Did you know that Veterans often suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and don’t even know it? Many times they endure the symptoms in silence for weeks, months, and even years, never realizing that help is available. If you have ever experienced a traumatic event while in the military and now suffer from some symptoms such as anger, pessimism, anxiety, depression, or fatigue, you may have PTSD.
In getting Service Connected for PTSD, one thing every Veteran must have is a diagnosis from a doctor. However, a diagnosis and treatment alone is not necessarily enough to get you service connected. Further, it is sometime difficult for Veterans to recall the events that occurred, or where they were during their traumatic events. If you have filed a claim for PTSD, the VA may ask for additional information in a VCAA. One of the things they may ask for is a PTSD Questionnaire. This is also sometimes referred to as a PTSD Stressor Form, or a 21-0781.
This form will ask you general questions about the traumatic event, such as when and where it happened. There will also be other general questions like your rank, assignment, what medals you may have received during this time, and a brief description of the event.
Even with a diagnosis, treatment, and this questionnaire, there is no guarantee that you will service connect for PTSD. The office of Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law is familiar with PTSD and the effects it can have on a Veteran. Call our office today to see what we can do to help you get Service Connected for PTSD: 1-877-526-3457. Or request to be contacted by filling out this form.