way to find your evidence. 

      Study your diagnosis symptoms look them up. Check common medications for your IBS and look for the symptoms noted in your evidence that seem to point to IBS, if your doctor prescribes meds for IBS, but doesn't call it that make those a reference also.
      • 9 replies
    • How to get your questions answered on the forum
      Do not post your question in someone else's thread. If you are reading a topic that sounds similar to your question, start a new topic and post your question. When you add your question to a topic someone else started both your questions get lost in the thread. So best to start your own thread so you can follow your question and the other member can follow theirs.

      All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

      Tips on posting on the forums.

      Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.


      Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.


      Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.



      Leading to:

      Post clear questions and then give background info on them.



      Examples:

      A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?



      I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?




      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?


      I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?





      This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.

      Note:

      Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.

      This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before they hit the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims and this helps us do that.
      • 2 replies
×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines