Jump to content
  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

Sponsored Ads

  •  ad-free-subscription-002.jpeg     fund-the-site.jpg

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
jjsmith2817

Help With Ptsd Claim!

Question

To: Had it.com August 11, 2014

I’m a Marine Corps veteran that served about sixteen-months with the grunts in Viet Nam (VN). While in VN, on my second tour, I was medevac’d for what I believe was a nervous breakdown. I drew up in a ball with severe stomach pains and just froze-couldn’t move. The doctors found nothing physically wrong with me and referred me to a psychologist. I never saw the psychologist in VN because I was shortly sent to Okinawa under a Congressional Inquiry resulting from my brother and I both being in VN at the same time. I never saw a doctor or my records unit I was honorably discharged in November 1970. I was referred to the VA for dental work but nothing was ever said about my appointment with the psychologist.

I’ve had all kinds of problems with depression, anxiety, paranoia, night mares, sleep deprivation and stomach pains since being discharged. Over the years I’ve gone to several doctors at their offices and emergency room for help but it never got better.

I applied for PTSD benefits at the VA in 1993 but was turned down. The reason, I later learned, was because I didn’t have a PTSD diagnoses and I didn’t keep my appointment with the psychologist in VN. At that time the VA didn’t diagnose PTSD so I went to a private clinic in 2004 and was diagnosed with a severe case of PTSD and they started me on medication. With diagnoses in hand I went back to the VA and they then evaluated me as having a mild case of PTSD and gave me 10% disability. Sometime around 2000 the VA started diagnosing PTSD. I filed a Notice of Disagreement (NOD) and in January 2006 I was awarded a 30% compensation for PTSD. I appealed and in May 2012 was turned down.

If I had not received the medications from the private clinic, when I did, I would not be here now. I don’t trust the VA because of how they have dealt with me over the years. Filing claims and appealing decisions really stresses me out.

I don’t even know where to start concerning the VA’s evaluation of my claim. I think I deserve a lot higher rating for PTSD than 30-percent. I also think they owe me benefits back to at least 1993 and possibly back to 1970.

Any advice on what I need to do would be appreciated.

Respectfully,

jjsmith2817

Veteran

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

0 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

There have been no answers to this question yet

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Ads

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • I filed for my mitral valve regurgitation heart disease secondary to a service-connected condition on 7-30-18. It was granted on 8-30-18. Since I filed for this heart valve issue and was awarded, can I still file for hypertension ? I have been seeing comments that you should file for hypertension first and file for heart disease as a secondary. Can I file for hypertension as a secondary to my heart disease ? I am alittle confused on this matter.

      Dan
    • How to Change the Theme - Look and Colors
      How to Change the Theme - Look and Colors
      • 5 replies
    • For Calculating Retro

      VA Disability Compensation Rates 2012 | 2011 | 2010-2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999

      Prior to 1999 check here https://www.hadit.com/va-disability-compensation-rates-historic-for-retro-calculation/
      • 0 replies
    • I am a 100% disabled veteran, At first I was super excited to find out I am getting retro pay for back benefits to 2006. But that was over 2 months ago. I been waiting and waiting and calling to ask them wheres my back pay. They first told me "one month" than I call again. The guy started reading a script of basically "we are malingering on paying you" type crap. I was wondering if there is any number I can call besides that 800-827-1000 number to inquire about my status. I don't know why its taken so long when there is specific information telling them from the judge that VA owes. 

      There was a remanded to see if I was eligible for IU (I get it now since 2014 im actually 90% with 10 of that been IU). I been on SS since 2004. Can Someone help me out? Thank you
      • 6 replies
    • You might have a 38 CFR 3.156 situation-

      meaning the VA might have considered your claim in 95/96 as "not well grounded" and failed to even get your STRs.Or they did get your STRs but never considered the specific entry you cited here.

      Lots of discussion under a search, of 38 CFR. 3.156 (a)(b) (c) ---here is a winner:

      https://community.hadit.com/topic/52994-cue-in-failing-to-apply-the-provisions-of-38-cfr-§-3156c-for-effective-date/

      o

       
        • Thanks
×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines