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Rephrase the question: I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?
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DRO Hearing information (current) seems difficult to come by! Over the past 3 years, I don't recall seeing any current DRO information posted. Maybe I just wasn't searching properly. I had no trouble finding VA Appeals Court decisions, but no actual DRO Hearing Cases or statistics. I think most Vets are like myself, we need to know what exactly happens at a DRO Hearing as well as the rules and regs governing the hearing process. As in my case, I had 3 separate free consults with different law firms, got 2 different answers. 2 wanted me to cancel DRO request and proceed to VET Court and 1 said stay the course with DRO. I opted for DRO Hearing pending since 2010, rep'd myself and go both NOD's handled at the same hearing. Had I gone with the VA Court option, at least another yer or so.
Maybe I just don't know how to search for the current DRO info. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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It'a crap shoot. Two years if DRO favorable, 4 if not. You can do the same thing with asking for a hearing with a NOD (part1 chap 4). A VSO won't go that route though. That way the appeals team will g
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