PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a Mental Disorder that is caused by experiencing a traumatic event. In other words, VA must first grant service connection before it will assign a rating. Any traumatic event that satisfies the diagnostic criteria can be a sufficient stressor. Keep in mind that, proving each one of the three requirements above is vital to getting a PTSD claim service-connected.
Total occupational and social impairment, due to such symptoms as: gross impairment in thought processes or communication; persistent delusions or hallucinations; grossly inappropriate behavior; persistent danger of hurting self or others; intermittent inability to perform activities of daily living (including maintenance of minimal personal hygiene); disorientation to time or place; memory loss for names of close relatives, own occupation, or own name. Philadelphia, PA: 1 International Plaza, Suite 550, Philadelphia, PA, 19113
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I injured both my right knee and back while serving in the USAF. Based on this credible supporting evidence, VA granted the claim for PTSD due to MST. However, this is not the correct way to rate a mental health disorder.
For example, if a veteran has suicidal ideations, that is a 70% rating. Occupational and social impairment with occasional decrease in work efficiency and intermittent periods of inability to perform occupational tasks (although generally functioning satisfactorily, with routine behavior, self-care, and conversation normal), due to such symptoms as: depressed mood, anxiety, suspiciousness, panic attacks (weekly or less often), chronic sleep impairment, mild memory loss (such as forgetting names, directions, recent events). You may be eligible for VA 100% if your PTSD is due to MST.