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Award for Major Depressive Disorder from Military Service

Client R.G. – PTSD – $235,000 in past-due benefits and $2700/month in future benefits

In 2000, the VA denied Mr. G’s claim for service connection for PTSD and awarded him only a 30% disability rating for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Mr. G hired Friedman Disability to represent him after he received an unfavorable Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) decision.

Mr. Friedman successfully represented Mr. G at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. In 2011, the VA granted Mr. G’s claim for PTSD and a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU). Mr. G. received over $235,000 in past-due disability benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Regional Office in Seattle, WA as well as future benefits exceeding $2700 per month.

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