Posted on: Friday, January 12, 2018
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Does a PTSD-combat diagnosis result in an automatic 100% VA disability rating?
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Question:

I was recently told that if you have been dx'd with PTSD-combat that it is an auto 100% disability from the VA. Any truth to that?

Thank you and thank you for helping my fellow Vets, Mike

Jim's Response:

No, absolutely not. PTSD and other mental health conditions are rated from 0% service connected to 100% service connected depending on the circumstances. PTSD may arise from combat as well as many other life threatening circumstances.  Every veteran will manage his or her PTSD symptoms differently so different ratings are appropriate. Additionally, most 100% PTSD ratings are temporary ratings that are subject to future examinations.

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