Everything posted by RJALEXJR
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RJALEXJR replied to Sapper's question in Veterans Compensation & Pension ExamsHi All, I'm taking a variety of prescription medications for PTSD (for sleep, depression). My treatments are on a out-patient basis at a local VA Mental health facility for the last six months. At what point do I file a claim for PTSD? Thank You All for your Service, rjalexjr
:D I'm seeking guidance in pursuing a successful PTSD claim. My PTSD/Stressors history: 1.) 1985 Ft Bragg, NC while on active duty--Assaulted with a broom handle by a service member leaving me with minor Traumatic Brain Injury, limited Jaw motion (broken Jaw). Medical records available. 2.) 1990-1991 Desert Shield/Storm-Aviator, with combat & imminent danger flight time. DD214 indicating Desert Shield/Storm and military flight records identifies logged combat flight time. My first visit (03/09/2010) to VA MH Facility initial counselor results: Meds = sleep aid prescribed. 1. Axis I = Depression, NOS; r/o PTSD 2. Axis II = deferred 3. Axis III = denied 4. Axis IV = marital & work conflict 5. Axis V = 60 (GAF). My next appointment scheduled on 04/29/2010 with a different counselor.
RJALEXJR replied to gent68's topic in Success StoriesGreat!!! You deserve it.... RJALEXJR, CW2 retired
Hi All, I'll get right to the point. I currently have a 30% disability rating for TBI, Hearing and clicking in my left jaw. I am currently (just started) being seen by the VA mental health for PTSD. My first medically documented trauma was in 1985 where I was assaulted by another service member with a broom handle across my left face, back and left arm, resulting in a broken left lower jaw was and left with a through and through laceration and scar just below my lower left lip line. My second trauma was in 1990-1991 Desert Shield/Storm where I encountered direct and indirect fire on my first combat mission. I ended up with documented 65hrs of hostile fire and 22hrs documented combat flight time in theater I was prescribed sleeping pills by the VA because of lack of continous sleep (These pills make me groggy the day after). I do file my claims through AMVETS? I guess my question is...when should I file the PTSD claim with AMVETS. I'm hearing I should file after the PTSD diagnosis and/or some have said I should file now since having submitted my stressors to the VA mental health. Thanks in advance All.