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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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Ptsd And Stressor

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Hello I was going over all my medical records the other day, (while I was still in Florida) and noticed my primary care ph. made a note on one visit that I have 4 indicators of ptsd. As I know very little about this was trying to find out for myself, with little luck. I was in viet nam from January 1968 to January 1969. I was just outside sigon during the tet offensive and counter offensive. I was with engineer company and honestly cannot remember one complete day there. I know I did a lot a mine sweeping and work with c-4. I am only sure about the c-4 as I wrote letter home while training to use it and parents kept it.

I guess my main question is should I file for this? I am awaiting the award letter on the ihd that in in congress now. If that is 100 percent, I most likely will not file any further. any help will be app. Later Dave

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If the doctors said you had 4 issues pointing toward PTSD conditions then you might consider asking for a consult to a mental health doc and have a talk with him and see if he diagnoses you with PTSD. Then you might consider treatment or filing a claim.

If I were you since it does not seem at this point to be much of a worry to you I would wait until after the IHD award and then see how you feel.

I personally did not and do not like the stigma I feel I have placed on my self but I feel I do and did need the help and treatments.

Try and see the shrink and see what they say and go from there. Who knows you might need help and don't see it??

Good luck to you!!

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If you have PTSD you should file on it. The stigma will never go away if people avoid filing for it.

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If you have PTSD you should file on it. The stigma will never go away if people avoid filing for it.

Of course your RIGHT John but in any case I still would advise wait until he has a DX and IHD claim is done.

little less stress always helps me!

I have to go to the government county office today and put in for my tax relief because I am now 100% my hands are already sweating and have not even left. My heart is pumping fast I need to settle myself down big time or I am not going!!

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