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after serving a year in Vietnam i was assigned stateside, i was a mess.

i was late reporting for duty and got article 15 right off the bat, all my

time before that ,until i was hospitalized in Vietnam i had an outstanding

rating. no problems, then my bi-polar mental illness kicked in. haven't been

the same since. i felt like i was being picked on, giving kp all the time and

guard duties all the time. so when they assigned me for kp i would just

pack up and go home for a few days,and come back.i was very paranoid

and having panic attacks all the time, got to where i could not make my

jumps for jump pay.i eventually was discharged under honorable conditions.

seems to me i could file a claim for chronic adjustment disorder as i have had

the same problems in civilian life . not holding jobs ,leaving jobs,want to stay

home all the time to avoid the public etc.

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You served a tour in RVN, and it was obviously a combat tour as you were a paratrooper. You also were on jump status, which is hazardous duty. It sounds to me like you need to start searching for your specific stressor and get up with the MH clinic to get a valid diagnosis of PTSD. After you get all of that, then file a claim for it.

Or, depending on the specific diagnosis you received in the military, and the one that you have now, you could go ahead and gather your records and submit a claim now. That would honestly be much easier to get rated on, and the rating criteria is exactly the same. Just be sure that you have all of your records together up front, along with a nexus letter from a psychiatrist or a psychologist.

You can find some pretty good information on MH claims by clicking the mental health claim repository link in my signature line.

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Skunk:

You are a classic and should have no problems winning your claim. Of I were you I would print a copy of this post and attach it to your claim.

Good Luck

Pete

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skunk,

What disability conditions is your current 30 % service connection for ?

carlie

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Skunk

What happened to you was so common it is pitiful. Soldiers who had problems after or during a RVN tour then come back stateside and get kicked out as being unable to adopt to a military environment. I was hospitalized twice after Nam and got kicked out with just 8 months left before regular discharge. I was seeing a Army shrink when they kicked me out. I did get 10% rating back in 1973. I couldn't work or do anything.

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skunk,

What disability conditions is your current 30 % service connection for ?

carlie

bi-polar panic attacks and ptsd

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i eventually was discharged under honorable conditions.

seems to me i could file a claim for chronic adjustment disorder as i have had

the same problems in civilian life . not holding jobs ,leaving jobs,want to stay

home all the time to avoid the public etc.

skunk,

I think if you are receiving compensation for bi-polar panic attacks and ptsd

then you wouldn't be able to also get a rating for chronic adjustment disorder.

I feel they all fall into the Mental Health Category and you can only receive one

disability rating for Mental Health or it would be pyramiding.

Perhaps an increase would be in order.

jmho,

carlie

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