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I was denided ptsd in Jan. 2008. Then the va extracted GAD out of the denial for ptsd. I called the 800# and was told the appeal for gad was completed on May 1, 2008. I haven't got a decision yet. I hade 3 other appeals going on at the same time for over two years and all 3 were denide in June, 2008. I just sent in the form to have the 3 denials sent to the bva. My question is since I elected to have my other 3 denials sent to bva will the dro now rate or denie my appeal for GAD? It is very hard to get info from anyone even my DAV rep.

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Do you mean General Anxiety disorder by the GAD?

Maybe best to Iris them and see exactly what they have pending at the RO.

I am confused because PTSD itself is an anxiety disorder-

did they recharacterize the diagnosis and then deny it whether they called it PTSD or GAD?

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Hi Berta, My ptsd was denide becase they said I didn't quite qualify for it but said I do qualify for gad generalized anxiety disorder. Now this is a single appeal separate from my other appeals.

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GAD is just as compensable as PTSD. Did the VA say you did not have a verifiable stressor? This is usually what kills a PTSD claim.

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I was envoled at a airplane crash were 68 people died. The c&p Psychologist wrote there is evidence these symtoms are more likely related to his military service than to subsequent employment. He does not meet the criteria for ptst, but he qualifies for a major deppressive disorder. The Va. extracted Gad out of this ptsd denial.

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OK that makes sense to me- that you have a proven medical nexus that caused your GAD-

were you able to prove your involvement in the crash?

any rescue- recovery operations?

Did members from your unit die from this or get injured?

Did the VA ask you for more details and were you able to provide them as to this crash?

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I went to the crash site to assist but was not needed. I walked thru the crash site but did not help in the recovery efforts. This was a crash of a c-130. The Va never ask for more details of this crash. I took pictures of the crash site and the dead bodys and submitted them in my claim. Also had a buddy statement.

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