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

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    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

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Hello All, I received a Combat Certificate from the 1st Air Cavalry when I was discharged from Nam in 1971. Does that certificate qualify as a CIB for compensation purposes for PTSD.

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Hello All, I received a Combat Certificate from the 1st Air Cavalry when I was discharged from Nam in 1971. Does that certificate qualify as a CIB for compensation purposes for PTSD.

I have no idea what a "combat certificate" is. Combat is established by receipt of the "combat action ribbon" (CAR) or CIB, which is listed on my DD214. You don't have to have combat exposure to have PTSD. Many have it due to service connected experiences. I recommend you see a psychiatrist or psychologist and work through them to develope service connection.

Good luck,

Bergie

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Hello All, I received a Combat Certificate from the 1st Air Cavalry when I was discharged from Nam in 1971. Does that certificate qualify as a CIB for compensation purposes for PTSD.

Brother Gate,

No it does not relax stressor criteria as would a CIB.

jmho,

carlie

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It is not on the list of automatic stressors, however, it would serve as prove of your stressor should it be combat related.

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The answer is still no. You posted this question on 12/8/09: http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=33116

Your best way to secure proof is to request after action reports and daily journals, for your unit, for your period of service, in VN. They are located at the National Archives in College Park, MD. It'll cost a little but the reward will be well worth it.

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Hello All, I received a Combat Certificate from the 1st Air Cavalry when I was discharged from Nam in 1971. Does that certificate qualify as a CIB for compensation purposes for PTSD.
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http://www4.va.gov/vetapp09/files3/0923793.txt

As an initial matter, the Board notes that the Veteran's

service personnel records reflect that he served as a light

weapons infantryman in the United States Army in Vietnam

between December 1967 and December 1968, and that he was

awarded, among other decorations, the Combat Infantryman

Badge (C.I.B.). The C.I.B. is indicative of combat service,

and, therefore, the Veteran's claimed stressors need not be

verified. See 38 C.F.R. § 3.304(f) (2008).

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