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Bump Up-New Ptsd Regs And Stressor Info

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For new hadit member and anyone else who needs-

New PTSD criteria:

Here's Carlie's post:

Here is Definition of a stressor for VA PTSD claims purposes:


Here is the actual regulation:



38 CFR Part 3

RIN 2900–AN32

Stressor Determinations for

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


The Department of Veterans

Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its

adjudication regulations governing

service connection for posttraumatic

stress disorder (PTSD) by liberalizing in

some cases the evidentiary standard for

establishing the required in-service

stressor. This amendment would

eliminate the requirement for

corroborating that the claimed in-service

stressor occurred if a stressor claimed by

a veteran is related to the veteran’s fear

of hostile military or terrorist activity

and a VA psychiatrist or psychologist

confirms that the claimed stressor is

adequate to support a diagnosis of

PTSD, provided that the claimed

stressor is consistent with the places,

types, and circumstances of the

veteran’s service and that the veteran’s

symptoms are related to the claimed


This amendment takes into

consideration the current scientific

research studies relating PTSD to

exposure to hostile military and terrorist

actions. It is intended to acknowledge

the inherently stressful nature of the

places, types, and circumstances of

service in which fear of hostile military

or terrorist activities is ongoing. With

this amendment, the evidentiary

standard of establishing an in-service

stressor would be reduced in these


This amendment is additionally

intended to facilitate the timely VA

processing of PTSD claims by

simplifying the development and

research procedures that apply to these


(Federal Register /Vol. 74, No. 162 /Monday, August 24, 2009 / Proposed Rules 42617”

Edited by carlie

GRADUATE ! Nov 2nd 2007 American Military University !

When thousands of Americans faced annihilation in the 1800s Chief

Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

Sameo to us -They (VA) have 38 CFR ,38 USC, and M21-1- but so do we.

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