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hello everyone im new to this and im just trying to find out information on what i would have to do to get my medical benefits i was discharged with a BCD after i went awol i was in the army for 7 years 8 counting my time in jail i did a tour in iraq and 3 tours in south korea!! i have been dealing with my PTSD now for over 3 years i was able to control it but now little by little its taking control of me my kids are afraid to be around me my fiance is to i really need the help but the va wont do anything with me having this BCD now i feel i served my time i reenlisted 2 times after my first enlistment that has to mean something please someone help me with this little by little im losing control of my life and need help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You still may qualify for benefits. For example, you enlisted and then you reinlisted. That first period of active service was honorable. The period of service where you got the Big Chicken Dinner is unascertainable and there is no related benefits without a change of the BCD to at least a general.

If you developed an issue during an honorable term, you can file a claim.

That is my understanding of the situation. If you had PTSD and went over the hill because of it, even though the UCMJ rules, you could ask your congressman for help it you can get a Doc to state that your PTSD caused your issue. Get the doc to write it out before you ask for a Discharge upgrade.

Hang in there.

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Treat them with the upmost respect. I do. Rejection is not a sign of failure. Failure is not an option, Medical opinions and evidence wins claims. Trust in others is a virtue but you take the T out of Trust and you are left with Rust so be wise about who you are dealing with.

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Ghost,

basser is right. Get treatment and get a service office to help you with a claim for benefits.

You should be eligiible for treatment and applicable compensation for PTSD stressors or injuries that occurred during any one honorable enlistment.

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if your PTSD stressor occurred in your first enlistment that was honorable then you have a valid PTSD claim if the PTSD occurred during one of the periods covered by the BCD then no the VA will deny the claim. you should be able to get mental health help at either the VAMC or the Vet Center due to your Iraq service unless your PTSD incidents happened during the time covered by your BCD I would not even worry about getting your discharge upgraded at this point I would focus more energy on getting treatment and getting the stressor verified that happened during your honorable service period you are still entitled to medical care and compensation for issues that happened during that time period

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Your honorable discharges should get you care and compensation. Initially, I'd seek the help of a Vet Center, near you, as they are better on the counseling end. Also go to your nearest VAMC and seek care there. You should also go ahead and file a claim for PTSD with your nearest VARO. As to the BCD, if it was caused by your PTSD you should be able to get comp and care, for that period also, even if it happened during the period that was for the BCD. Let the VA make the determination and if they deny it then just be prepared to appeal. jmo

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Just a question,

Was there anything in your service records medical or otherwise that indicated PTSD, or and personality disorder??

If so, did you recieve a psych eval through the MEB before being discharged with BCD?

If you didn't get the psych eval on discharge, you need to talk to JAG about getting a discharge upgrade. This would be the easiest way to get your VA benefits.

IN the mean time you can try a VET center, which doesn't require you to be VA qualified, but will provide counselling services and other resources to help you out until other things get sorted.

You can also talk to a social worker at the VET center who may be able to set you up in a residential PTSD program, which it sounds like you and your family may benefit from at this time.

hello everyone im new to this and im just trying to find out information on what i would have to do to get my medical benefits i was discharged with a BCD after i went awol i was in the army for 7 years 8 counting my time in jail i did a tour in iraq and 3 tours in south korea!! i have been dealing with my PTSD now for over 3 years i was able to control it but now little by little its taking control of me my kids are afraid to be around me my fiance is to i really need the help but the va wont do anything with me having this BCD now i feel i served my time i reenlisted 2 times after my first enlistment that has to mean something please someone help me with this little by little im losing control of my life and need help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are a Vietnam vet and vet's wife, we are not lawyers or VSO's we're just learning as we go.

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