I will scan it and let you all read it later to see what we need to do now. We have NOT heard anything from his DAV rep. They didnt notify us of ANYTHING since them being appointed.
Anyway, from what we gathered in the letter, they verified he was combat, they verified that he was diagnosed, they verified he was in country. so because he didnt remember exact days and times of them taking enemy fire while in the air, he was denied?????
I thought the new regs were that if he was diagnosed with the PTSD that they didnt have to verify dates and times, etc.
Combat Veteran PTSD
A PTSD claim for a combat veteran (and POWs) can be significantly easier to prove then the next two types of posttraumatic stress disorder claims that I will talk about. The reason these claims are a bit easier to win is that once the veteran shows he has a diagnosis of PTSD and is able to show he was in combat (such as by medal, combat badge, or service records etc.) the VA is required to accept the veterans testimony about the claimed stressor and, therefore, the requirement of corroboration is not needed. This is as long as; there is no clear and convincing evidence to the contrary. So in most cases if the veteran has proof he was in combat, then you will probably only have to show a current diagnosis of PTSD and medical evidence linking his current PTSD to his in-service stressor during combat.
Have to go pay bills and will return later.
Any help or insight will be helpful