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What chances of winning a ptsd claim having dx'd by Va psychiatrist and staff psychologist for 18 mos, 5 classes for ptsd at va, combat action ribbon,on meds from VA. Someone said it might me a max of 30% if any. A letter from my doctor had dx's for anxiety and depression since 1990 .ps the meds are for sleep ,anxiety and depression. Thanks for your advice

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What chances of winning a ptsd claim having dx'd by Va psychiatrist and staff psychologist for 18 mos, 5 classes for ptsd at va, combat action ribbon,on meds from VA. Someone said it might me a max of 30% if any. A letter from my doctor had dx's for anxiety and depression since 1990 .ps the meds are for sleep ,anxiety and depression. Thanks for your advice

Please post exactly, word for word, what is stated in the Reasons and Bases Section

of the rating decision, in regards to your denial of SC for PTSD.

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Yeah...something's not right based on the info you posted. Was there any reason the VA could say your dx of PTSD was caused by anything other than your military service? Perhaps there was some other traumatic event in your life?? Stay strong and keep researching here. Thanks for your service Devil Dog. Semper Fi!

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Keep your trap shut about any traumatic events that happened to you either before or after service! Don't tell anyone anything at the VAMC, or at C&P exam that you don't want to come back to haunt your 25 years later. Your life was perfect before the military, and shit afterwards because of traumatic events you experienced in the military. That is the story you should stick with unless you want blowback. I speak from experience.

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john,

Is right on the money, I slipped one time while on active that something happened to me as a kid, and he tried to blame my PTSD on that. So since I was medically retired in Feb this year, I tell my new VA Psych Docs that my life was perfect till I joined the Navy. Good luck and God bless all.

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I had a VA contract shrink lead me down the garden path about 25 years ago and I am still trying to deal with that. The VA has tried to use this one exam many times to destroy my CUE and to even challenge my service connection.

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