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Stressor Letter

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Is a stressor letter the same as a Statement In Support Of Claim Va form 21-4138 ?

Bill

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With my experience, a stressor letter is a seperate typed or hand written letter about your experiences in combat, that causes you extreme stress. It becomes part of you supporting information packet. I see no reason why you can write of type on a VA form 21-4138

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With my experience, a stressor letter is a seperate typed or hand written letter about your experiences in combat, that causes you extreme stress. It becomes part of you supporting information packet. I see no reason why you can write of type on a VA form 21-4138

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I never submitted a stressor letter or was asked for one at my C&P. The only reason I asked this question is because my psychologist asked to see my letter at our last Pow wow at the vet center.

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Is a stressor letter the same as a Statement In Support Of Claim Va form 21-4138 ?

Bill

No it isn't - BUT you can write and submit your stressor letter

information on a 21-4138/ Statement in Support, if you want.

Additionally - there are more specific forms one can use such as

a PTSD Questionnaire, and if I remember right there's another one

also.

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No it isn't - BUT you can write and submit your stressor letter

information on a 21-4138/ Statement in Support, if you want.

Additionally - there are more specific forms one can use such as

a PTSD Questionnaire, and if I remember right there's another one

also.

carlie

carlie,

I guess the stressor letter wasn't needed because the paperwork from the C&P has been completed and sent on to the raters according to my Psychologist who was surprised that the doctor said I have PTSD.

Bill

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Is a stressor letter the same as a Statement In Support Of Claim Va form 21-4138 ?

Bill

In my opinion a "Stressor letter" in a letter that lends support to an incident that you personally were there to experience/witnessed a certain situation you might have been expose to that is mainly to cause/trigger your health condition you may be experiencing..and to to be no longer than one page if you can help it. The longer it is the less chance they will read it...... Good luck Yog

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