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Yes.  If you have been diagnosed with TBI, then file a claim for it.  Do you have a local person who can help you, that is, a Veterans Service Officer?  These are available in most VA Medical Centers.  There is no good reason to exclude TBI, if you have symptoms and a diagnosis of TBI, if you think its related to service.  

Are you currently employed?  If unemployed/unemployable, then you can also file for TDIU.  

If your TBI symptoms are somewhat severe, then you may well need claims assistance.  

Dont feel like the lone ranger, man/most of us have gotten denied more than once.  I have been denied ten or more times, in various Regional Office and Board decisions, on various claim issues, such as service connection, disability percentage, and effective dates.  VA has fought me "at every step", but my persistence has paid off, and I have received pretty much all my benefits, 100 percent plus SMC S.  Incredibly, however, I am still due dependents compensation and dispute the effective date of SMC S.  

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You will need a Dr to help you, what is going to hurt you get service connected for head trauma or TBI  is this statement

'' (  I fractured skull prior to military),They will more than likely use this against you in  trying to service connect the TBI.

HOPEFULLY I  AM WRONG, However  TBI can cause numerous of other  disabling medical conditions to arise later on in life.

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What I tried to accomplish was with the fractured skull statement (w/dr reports from 1984 stating I had a cracked skull) and with the buddy statement from my squad leader is to show aggravation when I was knocked out in one of the battalion jumps and with the sick call for the headaches. The only thing I am debating is that I count on my wife for a lot help everyday. That’s embarrassing enough with the loss of use of my hands. I don’t want anyone from the VA caring for me and wiping my ass. I am also employed, with the government and want to keep my job. It’s actually one of the things that keep me going. I work from home with support from my supervisors. ( I actually use dragon nat speaking to type this and do my work. Sorry I’m all over the map 😳

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 the fractured skull was noted on my entrance exam sheet when I was recruited. I did not have an exit physical, I was honorably discharged on TDRL,  and medically retired. I remained in Walter Reed for many months after that. 

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