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  1. soldierfromthe80s

    I filed for MST.

    It took me about eleven months to receive my disability rating from the time of application, so try not to get frustrated.
  2. soldierfromthe80s

    ITS OVER! 100% PERMANENT AND TOTAL

    Congrats to you, Floridanurse, I know that you are so relieved !
  3. soldierfromthe80s

    VSO visit

    Floridanurse, I too hope that you receive the best possible outcome. I am truly sorry to hear about another service member who had to go through what so many of us have had to endure, and also what I had to endure, MST. You are a survivor though and your strength will pull you through. Again, the best of luck to you !
  4. soldierfromthe80s

    PTSD due to MST C&P today

    The BEST of luck to you Andyman....God bless !
  5. soldierfromthe80s

    I filed for MST.

    Kent101, I wish you all of the success in the world in getting a high rating on your claim. I am also an MST survivor, and was awarded my disability about a year and a half ago. I had NO hope of getting anything at all, and if it wasn't for my husband's encouragement, I never would have filed. It took over thirty years for me to file when I did. You are not in this alone !! God bless you.
  6. Andyman73, just wishing you luck on your claim. Some of your life experiences sound like things I have endured as well. I finally got my disability for PTSD based on MST and MDD. I waited for over thirty years to even get up the nerve to apply for benefits, I was thinking that the VA would treat me like the Army did, "I didn't matter, so they didn't mind" (to quote you). Hope you are well.
  7. Hello All, I was in the Army back in the early 80's and I was the first female assigned to an all male basic training battalion at Fort Benning, Ga. All of this (filing for disability) is new to me so I need to educate myself on MST, because back in the 80's MST was not a term used in the service (as most of you probably know). I am so thankful for this site and thankful that the VA now recognizes MST as a real problem, and that they are addressing it. I had thought of applying for disability years ago, but I really didn't think that I would be taken seriously. Are there any specific groups for MST out there ? I won't get into specifics, but the issues I faced back then still affect me today and it's been thirty years. I have only been working on the disability packet for about a week now. Looking back and facing those memories is the hardest part of applying for me. I really didn't think it would be this difficult. Again, I am so grateful that this website exists and I look forward to learning more about this topic, and maybe communicating with others who have been down a similar path. Talking to others, I imagine, will be a gift for me and I am looking forward to hearing from those who have gone through similar experiences. Thank you and God Bless You All, Sharon
  8. soldierfromthe80s

    Applying For Disability Based On Mst/ptsd, Depression

    Just to recap, I was awarded 100 % disability about a year and a half ago. I would have posted this sooner, but I forgot my password to the site. It was a total surprise to me when I found out the results from the VA, actually, I think I'm still in shock. I sympathize with the many on this forum who are trying to get results from the VA and still suffering. I am praying for all of you, in that God blesses you for your trauma and struggles.
  9. Hedgey, thanks for your post ! It reminds me of myself before I got my disability. I just wanted someone to acknowledge what i had gone through, and yes an apology would have been the icing on the cake after the acknowledgement. Thanks again for your heart felt post !
  10. soldierfromthe80s

    MST Compensation Claim Question

    Congratulations, it is great to hear that all of the waiting and suffering were well worth it in the end ! Good luck to you !
  11. I wish I could give you some advice, but I am new to this board and am just getting started in filling out my disability paper work. I do want to say that I have experienced the same thing you have, only it happened about thirty years ago. I have no idea what to expect, I do wish that I had done this sooner though. When this happened to me MST wasn't recognized of course, I am so glad that it is now. Good luck on your claim, your recovery and God Bless !
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