I submitted a claim for PTSD in December 2011 (received 19 DEC) and was awarded my 70% on the last week of July (letter dated 31 July 2012), so just over 7 months.
I have been seeing a civilian psychologist who wrote a 10 page report that I submitted with my claim which helped greatly. If you can afford it see a civilian counselor, psychologist /psychiatrist.
My QTC appointment was mid March.
I was actually surprised I was rated so high, I thought 50% max.
I am now rated 70% PTSD + 30% Knee Injury (awarded 99) + 10% tinnitus (awarded 99) = 80% total disability.
Wish I would have known about this VA math back in high school/college, I would have argued my low math scores a little more!
Don't get discouraged and keep up the fight. I know many of you have been trying for years to get what should be rightfully yours so I somewhat feel bad for saying it only took 7 months for mine to go through. Mostly you Vietnam vets have gotten crapped on, but please keep fighting.
Edit: Back pay received 7 August.
Edited by sully375, 08 August 2012 - 07:02 PM.