VA Form 21-0781, Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for PTSD - also known as the VA PTSD Form 21-0781 - is a specific application form issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The form has to be filled out by every person who is placing a claim for PTSD - or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - with the Department. The claimants have to document the event or series of events that led to the disorder during their military service.
Veterans with a Purple Heart award, a Combat Infantryman Badge, or a Combat Action Ribbon may not be asked to fill out the form when applying for a VA disability compensation. The VA should notify you if the filing is necessary.
The latest version of the form was released on July 1, 2017, with the previous edition obsolete. An up-to-date VA Form 21-0781 fillable version is available for digital filing and download below or can be found on the VA website.
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