Monday, March 4, 2013

QR Gets Vietnam Vet Service-Connected for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Our client from Westmoreland County applied for, and was denied, service-connection for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  He had a previous unfavorable decision.  

The Army veteran served a year-long tour in Vietnam.

QR helped the client appeal his Ratings Determination to the Regional Office in Pittsburgh.  A hearing was held with a Decision Review Officer and which point testimony was taken from the veteran regarding his experiences and his treatment.

Working with the client's treating psychiatrist, QR was able to attack the thoroughness and credibility of the examinations performed by the Veterans Administration.  

Following the hearing, a favorable Statement of the Case was issued granting full service-connection.  The veteran was awarded an ongoing disability percentage, and, retroactive benefits back to the day of his application.



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