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SANDMAN

Ptsd Claim Advice !

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New to the board, did a short intro on introductions forum.

Just received a copy of my c&p Thursday. My questions are ,how strong is my case and is there anything else i should do or be on the lookout for.Do they rate based on this c&p for just PTSD

or do they rate for PTSD and the other listed disorders. What could somebody possibly expect

as a rating for this.

AXIS 1 PTSD , CHRONIC , SEVERE . MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER,RECURRENT,SEVERE WITHOUT PSYCHOTIC FEATURES, PANIC DISORDER WITH AGORAPHOBIA , ALCOHOL ABUSE DISORDER

It is clear that alcohol abuse and depression are secondary to PTSD and evidence of poor coping

style.

AXIS II NO DIAGNOSIS

AXIS III AS ABOVE

AXIS IV EXPOSURE TO COMBAT, INADEQUATE SOCIAL SUPPORT,CHRONIC PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS , MARITAL STRAIN , CHRONIC SUICIDAL IDEATION, POOR IMPULSE CONTROL,

DIFFICULTY IN ESTABLISHNG AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE WORK AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS.

AXIS V GAF SCORE 45 TIME FRAME : CURRENT FUNCTIONING

Just started this battle in July, so i know i'm in for a long hump.So i'm just getting all my ducks in a row. Any advice or comments greatly appreciated. One day i can hopefully pass on some good skinny to a newbee.

Thanks SGT

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Stsandman,

Welcome to Hadit.

When were you discharged ?

carlie

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Carlie,

I was discharged in 1996. Had tried to get into the VA SYSTEM yrs ago. All of my smtr's and srb have been lost, by the military. It was a big hassle trying to get in , approx 2000. Had a bad episode this July , that prompted a hospital stay of

four days. My congresswoman got involved and i am now in the VA system (as of Juy 2009 ), starting claims for compensation.

Thank you for your time and future advice.

Sgt

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stsandman, I think you have ventured into the area where you will receive suggestions/assistance/support/a shoulder to cry on when needed.

So you say your congress representative is assisting in your endeavor. Lets hope they will find your records. Do you have any buddies you kept in contact with? Others who could possibly vouch for you, and your direct service duties/stations?

You are in for a battle of your life, but with sticking with it you can win.

Welcome and hang in there no matter how difficult days may be. :rolleyes:

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With those axis and a GAF of 45, I would guess, you should be rated 100% but knowing the VA, you'll probably get 50%, maybe 70%. If you're working, probably no 70% or 100%. jmo

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With a history of unemployment and hospitalizations due to PTSD: 100% schedular

If recently unemployed due to PTSD: 70% with 100% TDIU

If employed: 50%

My guess. ~Wings

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