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Berta

New Ptsd Regs

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Vync posted this info some time ago-there are some dates here to consider as to whether you fall into the new PTSD criteria.

"Here's the new PTSD FAQ: http://www.va.gov/PTSD_QA.pdf

From the new FAQ, you should be able to determine how your claim fits into this criteria.

Quick Facts: This new rule is for Veterans of any era.

The new rule will apply to claims:

- received by VA on or after July 13, 2010;

- received before July 13, 2010 but not yet decided by a VA regional office;

- appealed to the Board of Veterans' Appeals on or after July 13, 2010;

- appealed to the Board before July 13, 2010, but not yet decided by the Board; and

- pending before VA on or after July 13, 2010, because the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims vacated a Board decision and remanded for re-adjudication. "

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Good information. Thanks Berta.

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Back in 2002 the VA stated under "diagnosis" and "reasons and basis" that I was SC'ed for a bunch of conditions including PTSD and chronic pain disorder. However, they lumped it all under a DX of chronic schizophrenia. I would still be SC'ed for PTSD and Chronic pain would I not? This is due to a very good report my ex-VA psychiatrist wrote which the VA accepted word for word.

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