Once I found the "formula" for VA Compensation,
I have assisted 2,000+ with their claims

1.  A Diagnosis of (PTSD, MST,

Anxiety and or Depression, Back

pain, etc.)

2.  A Nexus, or link to Service. 

Example:  After reviewing Jerry's
medical records, it is my opinion,

more likely than not, that his
PTSD, (or what you are filing for

that matches the diagnosis in
number 1) is a direct result of

personal trauma that he experienced
while on active duty.

3.  A piece of Evidence

(such as the loss of a foot) or in

the case of Military Sexual Trauma,

creating the list of markers (see below).

4. A Global Assessment of functioning

(for pysch claims) under 50.

Add your stressor letter, and you are

done.  You WIN.  This is NOT
rocket science, people.



> * alternative evidence might still

establish an in-service stressful

incident.  Behavior changes

that occurred at the time of the

incident may indicate the occurrence

of an in-service stressor.

> Examples of behavior changes that

might indicate a stressor are (but are not limited to):

> (a) Visits to a medical or counseling

clinic or dispensary without a specific diagnosis

or specific ailment;

> (b) Sudden requests that the veteran's

military occupational seriesor duty

assignment be changed without other


> (c) Lay statements indicating increased

use or abuse of leave without an apparent

reason such as family obligations or family


> (d) Changes in performance and

performance evaluations;

> (e) Lay statements describing episodes

of depression, panic attacks or anxiety

but no identifiable reasons for the episodes;

> (f) Increased or decreased use of

prescription medications;

> (g) Increased use of over-the-counter


> (h) Evidence of substance abuse such

as alcohol or drugs;

> (i) Increased disregard for military or

civilian authority;

> (j) Obsessive behavior such as

overeating or undereating;

> (k) Pregnancy tests around the time

of the incident;

> (l) Increased interest in tests for HIV

or sexually transmitted diseases;

> (m) Unexplained economic or social

behavior changes;

> (n) Treatment for physical injuries

around the time of the claimed trauma

but not reported as a result of the trauma;

> (o) Breakup of a primary relationship.

In personal assault claims, secondary

evidence may need interpretation by a

clinician, especially if it involves behavior

changes. Evidence that documents such

behavior changes may require

interpretation in relationship to the medical

diagnosis by a neuropsychiatric physician.

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