Jump to content


  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    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 ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    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

  • 0

Combat Certificate


Question

Welcome home to all the brotherhood. Question? I received a 1st Airmobile Combat Certicficate from the 1st Air Cavalry when I left Vietnam in 1971. Would that be qualified as a CIB for compensation purposes for PTSD. I have been denied because of lack of documentation and proof of stressor. I have been searching for something on this had have come up empty handed.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Answers 7
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Recommended Posts

  • HadIt.com Elder

I don't believe the VA would consider that in the same light as CAR,CIB, or PH.

"I have been denied because of lack of documentation and proof of stressor"

This is the key issue-

There are some web sites for your unit and other links that might help you-

If you tell me if this Certficate involved a specific operation with date maybe I can find more on the event that caused the PTSD.

Meantime I suggest you do all you can to contact a buddy who can verify that you experienced a PTSD stressor.

Did the VA run your stressor through Joint Service Records Research Center yet ?

I have posted their phone number and address here and maybe you shopuld contact them yourself.

PTSD stressor need details as to time and place and corroborating testimony (buddy statements) in many cases or other documentations proving the stressor occured.

The VA certainly saw the Combat Certificate on your DD 214 but ,in my opinion, this is not same as CIB.If it was the VA would have conceded stressor.

I have topic here defining what a PTSD stressor is-maybe it wll help you.

Did the VA formally diagnose you with PTSD?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is what I don't understand. I was in the USMC in Vietnam in 1965/1966, my MOS's were combat MOS's of 0311 (Infantry) and 0353 "Ontos" crewman. My service records indicate I participated in four different assualt operations; I was lucky in the respect I never received a serious wound so no purple heart, the Corps didn't issue CAR's until late 1969, I honorably discharged in August 1967, everyone in my Company is dead with the exception of one person whom I can not locate. I have a number of stressors, the VA is only looking at the ones where there were KIA involved. How can anyone in their right mind question whether or not I was engaged in mortal combat, oh yea, my unit received the Navy Presidential Unit Citation and a Meritorious Unit Citation, but yet I could still be denied for SC on PTSD. What is wrong with this picture???

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • HadIt.com Elder

Contact the USMC and request a CAR be issued, to you. They will search your records and if you meet the criteria, issue you a CAR.

pr

Here is what I don't understand. I was in the USMC in Vietnam in 1965/1966, my MOS's were combat MOS's of 0311 (Infantry) and 0353 "Ontos" crewman. My service records indicate I participated in four different assualt operations; I was lucky in the respect I never received a serious wound so no purple heart, the Corps didn't issue CAR's until late 1969, I honorably discharged in August 1967, everyone in my Company is dead with the exception of one person whom I can not locate. I have a number of stressors, the VA is only looking at the ones where there were KIA involved. How can anyone in their right mind question whether or not I was engaged in mortal combat, oh yea, my unit received the Navy Presidential Unit Citation and a Meritorious Unit Citation, but yet I could still be denied for SC on PTSD. What is wrong with this picture???
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • HadIt.com Elder

No, it would not. The 1st Cav awarded a lot of types of "feel good" certificates. We made a jump for pay in late '65, with an ARVN jumpmaster, and were awarded Vietnamese Basic Jump Wings. Unfortunately, no orders were ever added to our 201 files, so in essence we never received an actual award, at least from the Army, however non-USA awards don't generally show up in Army records. Sorry!

pr

Welcome home to all the brotherhood. Question? I received a 1st Airmobile Combat Certicficate from the 1st Air Cavalry when I left Vietnam in 1971. Would that be qualified as a CIB for compensation purposes for PTSD. I have been denied because of lack of documentation and proof of stressor. I have been searching for something on this had have come up empty handed.
Edited by Philip Rogers
Link to post
Share on other sites
Here is what I don't understand. I was in the USMC in Vietnam in 1965/1966, my MOS's were combat MOS's of 0311 (Infantry) and 0353 "Ontos" crewman. My service records indicate I participated in four different assualt operations; I was lucky in the respect I never received a serious wound so no purple heart, the Corps didn't issue CAR's until late 1969, I honorably discharged in August 1967, everyone in my Company is dead with the exception of one person whom I can not locate. I have a number of stressors, the VA is only looking at the ones where there were KIA involved. How can anyone in their right mind question whether or not I was engaged in mortal combat, oh yea, my unit received the Navy Presidential Unit Citation and a Meritorious Unit Citation, but yet I could still be denied for SC on PTSD. What is wrong with this picture???

When a veteran has received any of the combat decorations listed below, VA will presume that the veteran engaged in combat with the enemy, unless there is clear and convincing evidence to the contrary:

· Air Force Achievement Medal with "V" Device

· Air Force Combat Action Medal

· Air Force Commendation Medal with "V" Device

· Air Force Cross

· Air Medal with "V" Device

· Army Commendation Medal with "V" Device

· Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device

· Combat Action Badge

· Combat Action Ribbon (Note: Prior to February 1969, the Navy Achievement Medal with "V" Device was awarded.)

· Combat Aircrew Insignia

· Combat Infantry/Infantryman Badge

· Combat Medical Badge

· Distinguished Flying Cross

· Distinguished Service Cross

· Joint Service Commendation Medal with "V" Device

· Medal of Honor

· Navy Commendation Medal with "V" Device

· Navy Cross

· Purple Heart, and/or

· Silver Star.

Important:

· Receipt of one of the decorations cited above is not the only acceptable evidence of engagement in combat.

· If a veteran received a Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, or Iraq Campaign Medal, but not one of the combat decorations cited above, develop for the claimed stressor as shown in M21-1MR, Part IV, Subpart ii, 1.D.14. Receipt of these campaign medals alone does not generally indicate engagement in combat.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Ads

  • Ads

  • Similar Content

    • By GBArmy
      Good advise from Pacmanx1 and Buck52, as usual. Your profile says you are 100%. Is it P&T? If it isn't an other MH condition(s), Buck has an excellent point. If you are unlucky enough to have, or get later, additional disabilities that could be secondary to the new condition of PTSD, it may be beneficial for you. For example, if meds for PTSD cause you migraines that could be rated as 50%, you may qualify for additional SMC's. Meds cause IBS or stomach?GERD problems. IMHO, if you are 100% P&T, I would strongly consider it.
    • By XIbodybag
      Filed a supplemental claim 12 days ago.  Sent a current diagnosis from VHA of combat related PTSD (they diagnosed me with other stressor related disorder at 30%) and evidence of symptoms and interactions with police that should put me at 50 or 70% in like 50 pages of evidence via .  Called 1800 number today to check on status and they said that it had already been decided for 10/20/2020 (tomorrow???) and no new C&P was given.  Does this seem a bit fast to you?  Does that mean its unfavorable or have you seen favorable decisions made that quickly?  
    • By Hucast21
      Hello,
      I was denied for PTSD and migraines two years ago. I’ve been having sessions with a VA psychiatrist till now and found something interesting in my progress notes the other day.
      The VA psychiatrist wrote this: Veteran is a 40 yo male with bipolar disorder, unspecified anxiety, and PTSD from military experiences and MST.
      Does the statement above satisfy the Caluza elements?
      Thank you
       
    • By JonathanAD
      I filed a claim for Sleep Apnea secondary to my PTSD, which is service connected.  I have been diagnosed from the VA as having sleep apnea, and given a CPAP to wear at night.  I used Carpenter Chartered Law Firm to do the claim, but got this denial letter (attached is an excerpt).  In it, it says "In the absence of other major risk factors such as obesity it would be reasonable to attribute OSA to PTSD as this is considered a risk factor for OSA from uptodate.com".
      My thought is that if both obesity and PTSD are considered risk factors, shouldn't it be a 50% chance that it could be either obesity or PTSD, and go to the veteran's favor?  And doesn't that mean that attributing OSA to obesity is just as speculative as attributing it to my PTSD?
      I had Carpenter Chartered start an appeal, so I am hopeful to get it approved.  

    • By Phil73
      I'm hoping someone could help me with this question. I have two different PTSD events that occurred during my service. One was combat related and the other was non-combat. Do I need to file two different claims or should I just file one and submit my evidence with nexus?
      Thanks
  • Ads

  • Our picks

    • Post in New BVA Grants
      While the BVA has some discretion here, often they "chop up claims".  For example, BVA will order SERVICE CONNECTION, and leave it up to the VARO the disability percent and effective date.  

      I hate that its that way.  The board should "render a decision", to include service connection, disability percentage AND effective date, so we dont have to appeal "each" of those issues over then next 15 years on a hamster wheel.  
    • Finally heard back that I received my 100% Overall rating and a 100% PTSD rating Following my long appeal process!

      My question is this, given the fact that my appeal was on the advanced docket and is an “Expedited” appeal, what happens now and how long(ish) is the process from here on out with retro and so forth? I’ve read a million things but nothing with an expedited appeal status.

      Anyone deal with this situation before? My jump is from 50 to 100 over the course of 2 years if that helps some. I only am asking because as happy as I am, I would be much happier to pay some of these bills off!
        • Like
      • 13 replies
    • I told reviewer that I had a bad C&P, and that all I wanted was a fair shake, and she even said, that was what she was all ready viewed for herself. The first C&P don't even  reflect my Treatment in the VA PTSD clinic. In my new C&P I was only asked about symptoms, seeing shit, rituals, nightmares, paying bills and about childhood, but didn't ask about details of it. Just about twenty question, and  nothing about stressor,
    • This is the latest Compensation & Pension (C&P) Clinicians Guide dated 20180719. The only other one I've seen is dated 2002, including the one on this website and the VA website. I got this from my claims agent, who got it from the VA.

      VA Compensation & Pension (C&P) Clinicians Guide 2 Final Corrected 20180719.pdf
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 12 replies
    • I don’t say thank you enough to all of you...
      You, yes you, are the reason HadIt.com has remained a resource-rich resource. Thousands come each month to read, ask questions, or to feel a sense of community.

      Last month June 2020, we over 50k visitors they viewed over 160k pages. Veterans and their advocates, spouses, children, and friends of veterans come looking for answers. Because we have posts dating back 15 years and articles on the home page, they usually can find an answer or at least get pointed in the right direction.

      You all made that possible. Thank you.
        • Like
      • 8 replies
  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines