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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Can Va Outsource Ptsd Counseling For Mst

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Is it worth asking the VA to pay for counseling outside the VA. I have tried for about 8 years attend counseling at the VA. Unfortunately I have panic/anxiety attacks every time I enter the VA. I can't handle entering the VA and the threat of seeing any veteran from my past that I feel I could not handle. My PTSD has caused the failure of my marriage and the loss of my job, house and any normal life. I have made many attempts and only made 4 appointments over the past 8 years. When I did make it, I was met outside and walked inside. This was still unbearable. My only partial relief is a large daily dose of zoloft! I would love to get help and possibly even submit a claim. I truly believe getting counseling away from the VA is my only chance. That will still be a challenge as being around males or any crowds is difficult. I just don't know if anyone knows if the VA has ever paid for this (I currently am unemployed) and how one goes about requesting it. Thank You for your time in reading this and any information, suggestions or guidance is greatly appreciated.

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Hialeah:

http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/ncdocs/fac...p_for_vets.html

Try these guys it is completely outside the VA usually located a pretty good way from the VAMC .

It usually starts out one on one and will include group therapy later if you agree. They can help.

Hope that things get better for you.

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