Ptsd Claim Comes Back Anxiety
Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:18 AM
Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:10 PM
Are you employed? If not, did the VA send you a TDIU form?
The form is here at hadit under forms, # 21-8940.
TDIU is paid at the 100% rate of compensation.
I dont think this diagnosis should concern you.
My husband's first award letter in 1983 for30 % for PTSD said “nervous condition”.
He went to Hell and back. Nervous condition my butt. It was major trauma.But PTSD was a 'new' diagnosis then.
His posthumous 100% P & T SC award ,EED 1991, said "PTSD."
If you feel the award should be challenged, you could NOD it and I do understand a veteran would want the VA to get their stressor right.
"My words are taken out of context or a arranged in a negative light."
But you did get a SC award for this.
You do bring up a good point.whatever we don't challenge to the VA means we accept it.
I am sure this was a big stressor to you. But I don't think the anxiety diagnosis matters.
All MH claims are rated the same way per the schedule of ratings.
Others will chime in
Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:18 PM
Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:37 PM
While I would also be a bit nervous of the mental health guy "making up" a stressor, since you did get rated, the stressor is not an issue as you have been Service connected for a mental health disorder.
If you feel the VA "lowballed" you, then you should file a NOD within a year of the RO decision.
Did you get a copy of the VA comp and Pen exam? If not, you should get one and read it. Maybe it is not as "negative" as you think.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:38 PM