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On 8/19/2021 at 3:51 PM, Berta said:

Can you scan and attach the PTSD denial here? Cover your C file # and name, address prior to scanning it.

MsRay is right- there must be a proven event, accident, etc. that caused the inservice PTSD.

With more info we can help more.

Do you have copies of your inservice Medical Records and also any 201 files ( aka personnel records?)
 

I can attach it, not a problem. 

I did just finish the second exam that was issued after the Higher Level Review. The PTSD one was easy, He asked me if I was diagnosed by the VA, and I said yes and he asked if I was assaulted while I was in the service and I said yes and he said are you still being treated for it and I said yes. 

Today's exam for IBS and Chest pains was horrible. She was a royal bitch and had such a shitty attitude. I have never been kicked out of an exam office by someone telling me "Times up" 

 

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(VA Doctor thinks I must have seen a child psychologist cause he said and I quote "That's the most insane diagnosis I've ever heard of) "

 

Ask your VA MD to provide you with a proper diagnosis. 

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I'm going to disagree on whether the PTSD stressor must be proven.  I believe it only needs to be probable.  I've helped a few vets and we only needed to prove it was probable that they could have been exposed, in their MOS to that type of event.  I think the same goes for women and sexual harassment claims. 

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In Vietnam the clerks and cooks and drivers had to do perimeter guard duty.  We often took sniper fire and fired our weapons every night.  At my base we did have gooks in the wire more than once.  This was scary as hell.  We had choppers and the VC hated them.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are in a combat zone like in Vietnam or Afghanistan you could have taken fire regardless of your MOS.  When mortars are coming in it does not matter if you are a cook or a grunt.  You can get dead just the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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