I am trying to help my friend with a problem. he was hon discharged for schizoid personality disorder in october, 1983 from the navy. in novemeber, 1983, he applied for sc mental/psychiatric disorder. in july, 1985, the va said he had chronic adjustment disorder but did not give him a percentage since this disorder was not payable at that time. sometime in 2000, he reopened his claim and was quickly answered, same thing, you have CAD but no percentage since it was not payable but guess what, as of november, 1996, it had become payable. At that time or in 1985 was he service connected for CAD due to the pers do by the va and should he had been given at least 0 or 10% ? since 1983, he has been treated and diagnosed for many different psychiatric disorders and finally in 2008 he was granted ssdi for bipolar do, social anxiety disorder, and major depression. what do you all think of this ? your opinions will be welcome about this and what could possibly be done. thank you very much for your time.