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bassrunnin

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About bassrunnin

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    E-4 Petty Officer 3rd Class

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  • Service Connected Disability
    70%
  • Branch of Service
    Navy
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    Love to play bass!

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  1. bassrunnin

    Employment Form

    Thank you very much for the link. How do I know what the station address is? I live in TN if that matters
  2. bassrunnin

    Employment Form

    I know on here it has been said that you should turn in a form even if one has not been sent to you. I've filled out one but don't remember ever getting one again. Is the anniversary date the one when you originally filed or the date you got the award. For example I filed in Aug 2014 but was awarded in March 2015? And if I don't get the form what is it called and how do I get one to send in myself? Sorry I am talking about talking about the employment money earned form. Hopefully you know what I'm talking about.
  3. Please contact me! I have a similar story and just started this process :)

  4. bassrunnin

    PTSD TDUI now what?

    I am overwhelmed by all the responses I have gotten and I want to say thanks for ideas but more importantly sharing your stories. It is good to know your not alone. I think this MST section is a great place to share. I haven't found anywhere else to do that. I looked at vetwow.com and it seems no one is running that site anymore but it does have good info on claims. But back to my original issue. It it is hard enough to find yourself a disabled vet. But even worse is their are so many with PTSD that no one will ever understand. And so many more that don't know about rape in the military let alone knowing what MST stands for. So many people waiting for their compensation and so many who have gotten it but other than financial stability we have so much more that we still carry that no amount of money could pay for. And then there's the outside world waiting for the chance to question your disability. How do you explain to the outside world that you have PTSD without feeling judged. Bottom line is we shouldn't have to feel that way. Why do we have to feel so ashamed of having MST. It's like another assault on our character. But that is the world we live in and I don't see it changing anytime soon. So what shall I do? A little bit of everything that you have said. 1. Don't feel ashamed. I am a vet 2. Don't advertise. For the security of myself and sanity 3. To help others on this site who have been down this road as so many have done for me these last couple of days 4. To tell my daughters parents that I'm disabled but don't want to talk about or don't like to talk about it. which do you think is better? Don't want to talk about it? Or don't like to talk about it? thanks
  5. bassrunnin

    Employment Form

    You are awesome! Thank you!
  6. bassrunnin

    TDIU P&T and Dental Care

    How do I find out more about this? Do I contact my local VA medical facility?
  7. bassrunnin

    TDIU P&T and Dental Care

    What kind of dental do they cover? I have two missing front teeth
  8. bassrunnin

    Employment Form

    How do I get the address of the Designated Claims Intake Center?
  9. bassrunnin

    Employment Form

    I am currently TDUI and have not received a form to fill out. I guess it's the 21-4140 Employment Questionnaire. Is it necessary to fill out...this is my first year. Also where do I mail it to. If it helps I live in TN... Sorry computer was lagging and hit submit again so this is a duplicate. I am really really sorry
  10. bassrunnin

    Employment Form

    I am currently TDUI and have not received a form to fill out. I guess it's the 21-4140 Employment Questionnaire. Is it necessary to fill out...this is my first year. Also where do I mail it to. If it helps I live in TN... Sorry computer was lagging and hit submit again so this is a duplicate. I am really really sorry
  11. bassrunnin

    Employment Form

    I am currently TDUI and have not received a form to fill out. I guess it's the 21-4140 Employment Questionnaire. Is it necessary to fill out...this is my first year. Also where do I mail it to. If it helps I live in TN... Sorry computer was lagging and hit submit again so this is a duplicate. I am really really sorry
  12. bassrunnin

    PTSD TDUI now what?

    I wanted to say that you're advice has been really good and I appreciate everyone who responded. My biggest thing is all of you are USMC, Army...people can believe that something traumatic happened and leave it that. But how does a woman in the Navy on shore duty in Hawaii explain that I have had a traumatic experience? I guess that is my biggest fear...I don't want people to find me out. Or start assuming that "the only reason she could have ptsd is by being assaulted...does that make any sense to anyone? I guess it's like what DarkAngel said " I quickly learned that all I have to say, IF ANYTHING, is, "I am disabled because of something traumatic, and i don't like to talk about it". " I guess my real issue is my daughters best friend's parents were in the Navy...so they know what the Navy is like where I was at and to make matters worse I was a Yeoman (radar in mash). Should I tell them the truth and hope for the best?
  13. It's been awhile since I'be been on this site but I need some guidance and knew this was the place to get it. HADIT helped me so much with helping me to win my claim. I am 100% for MST and was also in the Navy and female. I received TDUI due to my symptoms and I don't know how to handle it. At first I was elated, now it's been awhile and I have guilt about getting 100% when so many people are fighting the system. I guess it's winner's guilt? But here's my real problem with all of this. Because I'm 100% I have Disabled Vet plates and I don't work. People ask what do I do and some closer friends know that I am on disability and some are ex military. I served in Hawaii and was in the Navy and was a female. How do you handle telling friends and relatives that your a disabled vet under my circumstances? They probably think I'm scamming the system because I don't have an answer for them. How can somebody who was on shore duty, a yeoman, in the Navy and a female possibly be 100% disabled. It would be so much easier if it was a back injury or something like that. I guess I'm ashamed of getting disability for PTSD and if I told them it was for PTSD there's no way that they would understand. And the ex military people would probably figure out it was MST and that is my worst fear. How can I tell people why I'm disabled? I feel like I should hide the fact that I'm disabled because I know they are thinking "how could I get TDUI". I'm just really at a lost about all of this and would like any advice you can give me. It's been bothering me for awhile and it's getting to the point where I have to tell my close friends and family something. I can't avoid it much longer. How have others handled telling people close you have PTSD? It's one thing if I would have served overseas then there wouldn't be an issue, people would be more likely to understand, or at least it would make sense to them. Anyhow I am starting to ramble...any advice would help...thanks.
  14. bassrunnin

    PTSD TDUI now what?

    It's been awhile since I'be been on this site but I need some guidance and knew this was the place to get it. HADIT helped me so much with helping me to win my claim. I am 100% for MST and was also in the Navy and female. I received TDUI due to my symptoms and I don't know how to handle it. At first I was elated, now it's been awhile and I have guilt about getting 100% when so many people are fighting the system. I guess it's winner's guilt? But here's my real problem with all of this. Because I'm 100% I have Disabled Vet plates and I don't work. People ask what do I do and some closer friends know that I am on disability and some are ex military. I served in Hawaii and was in the Navy and was a female. How do you handle telling friends and relatives that your a disabled vet under my circumstances? They probably think I'm scamming the system because I don't have an answer for them. How can somebody who was on shore duty, a yeoman, in the Navy and a female possibly be 100% disabled. It would be so much easier if it was a back injury or something like that. I guess I'm ashamed of getting disability for PTSD and if I told them it was for PTSD there's no way that they would understand. And the ex military people would probably figure out it was MST and that is my worst fear. How can I tell people why I'm disabled? I feel like I should hide the fact that I'm disabled because I know they are thinking "how could I get TDUI". I'm just really at a lost about all of this and would like any advice you can give me. It's been bothering me for awhile and it's getting to the point where I have to tell my close friends and family something. I can't avoid it much longer. How have others handled telling people close you have PTSD? It's one thing if I would have served overseas then there wouldn't be an issue, people would be more likely to understand, or at least it would make sense to them. Anyhow I am starting to ramble...any advice would help...thanks.
  15. I too have Bipolar and PTSD. They considered my Bipolar secondary to the PTSD. To answer your question they take both of them into account and how they affect your daily living. My initial rating was 70% PTSD. I applied for TDUI and I believe they took the fact that I am Bipolar 1 with rapid cycling into account along with the PTSD. It's hard enough to maintain a job with PTSD let alone cycling every 6-8 weeks :(
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