My husband is a purple heart disabled veteran with a current rating of 50% (due to shrapnel injuries from mortar blast). He was in Iraq from ’04-’05. He has just started talking to the VA about filing new claims for PTSD, TBI and a knee injury. While speaking with the VA social worker, she informed him he was diagnosed with PTSD in 2007 and TBI in 2013. He was never informed of these diagnoses at that time. Everything we read online says that there is no way to get an earlier effective date other than the date of his most recently filed claim (March 2018). Looking for advice if anyone has been successful in winning an EDD due to never being notified of the diagnosis? Any other advice you can share while going through this process? Thanks so much in advance for your help.
You are here: / / Earlier Effective Date for PTSD and/or TBI if VA never informed of prior diagnosis?
About "Tbird" Theresa M Aldrich
Founder/CEO at HadIt.com Veteran To Veteran LLC
Founded HadIt.com Veteran to Veteran 1997
PO1 Theresa Aldrich (Tbird)
Dates of Service: Jan 1983 - Dec 1990