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  •  Thanks for bringing this up testvet (3+ / 0-)
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    testvet6778, i like bbq, Nebraskablue

    from my experience and experience of vet friends, proving exposure to stressors was relatively easy. One's SRB - service record book - lists the various units one has served with and what one's mos was during those assignments.

    The difficult part is the processing and long wait periods, the predictable denials or low rating assigned by the VA. That must be followed with the notice of disagreement, filing, submitting and waiting another year or more for another denial, continuing the process yet another time or more.

    Maybe if one has a good VSO or lawyer the claimants might begin receiving benefits 5 or 6 years, or longer, after the initial claim is filed.

    This is where the main problem lies, at least in my experience. Are there other vets here with similar experience in dealing with the VA regarding PTSD claims. If so I'd like to hear what they have to say.

    There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare. Sun Tzu - The Art of War

    by truong son traveler on Sat Jul 10, 2010 at 03:33:32 AM PDT

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