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Oops guys I am avet I use it to test things on the board that was a test post for a video I am working on. It’s about how to post your questions. just disregard this post.  

TBIRD, I know that this is you but this is a really good and valid question. About a year or so ago someone came on board and asked the same question. I posted that a fellow veteran asked me to help t

Yes, just keep in mind that VA can/will only pay for one mental health disorder at a time.

 

Oops forgot an Eating Disorder is separated but it falls under a mental health disorder just to be correct.

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You can file on anything that traumatize you during your military service.

OR A SECONDARY CLAIM CAUSED OR RELATED TO YOUR PTSD

YOU CAN ONLY GET ONE RATING FOR M.H. but that don't mean you can't get service connected for another MH condition  if you been diagnose for it  such as Depression MDD.

NOW YOU CAN HAVE A 100% SERVICE CONNECTION FOR A SEPARATE  CONDITION OTHER THAN PTSD OR A   M.H. Condition OR  TDIU

if you get another separate & distinct  condition rated 60% or higher  then you could be eligible for the SMC  Special Monthly Compensation.

but only one MH Condition...

but remember the secondary...that PTSD CAN CAUSE SLEEP APENEA  So if you have that that would be a secondary condition to your PTSD.  Depends on what they rate the OSA (Sleep Apnea for?) if you have it?

 AND THAT IS YOUR DIAGNOSE FOR IT AND USE A C-PAP MACHINE  MEDICALLY TO USE FOR YOUR WELL BEING. PRESCRIBE BY THE VA OR PRIVATE DR THAT IS CERTIFIED AND LICENSES IN SLEEP MEDICINE.

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Good advise from Pacmanx1 and Buck52, as usual. Your profile says you are 100%. Is it P&T? If it isn't an other MH condition(s), Buck has an excellent point. If you are unlucky enough to have, or get later, additional disabilities that could be secondary to the new condition of PTSD, it may be beneficial for you. For example, if meds for PTSD cause you migraines that could be rated as 50%, you may qualify for additional SMC's. Meds cause IBS or stomach?GERD problems. IMHO, if you are 100% P&T, I would strongly consider it.

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Oops guys I am avet I use it to test things on the board that was a test post for a video I am working on. It’s about how to post your questions.

just disregard this post.

 

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