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The dbq I just received...


I realize PTSD disability claims and %'s are solely up to the VA personnel to decide upon, but would any of you "experts" read my dbq and weigh-in with your opinion as to:

a) my chances of approval and if so

b) what % range I Might get approved for by the VA?

I greatly appreciate this forum and the people who help educate and give opinions to the rest of us on the VA disability claim process.

* I am well aware that no one on this forum can tell me for sure: a) if I will get approved and b) what %. I'm only asking for an opinion.*

 Thank you.



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This article  might help you:


I do not think you will have any problem getting a rating-and VA might concede the stressor because of the way it is stated in the DBQ- a falling under the 2010 PTSD regulations.

Sometimes a vet will give the worse stressor ,in their mind , that they experienced. But that stressor might be hard to prove, yet a different stressor might well be easily proven- if VA asks for proof.

It only takes one provable or conceded stressor to satisfy the stressor requirement.

I think VA should concede it in your case- I just do not have the elusive crystal ball , to determine what they will do.

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I greatly appreciate all of the feedback. This is really helpful.

I also have a buddy letter from another squadleader in my unit who witnessed the event/death happening as well. And I have another buddy letter from my brother describing an episode where I violently head butted him as well as my change in behavior after my discharge from the Marines. So far I have:

1) the attached dbq

2) the 2 buddy letters (one from a witness from my unit)

3) I also got a documented job history from social security admin of all jobs I've had since my discharge in 1993. I have had approx. 90 jobs since my discharge. I can't keep a job.

It's now up to the VA.

Thanks again 



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9 hours ago, Berta said:

I agree too- this might well warrant a high rating But- the stressor- can that be confirmed?

It should be in your unit's morning reports.

I am not concerned at all that it (DBQ) says you do not meet the full PTSD criteria. Many vets dont-

you do not exhibit a suicidal ideation- that is a Good thing . Many vets with PTSD don't


either but they still have PTSD.

I agree with vetquest that they might consider this as PTSD with  the additional diagnosis in Part 2 ,I think under (b).



Wouldn't the stressor be corroborated with the JSSRC? 

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If the VA asks  JSRRC to do that, it might be----

Vets can write to JSRRC  themselves- the JSRRC needs details- as many as possible and  the place and  the date must be as accurate as possible - I believe they only search for a 3 months period surrounding the estimated date the veteran gives of a stressor.


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I agree with Ms berta, I used this method when I filed my claim...but I think I read some where? not sure but the time and location the event happen needs to be within a 10-29 day time frame or close to that...or other things to help you remember   like the time of the year it happen like Christmas or Easter ect,,ect,,  it  helps speed up the search when we can pin point the time location and dates these events happen  also yes use your two buddy statements...that all helps.


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