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    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

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Dude74 Yes, it was fast. It can be especially on MH claims. Be sure to seek treatment and if you aren't P&T and decide to continue outside of the VA, be sure you obtain records on your ongoing tre

Not "necessarily".  You can seek treatment privately, if you so choose, but the diagnosis of PTSD has to be made by a VA doc, at VA's insistence.   However, it looks very bad if you get awarded b

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Not "necessarily".  You can seek treatment privately, if you so choose, but the diagnosis of PTSD has to be made by a VA doc, at VA's insistence.  

However, it looks very bad if you get awarded benefits and then discontinue treatment.  Its ok, if you get different treatment, but getting "no" treatment suggests you are malingering.  

The VA cant tell you "where" you chose to seek treatment.  

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It's not necessarily required butt it makes it a lot simpler when you file for increases and/or to counter a request for reduction.

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Not "necessarily".  You can seek treatment privately, if you so choose, but the diagnosis of PTSD has to be made by a VA doc, at VA's insistence.  

However, it looks very bad if you get awarded benefits and then discontinue treatment.  Its ok, if you get different treatment, but getting "no" treatment suggests you are malingering.  

The VA cant tell you "where" you chose to seek treatment.  

I am continuing to see my mental health counselor. My diagnosis was made by a VA phycologist.

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As long as you don't forego treatment if you need it, that's not safe. 

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