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  1. While I have more to fight back with, DRO hearing next month from other claim. The first I found I was rated last week was by bank deposit, with a check of e-benefits. PTSD was rated at 70%. Currently rated at 80%. I was denied all my secondary requests to PTSD, but will look into that. I would like to thank all of you, and information obtained from other sites to help me compile my PTSD claim.
  2. Thank you vetquest. I do have 70% symptoms, but he only marked a few. Not all that I informed him. They are listed in the medical records and lay statements. Hard to get them all listed when he was looking at the clock for the next exam.
  3. Doc25, I also got the medical opinion. DX was PTSD, stressor was Nexus, and "at as likely". 50 or more.
  4. Filed claim Jan 2019, Exam Feb 2019 with VES, got DBQ last week from RO. Thank you for all the help. DBQ redacted.pdf
  5. REDACTED DBQ. Thank again for the help. DBQ redacted.pdf
  6. Went to the Los Angeles RO and was able to get my medical opinion and DBQ. At least I don't have so much to worry about. I was DX with PTSD from 1 stressor. DR said other stressor did not meet Criteria A. Does it matter to be DX for PTSD under 1 stressor or multiple stressors? Criteria A: Box 1 Criteria B: Box 3 Criteria C; Box 1 Criteria D; Box 5-6 Criteria E: Box 3 and 6. I believe 1 an 2 should have been. In med notes. Criteria F, G, H: Box 1 Criteria I: Box 1 Symptoms: Box 1-3, 7-8, 18-20, 22 I believe missed #13. In Lay statements Other symptoms: Yes; 1. issues with authority 2. fear related to work 3. Wife added before Army was normal person (would hang out, had friends, after incident different) not a social person, dissociative for up to a few minutes ( I did not know this before), and that I am tangential (need to look up now) at times. Knowing I am officially DX is a big weight lifted. Thank you all for the help in locating records and other information. A huge help. Claims notice says rating estimate is March 12.
  7. Vetquest, Both the VA medical center and the Los Angeles RO are not too far. Is the standard VA request form good enough? How soon to try to get the information?
  8. Had the exam today, and lasted an hour. Was a PhD Doctor from Las Vegas. My wife was allowed in, and was able to contribute. My wife was able to add things from another point of view. My stressors were non-combat. My only concern was his question about why I thought one of my stressors was related to PTSD. That was the proposed Article 15, and spiced with chain of command destroying evidence and threating me. I did not like his tone when he commented about my requesting a court-martial. I told him that was because they had to prove their case and I was innocent. Chain of Command ultimately gave me a Letter of Caution, took my team away, and sent me to another company. Oh, and then was harassed, because I did not want any promotion, by every chain of command I had till I got out. I did ask, but said the VA was paying him. So I just have to wait for the rating for the diagnosis, and maybe a FOIA for the DBQ. Dr. recommended being checked for sleep apnea. Said that my eliminate my nightmares and ability to go back to sleep. I did cover most symptoms I have in my Vet Center records and statements. Sorry for rambling, still reeling from exam.
  9. Shrek, Have not been awarded. Just filed my claim Jan 10. This is my first C&P for that claim.
  10. Vetquest, Thank you for the help. I do plan to do as you have written. Stressing out now about the exam, what will I say and so on. I at least have that day and the next requested off in case I need it. Thank you again.
  11. I have my PTSD claim C&P scheduled for Thursday. The exam was set up by VES. The examiner is a PHd out of Las Vegas/Arizona/CA that does C&P exams. My question: Can my wife sit in the exam? She knew me before, during, and after the Army. We were married the last few years of service, and after my incidents.
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  13. Congratulations.
  14. Well I was incorrect. Had the notice when I got home. Exam is set for next week. VES did send the Doctors information, and he is qualified to diagnose. He does a lot of C&P exams.
  15. I would like to thank you all for the information that helped me gather my information in my other question. Took most of the year, but finally filed PTSD due to personal trauma, early Jan 2019. Intent to file was running out. I did file some secondary conditions as well. I have just been called by VES to have my C&P PTSD exam in March. A question and answer exam I was told, 30-45 min. Glad I have researched similar exams here. Berta, Andy, Buck, Geekysquid, Thanks for the help and guidance. Was able to a buddy statement, CID records, VET center records from before I was discharged and current, and other current discipline records from work. Good statements from my wife and I as well.
  16. Thank you both for the information. My question was the schedule does not really list PTSD symptoms. I can look up symptoms on many sites, yes. But have not found where they relate to the schedule. Some yes, most no. Just looking to see where my medical symptom notes fall under the schedule. 10-30-50-70. A Happy Thanksgiving, with a great Christmas and New Year to both of you and your families.
  17. Thank you Buck. I was wondering if there was a list of were the symptoms fall. I have seen some comments of 6 symptoms in 30%, 2 in 50%, and 1 in 70%.
  18. I am writing my claim for PTSD. How do PTSD symptoms equate to the rating formula for mental disorders? Trying to see where my symptoms are rated. Sorry if this has been answered. Did not find it in a search.
  19. Thank you for the help and guidance Andy. That was the important info I needed.
  20. Berta, Thank you for the help and guidance. For me, I am glad a Vet center is helping me. I do have a buddy statement. I will send for the CID and see if I can get more help there. Will see what the archives provide for records. Even if the VA does not think MST, can always be PTSD.
  21. Berta, Great info. Thank you. Does the vet center have someone there who can help you file a claim for PTSD? Don't know. A VSO is helping me. Just did not know to file as MST with PTSD or PTSD. "Both the female and male soldiers were reduced in rank and given other than honorable discharges a month or two after I was there." Will the documentation under FOIA you seek specifically identify you as a victim of this harassment? Unknown. It should show that she asked me to kill someone and I reported it to CID. I don't believe the harassment was ever recorded. I was just reassigned. " After the second time I went to CID and wore a wire twice. " I would assume the wire evidence was on tape for the CID, and if so this should definitely be specified under the FOIA for release. Thank you. "As I was getting out in 1999 I learned that she had asked other people in the unit to kill me. I was seen at a Vet center into 2000." Have you made any attempt to find any inservice buddys in your unit who could support that with a buddy statement? The guy who told had just PCS from the company her friends were in. He happened to be talking about the incident and did not realize who I was. The only buddy statement I have was from a buddy who in my unit on my return from Brigade HQ. He knew of the incident and witnessed the harassment from my chain of command. Have you googled the names of the two people who were giving an OTH? Not that we need the names here- but they might have a history of bad acts since they were booted out. No. I did check her when I got out to make sure she was not near me. Can I assume they were in the Army up to 1999-? No. They were discharged in 1996. Incident was 1995. Can you tell me what unit the female soldier was in? * A Co. 32nd Signal Battalion, 22 Sig Brigade. Kelly Barracks Darmdstadt GE. I was also in A co till they moved me to B Co. This was certainly a traumatic experience. Just the fact alone that she asked you to kill someone (was that on the wire and taped? ) and then asks others to kill you is horrific. Her asking me was. Do you rememeber any of the names of individuals that she asked that of? No. They were not in my circle of friends. If I had a unit photo of 95 or 96 maybe. * It is a long shot but maybe there is a BVA decision that would reflect a female OTH veteran ,in this same unit she was in, that might also reflect legal info that you could use in your claim, who was trying to get VA benefits. Could be. I am willing to search the BVA web site for anything after 1999 that might possible help. I would need the name of the Unit she was in and I assume she was discharged in 1999? Thank you. Unit is above. Discharged in 1996. But the best thing to do is to try to acquire the info you asked for under FOIA. I will. Is any of this recorded in your military personnel file , in a way that helps prove what happened? Still awaiting arrival. I have asked from archives. I had a horrible experience many years ago. Someone attacked me viciously on the internet. I found out who they were and where they lived and then,through my internet searches I found they were already involved in a court case unrelated to my problem with them. I was able to give testimony against them,to the court, by contacting the plaintiff's lawyer and I provided documentation of the things they said about me on line. I was able to follow the entire case on line, by paying for links to each hearing.I realized they had hurt many others as well and the outcome of that case was Wonderful.!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry to hear and glad for the outcome. So I know how it feels to be innocently targeted and victimized unfairly by someone and these people can be very dangerous. But I also know that research can reveal often a series of prior bad acts, that can prove ,innocent targeted people are not simply telling a personal story,...... they are telling the truth. ( such as the Me Too movement). I hope you find the evidence you need, and it might take some time, but if you file a claim for PTSD due to military trauma, you will need to prove what happened because the VA's Duty to Assist is very limited and we claimants have to do most of the leg work ourselves, when it comes to evidence. So, file as military trauma with PTSD as secondary?
  22. Berta, Thank you for the information. I have already requested my military and medical records. Exiled means that I was in charge of my own team and looking at promotion, then they brought the female soldier back to the unit. My company commander transferred me to another company (with a letter of caution). My platoon Lt. did not even know, the prosecuting attorney told me. In that company she proceeded to harass me. Enough that when my new Company Commander (a good one) had to send someone to Brigade HQ I was sent. I was assigned to Brigade HQ as a driver for a year. Both the female and male soldiers were reduced in rank and given other than honorable discharges a month or two after I was there. I consider that time as being exiled.
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