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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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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.

Good Luck

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The bebefit would be the same weither you file for Combat Or Non Combat Ptsd. I would reccomend going with the easiest to prove. IMHO

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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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