#109: PTSD VS Somatic Symptom Disorder, Know the Difference!


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Insiders, PTSD and somatic symptom disorders are both classified as mental health ratings under 38 CFR Part 4. Did you know you could technically carry a rating for both? PTSD is the most commonly know and referenced mental health condition but somatic symptom disorder also known as a lifestyle impact claim is now another way veteran can seek service connection. Join Veteran Coaches Dr. Adam Castro and Horace Thompson as they dive into the similarities and differences of PTSD and Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD). This is one topic you don't want to miss! Are you finally ready to get the VA disability rating and compensation YOU deserve? If you need some help with your VA disability claim, join VA Claims Insider Elite TODAY and get started on your VA disability claim for FREE: https://vaclaimsinsider.com/elite-mem...

***Video Timestamps & Resources*** ⏩ 00:00 VA Claims Insider Introduction ⏩ 00:15 Introducing VC's Adam Castro & Horace Thompson ⏩ 01:30 Somatic Symptom Disorder is a secondary claim ⏩ 03:38 SSD is a disorder that can't be explained ⏩ 07:00 SSD won't affect your ability to own a firearm ⏩ 12:00 Be able to speak to your symptoms ⏩ 17:40 VA disability process can be difficult ⏩ 22:00 You can build on a 0% service connection ⏩ 27:00 Documented trauma helps in PTSD claims ⏩ 30:30 Don't down play your symptoms ⏩ 36:00 Disability claims doesn't mean your weak ⏩ 44:00 You Served, You Deserve, get your benefits

* PTSD is among the easiest VA disability claims to win * According to the easiest VA claims to win data, PTSD is in the top 3 across all groups of veterans. Here’s some interesting VA data regarding the PTSD rating scale for veterans receiving VA disability compensation for PTSD in 2021: - 2.2% of all VA disability recipients for PTSD have a 0% PTSD rating. - 7.1% of all VA disability compensation claim recipients for PTSD have a 10% VA rating for PTSD. - 23.7% of all VA compensation claim recipients for PTSD have a 30% VA PTSD rating. - 25.9% of all VA disability recipients for PTSD have a 50% PTSD rating. - 28.0% of all VA claim recipients for PTSD have a 70% rating for PTSD. - 13.1% of all VA disability claim recipients have a 100% PTSD rating.

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