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Should I File For Combat Or Non Combat Ptsd


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First,I want to thank all the posters on this site.I have been reading as much as I can on this site for the past year and have learned so much.

I was finally diagnosed with ptsd from the va.They have been treating me for depression since 1994.My question is should I file for non-combat or combat related depression/ptsd? My stressor for non-combat is easier to prove and is irrefutable.Does it make a difference in benefits which one I file for?

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First,I want to thank all the posters on this site.I have been reading as much as I can on this site for the past year and have learned so much.

I was finally diagnosed with ptsd from the va.They have been treating me for depression since 1994.My question is should I file for non-combat or combat related depression/ptsd? My stressor for non-combat is easier to prove and is irrefutable.Does it make a difference in benefits which one I file for?

Need more info.... Did you retire from the military?

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They say that they have made changes and it will be easier but my opinion is if VA has been treating you for depression all you really need is a Doc to link it to when you served and you will be awarded the same as you would for PTSD Combat or non combat.

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Have you ever applied for SC for depression?

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First,I want to thank all the posters on this site.I have been reading as much as I can on this site for the past year and have learned so much.

I was finally diagnosed with ptsd from the va.They have been treating me for depression since 1994.My question is should I file for non-combat or combat related depression/ptsd? My stressor for non-combat is easier to prove and is irrefutable.Does it make a difference in benefits which one I file for?

A confirmed stress-er is always a big factor to have. You already have part of the main claim done. (dx's of PTSD) with a confirmed stress-er, it makes your case much stronger. My opinion, is to go with the confirmed dx of ptsd with a confirmed stress-er.

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