Posted on May 25, 2019
AN Caitlin Schiefelbein
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All my dd-214 says is a condition not a disability but it doesn't say what. When I signed the papers at legal it said mixed anxiety with depression. I talked to a recruiter a few months after getting out and he wanted me to track down the records and I had no luck so I gave up. The VA also has no documentation of it from what I can see. However the VA has this listed under disabilities Generalized anxiety disorder Active Psychosis/GW Mental. But it isn't listed as rated. I've never taken medication for it and I honestly feel I no longer have any problems with it.
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1SG Claims Assistant
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Key item for getting back in the Navy Reserve is the separation code and whether it was found to be that you committed misconduct (not getting back in), were unsuitable for military service (highly unlikely that you will get a waiver for return to service), or it was deemed a disqualifying medical condition (you have a shot at a waiver with a good doctor's note).
It is the three letter/ number code at the bottom of your DD214.
What does it say?
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LTC Jason Mackay
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SSgt Jim Gilmore or 1SG (Join to see) with a mental health disability rating, does the VA have to evaluate you in order to see a percentage for compensation?

AN Caitlin Schiefelbein Are you saying the VA awarded you zero percent for that mental health condition? do you have all your medical records from your prior service? If you do not, recommend you request them from the NPRC. Also recommend you re-tag this question with the VA tag, they are an official RP partner and have prescence on RP. Type RE Code into the search box on RP. There is a topic page with links to resources to assist people with getting records, changing discharges, and re-entry issues.

What particularly did the Recruiter want to see? Remember the recruiter initiates a waiver process based off your DD214, but doesn't have the final say in its processing. That goes to a central place for a determination. He just has an idea of supporting documents that will be requested or needed by the approval authority. You may have to see a civilian provider to be evaluated to determine if you were misdiagnosed or it was a temporary condition that would allow you to reenlist as determined by MEPS.

You say you have a VA claim determination? They would have all your medical records to make that determination. Your inability To track it down may have been the timing between your separation and the physical transition of your records to NPRC itself. Have you and a recruiter skimmed through your medical records on the eBenefits Dashboard?

In the end, you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. Find a reserve recruiter and run the bases. It's the only way to be sure.
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What he describes means it was reported, but not evaluated as Service-Connected (or more likely, service aggravated). This is important to the OP as it establishes continuing care from a VAMC.
In order to be rated by VA, he will need a C&P exam.
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SSgt Jim Gilmore
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The VA or one of its contractors would need to schedule the veteran for a C & P exam. Those results, based on the evaluation, are what helps the VA raters make decisions. With an anxiety and depression notation there's a lot of wiggle room. It could be as simple as soldier does not play well with others to a full blown PTSD case. That's the reasoning. The VA is not going to take write ups in the STR alone to decide a case.
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AN Caitlin Schiefelbein No one can provide you with odds on getting into the Navy Reserves. Type "RE-3G" into the search bar to find other posts dealing with this code. Your best source of information is talking to a Nave Reserve Recruiter.
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