In order for the VA to recognize a veteran’s PTSD in order to award service connection, the diagnosis must be provided by a qualified medical professional. Even though many veterans are treated by VA or private therapists who are not doctors or psychologists (i.e. licensed mental health social workers, licensed counselors, etc.), the VA will not accept their opinions initially … [Read more...] about PTSD Guide: VA Compensation Service Connection from Hill and Ponton
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There are three main elements you need to understand in how to prove PTSD to VA: Diagnosis In-service stressor Medical “nexus” or link between your PTSD and the in service … [Read more...] about PTSD Veterans Compensation Benefits Claims
VA TL 10-07 below Rescinds VA TL 07-01 | September 14, 2010 | SUBJ: Adjudication of Claims for Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) PURPOSE Our purpose in issuing this training letter is to revise and clarify our policies and procedures concerning the adjudication of TDIU decisions in order to restore the original intention of the TDIU evaluation – … [Read more...] about Total Disability Ratings Based on Individual Unemployability (IU) – VA Training Letter 10-97 Rescinds Training Letter 07-01
Question. Will submitting a NEXUS letter for PTSD, from my VA Psychologist help my NOD if I have already submitted a Nexus from my Private Psychologist for PTSD? PTSD RELATED TO FEAR OF HOSTILE MILITARY OR TERRORIST ACTIVITY A veteran who is diagnosed with PTSD that is related to fear of hostile military or terrorist activity does not need to provide stressor … [Read more...] about Will PTSD NEXUS letter, from VA Psychologist help my NOD-I already submitted a Nexus?
Personal stories from veterans, historical and political analysis from scholars and elected officials. This should be an interesting and hopefully unflinching look at the organization that was created to "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan." I've been in the VA system since 1991 and it has been anything but smooth, I imagine … [Read more...] about PBS Documentary – VA: The Human Cost of War – A history from the beginning