Okay here's another issue of mine please bare with me...
I was released from active duty in 2004 and placed on the TDRL (Temporary Disability Retirement List) for PTSD and Major Depression(I spent months in an Army mental hospital) and was told that I would be evaluated every 18 months to see if my condition stabilized; however, when I was released and sent home I kind of fell off the grid into deep depression and did not seek any type of treatment from the VA for my conditions, so when the 18 months came around and the Army asked for records of treatment, I could not provide them with anything, and nonetheless, they released from the TDRL with severance pay and a lonely 0 percent rating.
So here's, my question if the VA has recently rated me at 100 percent for the same conditions PTSD and MDD? Can I appeal the Army findings that caused my release from the TDRL with severance pay, meaning is it possible to re-instate my retirement? (note:" Im guessing" the army found as a failure to follow treatment protocol as stated in my instructions)
I also heard about a new law(hear say, unsure) that states if you were released with severance pay you could be re-evaluated from ARMY retirement?
Ultimately, do I have a case here, or should I just leave it alone?
Oh , and I also note that It took me a while to really step up to the plate, meaning a couple visits to civilian mental hospitals and VA mental health facilities to finally start seeking full time help from the VA, it's not like I was just lazy and didn't want the help, honestly I just wanted to be left alone and unfortunately it didn't make my conditions any better.
Thank you in advance fellow VETS.
Can anyone provide me with a good link(s) on this matter?