Jump to content
  • momo-001.jpg

     

  • 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

  • VA Watchdog

  • 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

  • 0
msh789

Dad filed claim for PTSD with no diagnosis..Seriously..But..

Question

Brother, who worked doing claim appeals for veterans, seems to think he might still qualify.. I don't get it..

Dad was in the Korean war, he is 88, and he has always had an occasional nightmare of still being in the war, and the nightmares have gotten really bad. Other PTSD symptoms, but he is his own worst enemy, and has always refused to see a doc nor even let his PCP at least prescribe him med's for it. So, he was never diagnosed by a doctor. 

But when he went to see the VA doctor after filing his claim..the exam for his claim, the doc went over a few questions and concluded by saying 'how would you like to get $1200 for your claim..?'..I don't see how the doc can say this..First of all, it isn't up to the doc to decide the decision of his claim, is it..?  But the doc said it in a serious tone..

In addition to the nightmares, dad jumps when the phone or doorbell rings, he panics when left alone,  he freaks out when he hears unfamiliar noises..And he did tell the VA doc that one time, back in the 1970s or so, he was visiting a friend and heard a BOOM..and dad hunkered down to the floor. He witnessed an army buddy literally get blown up right next to him, and one night, he was in service, he was sleeping and he woke up to a loud noise, he stood up, and no sooner than he stood up, the wall right next to his bed where he was sleeping caved in....he said if he hadn't gotten out of bed, he would have been dead...

But he has never been diagnosed with PTSD bc of his stubborn pride....and that is him being his own worst enemy, unfortunately..

I just don't see why my brother, who did claims for veterans for years, and this examining VA doc...seem to think he will apparently qualify..? I thought you have to have a PTSD diagnosis..? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recommended Posts

  • 0

He might have gotten a PTSD diagnosis at the "exam for his claim."

His DD 214 might well reveal combat decorations. If not he needs to apply for a DD 215 and here is the form he needs:

https://1stmob.com/dd-149.pdf

Just put Not applicable under the "injustice" part. He should sign and mail it but keep a copy for his records and make sure it goes to the right place- as directed on the second page.And get a PO Proof of mailing receipt.

I am surprised a doctor would state a comp amount-but it sounded a little low to me.

If his DD 214 does not show PH, CAR, or CIB, then proof of this will get him a PTSD award.

"He witnessed an army buddy literally get blown up right next to him, and one night, he was in service, he was sleeping and he woke up to a loud noise, he stood up, and no sooner than he stood up, the wall right next to his bed where he was sleeping caved in....he said if he hadn't gotten out of bed, he would have been dead..."

He might even fit into the Korean War AO regulations, if he has any AO presumptive disability.

 

Edited by Berta

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
2 hours ago, Berta said:

He might have gotten a PTSD diagnosis at the "exam for his claim."

His DD 214 might well reveal combat decorations. If not he needs to apply for a DD 215 and here is the form he needs:

https://1stmob.com/dd-149.pdf

Just put Not applicable under the "injustice" part. He should sign and mail it but keep a copy for his records and make sure it goes to the right place- as directed on the second page.And get a PO Proof of mailing receipt.

I am surprised a doctor would state a comp amount-but it sounded a little low to me.

If his DD 214 does not show PH, CAR, or CIB, then proof of this will get him a PTSD award.

"He witnessed an army buddy literally get blown up right next to him, and one night, he was in service, he was sleeping and he woke up to a loud noise, he stood up, and no sooner than he stood up, the wall right next to his bed where he was sleeping caved in....he said if he hadn't gotten out of bed, he would have been dead..."

He might even fit into the Korean War AO regulations, if he has any AO presumptive disability.

 

thank you, Berta.. Will suggest all of this to him.. ❤️  Thank you, very much..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Any VA doc can diagnose PTSD..and one or more may have already done so!!!  You would have to read his file to know.  Remeber, too, it doesnt necessarily mean he needs a PTSD diagnosis.  ANY mental health disorder, when service connected, will work.  Panic disorder, Depression, Bipolar, etc.,etc.  While, sure, you may think its ptsd, the doc could say its depression and provide a nexus to service.  My advice is to get his cfile, and read it.  See if there is a PTSD diagnosis, or another one also, that may be compensable.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Anytime you file a new claim with no dx paperwork you will be scheduled for a C and P exam and it’s there you will see if you are diagnosed for the VA. I was never dx when I filed in 2016 and they told me I did have it along with other stuff... also when they do send him to an exam make sure it’s a qualified psychiatrist who can do the ptsd exam.

Edited by jfrei

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Its the VA's option as to whether or not they schedule an exam.  They can also simply deny.  They are supposed to make a jugement call as to whether or not there is a reasonable chance of substantiating the claim with a c and p exam.  More than one claimant has been denied without an exam.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Our picks

    • Mere Speculation  Comp and Pen
      Hello Fellow Veteran 20 year retired disabled Navy veteran, quick ?? I am going for unemployability through the VA just had my comp and Pen, I do check off all the DBQ according to the therapist , but at the end of it she said in her opinion it would be mere speculation on rather I should get unemployability or not. What’s that mean thanks 
      • 9 replies
    • Man using HadIt name to collect funds -  Go FundMe shuts down campaign following Raleigh man's arrest for fraud
      I was interviewed for  this story. This gentlemen was using the HadIt name to collect funds for some non existent charity. "HadIt.com" is NOT a non-profit. "HadIt.com" will never have anyone collecting outside of Walmarts. If "HadIt.com" does not list a fundraiser on our site it is not affiliated with us. Please read the story and pass on that this person is NOT affiliated with "HadIt.com"

      Note: The text at the top of the video lists me as a nonprofit founder. HadIt.com is a for profit, it is not a non profit and this man is not associated with our site and none of the money he collected had anything to do with our site.

       


      Go FundMe shuts down campaign following Raleigh man's arrest for fraud 
      https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/wake-county-news/gofundme-shuts-down-campaign-following-raleigh-man-s-arrest-for-fraud/1866907862?fbclid=IwAR3Z6cTDSvv2yr9f1hKanLjOBeHjLyeJPtOnVQX0vTGmpF0d_eXiGsPaJug
      • 5 replies
    • Additional 100% Disabled Veteran Benefits
      https://www.hadit.com/100-percent-total-and-permanent-service-connected-disability-additional-benefits/

      If you reach 100% P and T there are more benefits available to you. This is by no means an extensive list and we recommend calling the Veterans Affairs at 1-800-827-1000 with any questions about the following benefits.

      Check your state benefits here


      Dental treatment for 100% disabled veteran benefits.


      Educational Assistance for Dependents: (under chapter 35) Must be rated a 100% disabled veteran by the VA.


      Civilian health and medical program for dependents/survivors (CHAMPVA). Must be rated a 100% disabled veteran by the VA.


      Specially Adapted Homes


      Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance: Decreasing term mortgage insurance up to $90,000 for veterans who have received a Specially Adaptive Housing grant and have an existing mortgage.


      Waiver of cost of Service Disabled life Insurance: and additional $20,000 of life insurance at cost to veteran. Veteran must have applied for insurance within two years of initial disability rating or within two years of a new disability rating. An increase in a disability rating does not qualify as a new disability.


      Commissary and Exchange privileges for veteran and dependents: The veteran must request a letter from the VA specifying veteran is in receipt of 100% disability, and then applies for a military ID card at the nearest ID card issuing facility.


      Emergency treatment in non-VA facilities: if VA facilities are not available.


      Annual Eye exams and prescribed eye wear



      Continue Reading
      • 0 replies
    • Type 1 Diabetes recent onset!
      I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in September 2017 OUT OF NOWHERE.

      i am a Navy Reservist and deployed in later 2009 to mid 2010 and again later 2014 to mid 2015; had a 2 year recall between those deployments.  

      Only healthcare received since commissioning in 2008 was from the Navy and no issues EVER.

      insulin dependent and have dietary restrictions and in a non deployable status.

      VA denied initial claim due to Type 1 not showing on active duty and now appealing.

      Anyone with successful experience getting a rating with my circumstances?  I live in Upstate New York.
      • 9 replies
    • Agent Orange Kadena Afb Okinawa
      I am looking for anyone who was on Kadena AFB, Okinawa or .Chanute AFB, IL. My dad was there from Oct. 68-April 70. He has ichemic heart disease, diabetes which has resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee and peripheral neuropathy. We were denied in 2002 AMVETS filed a claim on his behalf for heart condition, diabetes and back problems. I refiled in December 2011 and have just received the claim statements and medical release forms. I am familiar with filling out this paper work because my husband is a combat veteran of Iraqi Freedom. I have been reading articles from the Japan times and I am a member of the Agent Orange Okinawa facebook page. Another thing that helps make my dad's case is that he was on Chanute AFB, IL and it is on the EPA Superfund list and has PCBs/Pesticides and Dioxins/Furans listed as ground and water contaminants. I welcome any advice, tips or articles that I may have missed in my own research.
      • 15 replies
  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines