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Ptsd And Stressors



I have recentley found out that I am suffering from ptsd without knowing it. I took the ptsd intake test and the correlation turned out that I had stressors from that test. I recalled a motorcycle accident that had happened where I held my friend who died,who was in service with myself on the day before he was due to get out on a hardship to aid his mother who was dying from cancer. I also had my ex fiance committ suicide last year (over me) which has been the most tramatic, as well as my fathers death in the last 10 years. An assault by a civilian while on duty in which the man broke my nose (deviated septum) with brass knuckle who was high on cocaine after his arrest. Now my son has purchased a motorcycle and it is making my nerves stand on end. I also took the pain clinic test (650 questions)and the psyc doctor told me my ptsd and paranoya are off the charts. Anyhow.... I have had my son write a letter and my new fiance write a letter as to my carecter and my medical problems which include vascular cluster migraines, dysthemia, paranoya, degenerative disk disease, coronary heart disese and the new ptsd. My question is that I had recentley received an increase to 50% but, the depression was turned down, do I ask for a CUE and give them the new information or claim ptsd with all of my letter I have as well as the ddform 1300 on my friend who died in the motorcycle accident and is that enough? I also don't pretend that I can not bare the fact that my ptsd is is anywhere near that of a combat soldiers so should I even put in for an increase or is it blasfamous to disrespect those who have served in combat? They will always have my respect !

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"I recalled a motorcycle accident that had happened where I held my friend who died,who was in service with myself on the day before he was due to get out on a hardship to aid his mother who was dying from cancer."

If your MOS and Unit etc time and place etc support the info on the DD 1300 this would be a potential inservice stressor.

I assume you can prove this happened inservice and that you were present when he died and that you knew him.

What do you get the 50% for?

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forgot to ask-

What verification do you have as to the DD 1300? or do you intend to use this so that the VA can verify the death of this serviceman?

Were you so close to his family that this is how you obtained the DD 1300?

It is unusual for someone to have this type of form unless they are next of kin.

Still this is proof of the veteran's death and you have to prove you knew this veteran and that you were there at the scene of this accident in service.

Reason I ask is:

"The military cannot recommend or engage the services of a private attorney to help you establish legal guardianship for a minor's estate. Your CACO will help you contact the nearest military legal service office for information and referral. Report of Casualty (DD Form 1300) One of the most important forms you will receive from the CACO will be the Report of Casualty (DD Form 1300). As the next of kin or beneficiary, you may use the DD Form 1300 to show proof of death to government and commercial agencies that pay benefits to survivors of eligible service members. The DD Form 1300 contains information on the service member's identification, background, active service, pay, interested persons, and casualty information"


The VA should know if you had a relationship with the deceased veteran's family as that could support your stressor.

You dont have a CUE claim, you can appeal the depression denial- but it seems that you have a claim for PTSD instead.

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Welcome to Hadit. Do you remember when you started showing symptoms of PTSD? The suicide of your finance or the death of your friend on the motorcycle in your arms would both be probable stressors. The VA will make it very hard to get PTSD rating since your stressors did not involve combat. However, if you were in combat and these conditions were aggravated it will help.

You need a current diagnosis of PTSD and although you have symptoms you still need a diagnosis the actual stressor and the nexus. Since you are not working has any Doc explained why you can't work?

On the initial reading you look like someone who should be rated 100%. Do you get Social Security disability?

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I checked the BVA web site and found that the VA itself often uses this form-

It does confirm the death of your friend and the circumstances.

All you have to prove is that you were present during this stressor-

that might take a buddy statement- I dont know-

were you a first responder or Corpman?

You need to place yourself somehow at the scene-or at least establish to VA that this was a close friend.

I dont doubt what you told us here at all.

I just wonder what proof the VA will ask you for.

I would think it would be enough if you have same Unit designation and even same MOS as this serviceman-or that you might have been riding with him?

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It happened on a public street and the police showed up after the abulance left which took 20 minutes to respond .... non the less the only witness was my ex-wife, maybe she can write the letter?

forgive my spelling....

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