Category: PTSD

VA PTSD Rating Criteria Explained

VA PTSD Rating Criteria Explained VA PTSD Rating Criteria

Hi Veterans, in this post, we will be exploring the VA PTSD Rating Criteria in detail. VA ratings for PTSD depend on the frequency, severity, and duration of a veteran’s mental health symptoms over time. The more severe the veteran’s PTSD symptoms (and the more negative impact those symptoms have on his/her occupational and social impairment), the […]

5 Tips to Improve Your VA PTSD Claim

5 Tips to Improve Your VA PTSD Claim VA PTSD Claim

This is the ultimate guide to improving your VA PTSD claim in 2020. All VA claims for PTSD depend upon the Frequency, Severity, and Duration of your mental health symptoms over time, and more specifically, your current level of Occupational and Social Impairment. Translation: You MUST be able to explain HOW your PTSD is negatively […]

How to Get a 100% VA Rating for PTSD Caused by MST

How to Get a 100% VA Rating for PTSD Caused by MST How to Get a 100% VA Rating for PTSD Caused by MST

It is estimated that 1/4 women veterans and 1/100 male veterans experienced MST, according to the DAV. With this alarming statistic, it is crucial to know what to do to get a VA rating for Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and PTSD today. If you have PTSD as a result of MST, we are here to […]

How to Increase VA Disability Rating for PTSD in 3 Steps

How to Increase VA Disability Rating for PTSD in 3 Steps How to Increase VA Disability Rating for PTSD

In this post, I’m sharing my simple, 3-step process so disabled veterans with a current PTSD rating can learn how to increase VA disability rating for PTSD in less time. Hi Veterans, Brian Reese here, VA disability claim expert, and founder of VA Claims Insider. In the past 3 years, I’ve seen over 5,000 VA […]

I’m a Veteran with PTSD, how do I file?

I’m a Veteran with PTSD, how do I file? veterans and ptsd

It’s time to get real about the Mental Health disability, PTSD. PTSD and violence can affect people differently after leaving active duty. This is why it’s critical to be up to date on what you qualify for and what that looks like for you! PTSD is a topic often avoided by anyone and everyone that […]

Veterans Diagnosed with PTSD

Veterans Diagnosed with PTSD veterans diagnosed with ptsd

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) occurs in many who have experienced trauma from combat, abuse, disasters, etc. However, filing a VA Claim for your PTSD and being forced to answer questions about the event can be difficult, frustrating, and prevents many Veterans from even trying. Who can experience PTSD? By no means is PTSD a rare […]

PTSD VA Rating Statistics – The Insider’s Guide

PTSD VA Rating Statistics – The Insider’s Guide PTSD VA Rating Statistics

While PTSD VA rating statistics vary, it is estimated that veterans are FOUR times (4x) as likely to have PTSD compared to those who didn’t serve in the military. A veteran’s PTSD VA rating is determined by your level of occupational and social impairment over time. This subjective assessment is made by the VA Rater […]

How to File a VA Claim for MST PTSD

How to File a VA Claim for MST PTSD MST PTSD

Sadly, a veteran may have MST PTSD due to an in-service incident, such as a rape, assault, battery, robbery, mugging, stalking, or other form of harassment. For VA disability purposes, PTSD MST VA claims are an extremely personal and sensitive issue, and oftentimes lack sufficient evidence to prove that the in-service stressor event occurred. In […]

How to Get a VA Rating for PTSD and Depression

How to Get a VA Rating for PTSD and Depression VA Rating for PTSD and Depression

Veterans, in this post, I break down the VA Rating for PTSD and Depression. VA claims for PTSD and Depression are rated on the same general scale according to CFR 38, Part 4, Schedule for Rating Disabilities, General Rating Formula for Mental Disorders. In order to get a VA rating for PTSD and Depression, you […]