FALSE, In order to get service connected for PTSD, you must have a diagnosis from a doctor, treatment, and many more factors in order to get service connected for PTSD. On the flipside of this, many Veterans are under the impression that they have to serve in combat in order to be service-connect for PTSD. This too is FALSE. Even if you never left the country, served during peacetime, or were even in the Coast Guard, you can get service connected for PTSD. We reference the Coast Guard as so many Veterans we talk in the Coast Guard are under the impression that they can’t file for PTSD.