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My Navy friend has been on Compensation since 1994. He has filed for Service Connection for PTSD numerous times. Saturday he finally got good news 100% P & T. This is the first time he has been Service Connected. Over the years many of you have answered questions that I posed about subjects that were related to his claim. Mike Harris, about 3 years ago told me this vet should have a Combat Action Ribbon (CAR) & told me where to go to verify. We submitted this info, but VA said not on DD214, so was denied. After more VA BS got him a DD215 listing the CAR. I know this seems long way to say thanks, but it is the best news I've had in LONG Time & it has not been easy for this vet.

Thanks everyone,

Don Evans

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Don-does Mike know this great news?

I have his email addy etc- he still helps many vets but has been doing some serious Elk hunting lately.

This also goes to show- that TDIU or 100% for PTSD can be awarded without prior SC rating at all.

I had only one vet who had no SC but I helped him get TDIU for PTSD in less then 4 months-

his private medical evidence is what did it.

This is another great example of the fact that- regardless of whether a vet has SC for PTSD or not- they can get a TDIU award with the right evidence.

So much for the vet reps who try to say a vet has to be 70% before they can apply for TDIU.

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Berta,

This was 100% P & T Schedular for PTSD. Seems like VA gives TDIU for a while & then without any reason switches to Schedular. YES, I sent Mike an email, since he is not on HADIT I went back & dug up his email address. He is doing a great job & I miss him here at HADIT. Now I need to go to school on EED, this vet has not worked & been on Compensation since 1994.

Thanks,

Don

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WOW- 100% schedular PTSD -I dont see many of these--

what kind of compensation do you mean back to 1994?

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Berta,

Guess I got happy fingers. It should say Pension. They turned down the Compensation because they wouldn't approve (verify) his stressor. He worked in a cooler on ship that served as Morgue. They finally took the CAR & 2 battles that ship was in, one Gio Linh & other I can't remember. They should have to pay him all the way back to 1994.

Don

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It is so wrong but many Viet Nam Vets with PTSD have to settle for Pensions. What is weird is the ones I know about are greatful for that.

Congrats on helping a Veteran Don.

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Don-he might have the bases for a CUE claim- hard to say-

geeez---- with the MOS and awards he had they certainly should have awarded SC a long time ago.

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Berta,

He had the MOS of a cook. That was his job his first tour. On the second tour, he got promotion, but never changed his MOS. Navy claimed no record of the Morgue + wanted names & no one seemed to want to write a Buddy Letter. Found several vets that did same job, but at different time. They never awarded the CAR, until (Thanks to Mike Harris) we found that his ship was awarded the CAR & we applied for it & got DD-215.

Pete,

We think alike. What a real shame that a deserving vet gets screwed. We are talking about 100's of jobs, 3 marriages, 2 Federal Prisons, being homeless, living in 18 places in 10 years (and that was during his better days), total isolation, self medication, and the list goes on forever...

Thanks ,

Don

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