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  1. There's some good news and bad news. Initiate an "INTENT TO FILE". I don't mean to be a debbie downer, but just barely getting diagnosed with PTSD last week is only part of the criteria to service connect it. How long have you been treated for PTSD? A minimum of 6 months to 2 yrs is a good amount of treatment that will build a stronger claim. It's a process. #1. A Confirmed in-service stressor. (I strongly believe you when you say what you witnessed; occurred in-service. If you have a combat action ribbon/medal you'll have a slightly easier time proving the in-service stres
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  2. Condolences for the loss of your brother, and prayers going up for you and family and friends. May he Rest In Peace.
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  3. You'll need to obtain your service medical record to confirm that your complaint during your May 2008 physical exam was clearly and unmistakably documented. Here is one way to request a copy of your service medical record. You will be making a FOIA/PRIVACY ACT request for a copy of your service medical record only. Be advised it will take approximately 5-6 months, but in the meantime you can file an intent to file to start your effective date; and still be getting treatment to build more medical evidence. va3288.pdf2017-01-18+Claims+Intake+Fax+Coversheet-1.pdf So let me see if
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  4. I too have lost my brother, Berta, in January. He passed suddenly in VA Community Living Center Bill Hefner Salisbury, NC. He had resided there for 13 years and I was so blessed for his care. All who worked with him loved him so much. As his fiduciary there was a lot to be done and still not completed. I decided to allow attorney to handle his estate to lessen the burden on me. Sorry for your loss. Ann Bracey
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  5. This isn't a crucial point as I'm sure Dr. Valette is up to date on VBA regulations and policies. But just as an FYI for everyone, see this part of the M21-1: M21-1 Adjudicative Procedures Manual, III.iv.3.D.2.c. Telehealth and Telemental Health Examinations ... A mental health DBQ submitted by a private provider and based on a telephone interview with a Veteran is not acceptable or actionable for rating purposes under any circumstances. VHA has determined that, in order to assess a Veteran’s mental health via telemental protocol, examiners must be able to see clearly, and fully apprec
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  6. Excellent points broncovet & JKWilliamsSr. I've studied mental health C&P exam issues intensively for 8 years, and I continue to learn important details by reading this forum. Y'all are awesome.
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  7. So sorry to hear that. Hang in there and hope you feel better soon
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  8. I personally believe that a letter from your spouse or significant other is one of the most important pieces of evidence you can have inside your claim. I believe that many examiners and raters do not consider them important and tend to dismiss them and give them no credibility. However, on appeal it is something that seems to be a deciding factor in overturning a poor rating decisions by the BVA. There are two important pieces to this letter that I believe is critical. 1. Your spouse should only list symptoms they see. They should never state in the letter a diagnosis. If yo
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  9. It sounds like you need a forensic IMO. They would need to review your service records and VA records and state that they did than and then provide a nexus between your service and current chronic condition. This is a high hurdle to make but it sounds like your only option. I looked for local doctors that did IMO's and found a neurologist that performed two IMO's for me. It is expensive unless @Buck52 or @broncovet can offer something else it looks like that is your only route.
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