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We are a dual prior military household. My husband served in the NG and was deployed as an infantryman to Iraq in 2007. He sustained a TBI and he currently receives 60% combined rating. He gets 10% for TBI, 10% for Tinitus, and 50% for PTSD, for a total of 70% but combined it is 60%. My husband just appealed his PTSD for the first time and they said it was to stay the same. However, his pyschiatrist feels he is a danger to his coworkers and considers him in a crisis right now... so he will be doing a reconsideration or an appeal, not sure which path to take from there...

I served in the Active Duty Army and served in Iraq from 2003-2005, one full year. I currently receive10% for each knee, bilateral knee injury, 10% for tinitus, 10% for degenerative arthritis, 10% for cervical strain, 10% for right shoulder injury for a rating of 60% ,combined rating of 50% . I am currently still appealing my PTSD for the second time. I have VA docs treating me for PTSD and Depression brought on by PTSD, 3 buddy statements, news articles about where I was, as well as outside physchiatrist and social worker records treating me for PTSD. The VA when I called this week said I would be receiving a SSOC soon, but I don't know if that is good or bad since I was waiting on a Video Conference hearing....

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"However, his pyschiatrist feels he is a danger to his coworkers and considers him in a crisis right now... so he will be doing a reconsideration or an appeal, not sure which path to take from there."

If he does become unemployed he should fine for TDIU right away (and SSDI benefits)

"I am currently still appealing my PTSD for the second time. I have VA docs treating me for PTSD and Depression brought on by PTSD, 3 buddy statements, news articles about where I was, as well as outside physchiatrist and social worker records treating me for PTSD. The VA when I called this week said I would be receiving a SSOC soon, but I don't know if that is good or bad since I was waiting on a Video Conference hearing.... "

From what I see here you should fall under the new PTSD rules.I will find them and post.

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They are here:

http://www.vawatchdog.org/10/nf10/nfjul10/jul10files/DraftFinalRule2010.pdf

and good link from Tbird is here:

In the PTSD forum there is discussion on these new rules.

They relax the stressor requirement for those falling into the criteria BUT they require PTSD diagnosis solely from a VA doctor

and that part of these rules has been challenged in court.

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Welcome aboard and THANKS to both of you for your service to our country. Terry

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Welcome to both of you, you'll find a lot of support here on HadIt and a wealth of knowledge to help you with questions on claims, etc. Thank you both so much for your service. I'm so sorry to hear that you both are suffering disabilities as the result of that service. Take good care of each other.

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