We are not identical. Our experiences were not the same. We are all different. So what is said here may not apply to your case. This website is for knowledge only. The experts are the MST Coordinators.

You need to know about Tonic Immobility, IBS, MST, PTSD, TBI, VSARD, DSM-5, or VSO to achieve your goal of a 100% Disability Rating. You need to learn more than you thought you would ever know.  Knowledge is the aggregated information, facts, skills, and understanding about a subject that a person gains through education, experience, and reasoning.

MY MAIN POINT… Some MST Victims are confused lost souls without a compass. If you need help to get your priorities straight contact the VA MST Coordinators for your mental health problems. For help with disability compensation related to MST, please contact the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) MST Outreach Coordinator at your local VBA Regional Office.

File for all your disabilities that were caused by MST to receive compensation to cover your living expenses. A 100% Disability Rating is your goal. To get that you must file for all the disabilities your MST caused. These Injuries/Wounds are caused by MST. What are the Trauma Effects?

Do something to help yourself by “Coping with Traumatic Stress Reactions”.

To receive composition you have to prove you experienced MST. Evidence Needed for A Disability Claim Based on MST. Don’t be discouraged. The way to approach it is to Write Your Story using the VA Markers which will help you Write Your Claim for PTSD and everything else the MST Caused. You deserve Compensation if you have any disability that took place during your military service.  This website will help you. 

You have to know about both sides of the VA.  They are the Veterans Health Administration – VHA for Healthcare and the Veterans Benefits Administration – VBA for Disability Compensation.  They are separate organizations. The healthcare side will give medical care for your disability but has nothing to do with your disability claims. Health Records are shared between them. Here is some Helpful Information about how this system works.

VSARD (Veteran Affairs Schedule for Rating Disabilities) is 38 CFR Book C, Schedule for Rating Disabilities.   It is the guide for evaluating the severity of disabilities resulting from all types of diseases and injuries encountered as a result of or incident that took place while in military service. The degree of severity is expressed as a percentage rating determining the monthly compensation amount.  Look up every conceivable disease or injury that took place during your military service. 


You cannot file a claim for MST. You will file a claim for what MST caused mentally and physically. PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is the most common mental health condition filed for. Do not let anyone say your PTSD was caused during your childhood or before or after your service. 

Have you heard about Contreltophobia also called  Agraphobia;  it is the fear or phobia of being sexually abused, assaulted, or raped. This fear goes beyond the “normal” fear of this happening since it is logical to be afraid of being raped or abused. It creates AGORAPHOBIA which is covered by  VSARD CFR 4.130 9412 Anxiety Disorders

“Why couldn’t I stop it?” Learn about Tonic Immobility.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects millions worldwide, causing abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits. According to research, people who have been through trauma are also more likely to develop irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, which causes you to have pain in your belly, as well as other symptoms. While there is no cure for IBS, treatment can help reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. For veterans with IBS, disability benefits may be available through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  VA Ratings for irritable bowel syndrome under 38 CFR § 4.114, diagnostic code 7319 for Irritable Colon Syndrome. VA disability ratings for IBS range from 0 to 10 to 30 percent, depending on the severity of symptoms. 

VA Mental Health diagnoses PTSD using  DSM-5 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

VA Disability Compensation rates PTSD by using the General Rating Formula for Mental Disorders that shows what percentage of the compensation you are entitled to.

I know nothing about how DSM-5 is combined with the General Rating Formula for PTSD compensation.

TBI Traumatic Brain Injury. PTSD is frequently a secondary service connected to TBI, with both conditions resulting from the same event, and sharing many of the same symptoms.  How severely were you beaten into submission when you were raped?

A Veterans Service Organization acts on your behalf in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for VA benefits (38 U.S.C. 5902, 5903, and 5904). The VA is a bureaucracy full of paperwork and steps we must take. Contact these professionals on how to deal with the VA.  Search for a VSO in your area to start filing your disability claims. They know about what  Types of VA Disability Claims there are and when to file them. Every time you receive a letter from the VA about your claims go to your VSO. Never ignore anything from the VA.

Contact a VSO to file claims:

It is extremely important that you have advised your Primary Care Physician that you are suffering from everything you have filed a claim for.  You do not have to tell this physician about your MST.  That is between you and the VA MST COORDINATOR.

  • PTSD or TBI both are very similar.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Agoraphobia
  • Panic Attacks 
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Sleeping Disorders 
  • Eating Disorders 
  • Hearing Loss and Tinnitus and Vertigo.
  • File for everything you find yourself suffering from physically and mentally that is covered in VSARD.

For Older Veterans, if you think you missed the boat for a Disability Rating think again.

PTSD symptoms may be worse in later years as veterans age. Learn how as an older Veteran, you may still be affected by your past events during your service. There are tips to find help as well.  Here is another study about how older VIETNAM ERA Veterans start suffering from PTSD and Depression nearing their 8th Decade.

If you feel out of control and need serious help NOW: START HERE.