Sufferer Police Officers (with prior military) being treated at VA for CPTSD incurred as a police officer. Anyone experiencing this?

gumshoe

Learning
Welcome!

Did the dispatch thing for 23 so I'm happy to boss you around and tell ya where to go 😁

Yep -- just finished up a five year fight with the VA. Totally worth it once it was over but made me pretty suicidal a couple times during the fight. This place has been a godsend for keeping me together and I truly don't know what would have happened if I didn't have my pack here.

First up, if you don't already have one get a VSO (veteran service officer). You can find them thru the VA but mine were thru the American Legion and the Local Vet Center. They can walk you thru the whole process. Work with them to get your application in ASAP because that will be your start date- which also means it's the date you will get back pay for once you win the case.

Know going in that it's going to be a shitshow. As in your approvals will depend on if the person looking at your file got laid the night before and are in a good mood. Ya. Seriously.
That's the one thing my VSOs didn't really prepare me for -- but a couple of them said my case was a cluster from the very beginning so yours might not take as long or be as complicated.

Try to think of EVERYTHING that you can track back to your military days that might hit what could cause ptsd. Don't do the "oh it wasn't that bad" thing that we in public safety always default to. I only got past that block when my T said " I want you to write down every single time you have said "oh ya, this happened" with a laugh and the person talking to you has looked at you with the WTF DID YOU JUST SAY? face."

Cause ya, that's a thing.
Who knew? LOL

I'm usually around so lemme know how I can help....
oh don't make me have to repeat myself!!!! 😁 😁
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gumshoe

Learning
Welcome!

Did the dispatch thing for 23 so I'm happy to boss you around and tell ya where to go 😁

Yep -- just finished up a five year fight with the VA. Totally worth it once it was over but made me pretty suicidal a couple times during the fight. This place has been a godsend for keeping me together and I truly don't know what would have happened if I didn't have my pack here.

First up, if you don't already have one get a VSO (veteran service officer). You can find them thru the VA but mine were thru the American Legion and the Local Vet Center. They can walk you thru the whole process. Work with them to get your application in ASAP because that will be your start date- which also means it's the date you will get back pay for once you win the case.

Know going in that it's going to be a shitshow. As in your approvals will depend on if the person looking at your file got laid the night before and are in a good mood. Ya. Seriously.
That's the one thing my VSOs didn't really prepare me for -- but a couple of them said my case was a cluster from the very beginning so yours might not take as long or be as complicated.

Try to think of EVERYTHING that you can track back to your military days that might hit what could cause ptsd. Don't do the "oh it wasn't that bad" thing that we in public safety always default to. I only got past that block when my T said " I want you to write down every single time you have said "oh ya, this happened" with a laugh and the person talking to you has looked at you with the WTF DID YOU JUST SAY? face."

Cause ya, that's a thing.
Who knew? LOL

I'm usually around so lemme know how I can help.....
 
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