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Va Moves To Simplify Ptsd Rules



this is huge! well, at least i think it is. if this goes thru, it would make a world of difference for the next generation of those applying for compensation. but, the devil's advocate part of me is saying it would also be easier for someone to work the system. over all, i think it is still good news!

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I think that they already did this but I think that it should be simply this. A current dx of PTSD a nexus and tied to service than it should be accepted.

The new deal is if you have a diagnosis while in Service which they really do not want to give than you can get it service connected.

Remember the head of department of VAMC who emailed the shrinks and told them not to give PTSD dx in Texas

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Comments close on Oct 23,2009.

Comments should indicate that they are submitted in response to

``RIN 2900-AN32--Stressor Determinations for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.



DATES: Comments must be received by VA on or before October 23, 2009.


Written comments may be submitted through


by mail or hand-delivery to

Director, Regulations Management (02REG),

Department of Veterans Affairs,

810 Vermont Ave., NW., Room 1068,

Washington, DC 20420;

or by fax to

(202) 273-9026.

(This is not a toll free number).

Comments should indicate that they are submitted in response to

``RIN 2900-AN32--Stressor Determinations for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.''

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Please call (202) 461-4902 for an appointment. (This is not a toll free number).

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Thomas J. Kniffen,

Chief, Regulations Staff (211D), Compensation and Pension Service,

Veterans Benefits Administration,

Department of Veterans Affairs,

810 Vermont Avenue,

NW., Washington, DC 20420,

(202) 461-9725. (This is not a toll-free number.)

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I commented on this as not we know that the military has other reasons for PTSD other than just "Combat with the Enemy." It's seems like everything else is down played. It just seems to me that folks that don't have personal knowledge of PTSD have 0% understanding. I would love to go off my meds and live with those folks for a week. After that, I am sure they will be true believers.

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My C&P examiner ask me how many times did I feel that situation causes Trauma.

I explain that is a tough question, some Vets felt that each day was trauma producing day

For me its was personal lost of a member of my unit. I remeber each of those as it was Today

MikeR, in Combat or Not a Veteran was a contributor to each day of any war. From this VET to you and other that was not in a traditional combat situation, Thank you,you should be recognized

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