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Ptsd Related To Childhood And Mst

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I have been a member of hadit.com for awhile but have never posted until now...

I am currently rated 30% SC for asthma, major depression, and for my foot.

I have had issues at work (federal service) which have caused me extreme stress and I became suicidal, even calling the hotline from work!

I was recently hospitalized in April for four days for depression and SI. Most recently I was admitted again for depression and SI for 14 days.

Here is where my confusion begins...

I have been advanced leave from my job up throughout May. I was accepted into a MST program in Houston,TX and I'm expected to report there the 2nd week of June.

The discharge paperwork I was given states the following:

AXIS I: PTSD, related to childhood and MST

Depression NOS

Marijuana use

Tobacco use disorder

AXIS II: Personality disorder

AXIS III: Migranes, bronchial asthma

AXIS IV: sexual, physical, emotional abuse, chronic

AXIS V: Global Assessment of functioning: year 51, admit 35, 41.

it then goes on listing my discharge meds, dietary and physical limitations (regular-no alcohol and as tolerated) and then under #6, there is OTHER.

Under this, it states: "Not capable of employment. Able to manage funds."

What exactly does that mean??? Am I not to return to work and if not, do I need to apply for some type of benefit? My employer will not let me return to work without documentation and all that I have (discharge paperwork) says that I'm not capable of employment!

Please any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I don't know what I should do!

Thanks in advance fellow vets!

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Not capable of employment means you can't work but on the good side they will let you handle your own money. If you have Federal Disability you should apply for it and ask VA to upgrade your current disability. You may have some problems with PTSD if it is not service connected.

You should also ask for Social Security Disability

Good Luck

These are my opinions but there are other members who understand the Feds much better than I

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How did the VA determine your MST was related to childhood abuse? This is a big NO,NO discussing childhood events with the VA. You have two problems I see. You are pegged as a personality disorder, and having the VA rooting around in your childhood. Do you have verifiable evidence that you were assulted in the military?

I advise you to keep your federal work issues separate from VA claims. The VA is going to say your current problems are due to stress from work. You can easily get federal retirement, but it pays very little. I have been down that road. If your job is the reason you are breaking down then you can file for workers compensation. However, you want to keep all these issues separate from your VA claim. When you apply for federal retirement you probably will have to apply for SSDI. When you apply for TDIU from VA it must be for solely SC conditions.

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