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I have recently been diagnosed with severe chronic PTSD by my civilian therapist, a VA therapist and by the Psyc Dr. In a C&P exam.

My PTSD was from events of combat. I have no idea if I will be awarded anything.

My question is this. While I was sill enlisted, one of my parents was a victim of a violent crime. This made national news including a couple documentaries. Shortly thereafter I requested a voluntary discharged.

This family incident has been included in my original mental health notes. It does not have any bearing IMO to my combat PTSD.

Do you think this would have any bearing on the raters decision for my claim?

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I have recently been diagnosed with severe chronic PTSD by my civilian therapist, a VA therapist and by the Psyc Dr. In a C&P exam.

My PTSD was from events of combat. I have no idea if I will be awarded anything.

My question is this. While I was sill enlisted, one of my parents was a victim of a violent crime. This made national news including a couple documentaries. Shortly thereafter I requested a voluntary discharged.

This family incident has been included in my original mental health notes. It does not have any bearing IMO to my combat PTSD.

Do you think this would have any bearing on the raters decision for my claim?

If they say your PTSD is SC'd and related to combat or a fear of a hostile military force, then the family difficulties

could have aggravated your PTSD - but it most likely will not play into it at all, if the VBA concedes combat/hostile force.

Hope this helps a vet.

jmho

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ONROPE: You could get a copy of your VA PTSD C&P DBQ from your VAH Medical Recirds Dept and compare the DBQ to 38 CFR 4. The rater relies on the C&P DBQ and so should you. Check it out and compare to the 38 CFR. I think you'll be able to get pretty close. I did with my C&P PTSD DBQ back in 2011 and thought I was good for 30% and maybe a lite 50%. Award letter arrived with a 70% SC. I guess that's why I'm not a VA Rater.

Semper Fi

Gastone

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Thanks for the replies. I have a copy of my DBQ from the C&P. The section which states "occupational and social impairment with reduced reliability and productivity" is checked. I know this puts me in a specifc zone, actually in the 50% area but the rater will look at all areas and make a determination. But I also worry the rater will look at the family trauma and consider that as a factor as well.

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This was not a bad trauma after military service. It occurred while I was in service. And I had sought help at my TMC on base for issues then and from deployment some 20 years ago. I was given a self help tape and they sent me on my way. Told me to talk to my chaplain.

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