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Chu Lai69

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What does VA conceded non combat stressor mean? Can someone give me an example of one??

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What does VA conceded non combat stressor mean? Can someone give me an example of one??

Chu,

It's a good thing for you if you have a claim for a mental health disability.

It means that VA has verified and admits that you had something happen on

active duty that could result in this disability.

Now what they need to do is get a nexus of a current disability- assign a percentage and effective date.

Non-combat related means just that, your stressor is not the result of combat action.

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Chu,

It's a good thing for you if you have a claim for a mental health disability.

It means that VA has verified and admits that you had something happen on

active duty that could result in this disability.

Now what they need to do is get a nexus of a current disability- assign a percentage and effective date.

Non-combat related means just that, your stressor is not the result of combat action.

jmho

Thank you Carlie. I thought that but did not know for sure. Thanks again for your response.

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Thank you Carlie. I thought that but did not know for sure. Thanks again for your response.

Chu, I have a question on PTSD. I was in vietnam from 1969-70. I have noticed a difference in me after my return. Up to this day I go off on people, then regret it later. When I was in vietnam I drank alcohol heavy when I could. I finally kick the habit in 1982. I was entered into the alcohol rehab program at a military installation and that is in my records. Could this be a stressor for PTSD?

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Were you in combat in Vietnam? What was your MOS? If you are going to claim PTSD you have to have a stressor. Just being in-country is not enough. If you were at some base that got attacked even if you were a cook then you might have a stressor if you believed you were in fear of your life, or saw others killed or wounded. If could even be something non combat related like seeing a bad accident or being in a bad accident. I would go easy on the drinking referrence unless you were drinking to forget some horrible incident you experienced. Being alcoholic is not a stressor and the VA won't compensate just for alcoholism.

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Chu - a non-combat stessor would be a verifiable rape, verifiable motor vehicle accident, veriable physical assault, falling from a telephone pole, being struck by lightning, had a wall fall on you, building collapse, etc, etc, etc. Conceded means that they've verified it happened or that they believe you and no proof is necessary. And to answer a question you asked in another post, "no," I've never worked for the VA. I just learned a lot during my 10 yr fight to win 100% retro to my original claim date. I've also successfully completed the NVSLP's Basic Veteran's Advocate's course.

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