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

By detailing those diagnoses and symptoms, you can earn a rating from the results of the MST. Another great resource for establishing a nexus is records from a Vet Center. Even with the new regulations passed in 2010 that make it easier for veterans with PTSD to qualify for VA benefits, a veteran with a PTSD claim will face unique challenges.

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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.

When you apply for PTSD VA disability benefits, you want to paint a complete picture of your quality of life.

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By submitting this form I consent to being called, text or emailed regarding a free consultation to determine if Disability Help Group can help me with a Social Security and/or Veteran's Disability claim. circumstantial, circumlocutory, or stereotyped speech; difficulty in understanding complex commands; impairment of short- and long-term memory (e.g., retention of only highly learned material, forgetting to complete tasks); difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships.

(, impaired impulse control (getting angry very quickly), veteran’s capacity for adjustment during periods of remission, Unit records showing date and location of unit assignments, Statements from family and/or friends who knew you before and after service. Veterans, unless they have a doctorate in psychology, are not able to officially diagnose their own mental health disorders.

According to the Department of Defense, about 13,000 women and 7,500 men experienced an MST in 2018.

After VA grants service connection for PTSD due to MST, it must determine the correct rating.

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PTSD Isn’t About What You Did, but How you Experienced It, Don’t Think You Are Alone with Your MST Claim.