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June 8, 2019

Why can’t I win my PTSD VA Disability Claim?

Last updated on March 23, 2021

We all know veterans who file a PTSD VA disability claim really want a 100% win. Listed here are the common reasons why a PTSD VA Disability Benefits claim is denied.


#1. Insufficient Evidence

Insufficient evidence is one of the main reasons why many PTSD claims are being denied. For you to win your PTSD VA disability benefits claim, make sure you gather sufficient evidence to prove that you are eligible.

This can include buddy letters, statements in support of your claim, NEXUS letters, all military medical evidence, and anything else which you can add to support your claim!

#2. Lacking PTSD Stressor

Not a clear enough service-connected PTSD stressor can cause a claim to be denied. All veterans filing for a PTSD VA disability benefits claim should have enough background of a combat or non-combat PTSD stressors.  To get a good VA disability PTSD rating, you need to show the VA you have PTSD and what causes it.


#3. Veteran’s Discharge Status Issues

Receiving a dishonorable discharge would result in denial of your PTSD claim. Veteran’s discharge status is an essential factor in winning a claim. Keep in mind that the VA does not allow VA disability payments to the veterans who have dishonorable discharges.

#4. VA Mistakes

Veterans benefits administration mistake is also a factor in why a large number of PTSD benefits claims are denied. If you think the VA wrongly denied the claim, then file the PTSD VA disability appeal as soon as possible.

Additionally, this could be because of a mistake on a C&P exam. If you need help getting this approved, check out our training on bad C&P exams here.

How to win your PTSD VA Disability Claim

Since we already discussed the factors on why a PTSD VA Disability benefits claim got denied, I will take you now to the necessary steps for how to win.

#1. Reach out to those close to you

It is essential to get statements and testimonials from people you served with and make use of them for your claim (buddy letters). Sometimes veterans records are insufficient enough to support your claim. So, you need witnesses to prove that you experienced a traumatic event. Keep in mind that you’re going to need to prove a traumatic event during active-duty service to win 100% of your  PTSD benefits claim.

#2. Fill out your application with correct information

Errors in your PTSD VA disability benefits claim application can break even a solid claim. It is critical to double-check the information you included in your application before you submit your documents to the VA.  It is a lot safer to not commit any errors in filing the forms. This is as well a simple trick that can save you lots of time later on.


#3. Patience is key

Processing a VA claim takes time. Don’t expect that your PTSD VA Disability benefits claim will be approved right away. The waiting time is unfair to the veterans but gain, successful claims are done for those who waited and put their patience during the entire process.

We have a Facebook group full of veterans who are there to support you during this waiting time. If you are an Elite or Mastery member you are invited into this group.


#4. Sufficient medical records and reports

Veterans who have strong medical evidence are more likely to win their PTSD VA disability benefits claim in no time. Make use of the documents and reports from medical doctors, psychologists, and vocational experts. Medical reports are essential to your application for your PTSD veterans disability benefits claim, and your lawyers would eventually make use of them in almost every claim that you have.

If you have any further questions on how to win your PTSD VA Disability claim, please reach out. We have helped hundreds of Veterans file for the first time or increase their current rating and WIN. If you are ready to stop getting underpaid from what you deserve, sign up for FREE here. Someone will be in contact with you within 48 hours to begin strategizing for your claim.

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VA Claims insider is an education-based coaching/consulting company. We’re here for disabled veterans exploring eligibility for increased VA disability benefits and who wish to learn more about that process. We also connect veterans with independent medical professionals in our referral network for medical examinations, disability evaluations, and credible Independent Medical Opinions & Nexus Statements (Medical Nexus Letters) for a wide range of disability conditions.

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