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Va Form 21-0781A - For Personal Assault


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Hi Carlie,

I had 2 personal assaults before my MST and was wondering if I should get this form and put in for a claim.

1. was age 12,

2. was 19 and was left for dead.

Carlie, the thing is I forgot my dates, but I can get the News Paper for the second assault, I think by contacting the Trenton, NJ Time News. The family kept the other a secret (age 12) and not sure if any one will open that can of worms up, by writing a statement to put the family name out in the open, this is just the way my family is, so I may have to count this one out. Not sure they will take my statement without someone to back it up. What do you think I should do.

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Hi Carlie, I had 2 personal assaults before my MST and was wondering if I should get this form and put in for a claim. 1. was age 12, 2. was 19 and was left for dead. Carlie, the thing is I forgot my dates, but I can get the News Paper for the second assault, I think by contacting the Trenton, NJ Time News. The family kept the other a secret (age 12) and not sure if any one will open that can of worms up, by writing a statement to put the family name out in the open, this is just the way my family is, so I may have to count this one out. Not sure they will take my statement without someone to back it up. What do you think I should do.

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Hi Carlie, I had 2 personal assaults before my MST and was wondering if I should get this form and put in for a claim. 1. was age 12, 2. was 19 and was left for dead. Carlie, the thing is I forgot my dates, but I can get the News Paper for the second assault, I think by contacting the Trenton, NJ Time News. The family kept the other a secret (age 12) and not sure if any one will open that can of worms up, by writing a statement to put the family name out in the open, this is just the way my family is, so I may have to count this one out. Not sure they will take my statement without someone to back it up. What do you think I should do.

This form has nothing to do with assault prior to active duty.

The form is used for a personal assault such as mst or getting beat up.

Personally I feel it is best to not mix in childhood experiences and keep to

what happened while on active duty.

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I know personally of one case where the vet disclosed childhood abuse and the VA denied her claim based on the conclusion that her PTSD evolved from pre-service traumas. I believe she filed an appeal stressing that the in-service assaults exacerbated her PTSD.

I've heard it said in VA waiting rooms and read it many times on the web, etc. When claiming for PTSD, keep your childhood problems out of the conversation.

It's like if you were claiming for a back injury that you sustained from having to lug extreme weight or repetitive lifting while in the service. If you mention that you hurt your back once in high school playing field hockey, the VA will jump on that past injury.

Not saying you should lie about anything, but like Carlie says, your childhood & teenage assaults are not what you are filing a claim for. Leave them out of it.

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