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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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I haven't seen very many posts from combat soldiers. I submitted the VA PTSD form with two stressors; incident reports depicting the firefights, Bronze Star Valor with narrative description of actions on the objective and the Purple Heart. I have a CIB from previous action. Is this what the VA needs to validate a claim? Any idea of what I should expect from here going forward?

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It sounds like your stressor requirement has been met, so now it's just how much your PTSD creates problems in your daily life. Some folks think the more severe the stressor (ie; combat) the higher the rating but that really has nothing to do w/it.

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I haven't seen very many posts from combat soldiers. I submitted the VA PTSD form with two stressors; incident reports depicting the firefights, Bronze Star Valor with narrative description of actions on the objective and the Purple Heart. I have a CIB from previous action. Is this what the VA needs to validate a claim? Any idea of what I should expect from here going forward?

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11b here and waiting for my cnp to go through to. but with out your ribbions....u should get something. ive noticed a lot of pogs on here to. i was in iraq 04-05 oif II. i have a cnp exam the 4th, i dont think its gonna go well bcuz i dont have a ptsd dx. every dr i talked to said i have symptoms of ptsd even though now i have chronic insomnia now after iraq.. but the the one that really counted said there was no evidince of ptsd even though i was "suffering" she said. but u shoiuld be good mate...

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If you have to go to a civilian doctor to get the PTSD DX then do it. Tell the doctor what you are trying to accomplish. I have done this often in the past where the VA refused to make credible ratings. A combat vet who has insomnia sounds like someone who is suffering stress and anxiety. This is a no brainer. Insomnia and hypervigilence go together and that is PTSD along with flashbacks. The VA may be trying to avoid the DX because they know it will cost them.

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Although funded by the VA I suggest you go to a VET Center, for an honest diagnosis. For the most part they are honest and favor the vet. jmo

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I haven't seen very many posts from combat soldiers. I submitted the VA PTSD form with two stressors; incident reports depicting the firefights, Bronze Star Valor with narrative description of actions on the objective and the Purple Heart. I have a CIB from previous action. Is this what the VA needs to validate a claim? Any idea of what I should expect from here going forward?

Greetings 'HumbleC'....Did you submit a VA Form 21-4138? You should expect a C&P exam for PTSD and TBI. Then you should expect at least a 90 day wait, if your lucky.

Did you receive a medical disability rating from the military before you got out?

Are you receiving help now?

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