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In jun 2006 i was sexually assaulted, by nov 2006 I was medically discharged from the Air Force for major depression among other things. In 2007 I filed my disability claim. I received 20% for chronic back pain and ankle problems. My claim for PTSD was denied because I didn't submit any evidence(too traumatic). Needless to say it has really physically taking a toll on me so I'm going to reopen my claim. If I submit the following evidence do you think my stressor letter has so be so in depth? I really really don't want to write it at all.

Evidence= Rape treatment center notes, OSI (air force investigator) notes, and current PTSD diagnosis.

While on active duty I was treated for major depression because of the assault I guess it hadn't progressed to PTSD until a little later or I did an okay job of hiding it.

Also, I have been going to school since Nov 08. I informed the school of this medical condition with supporting documentation and they have been working with me. But a few weeks ago I received a letter from my school stating they are aware of my medical condition but I am missing too much school and not progressing. They told me I had to take a leave of absence or they would kick me out. Is this something I should also submit with my claim?

I also had another incident in jan-feb 05. A guy was stalking me and threating mine/and my daughters' lives. I had my reporting date to my new assignment moved from jun to Mar and my daughter stayed with her dad for a mo until until we left. The local PD did nothing but the base Judge Advocate banned him from the base for 5yrs. Is this something I could include in my claim?

Evidence= Base Judge Advocate letter.

I know I have a few questions and I've spoken with the DAV and have done my own research. I just want to be well informed this time around. I've been trying to walk around like everything is okay and I just can't do it anymore. I'm tired, my body is tired. I need help. Any information provided is greatly apreciated. Thanx

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