February 25, 2005 M21-1, Part III
Sample: Formal finding of a lack of evidence to verify stressors
Department of Veterans Affairs
Private, John Q.
CSS 999 99 9999
Formal finding on a lack of information required to verify stressors in connection to the PTSD claim.
1. We have determined that the information required to verify the stressful events described by the veteran is insufficient to send to CURR and/or insufficient to research the case for a Marine Corps record.
2. All procedures to obtain this information from the veteran have been properly followed. Evidence of written and telephonic efforts to obtain this information is in the file. All efforts to obtain the needed information have been exhausted, and any further attempts are futile.
3. The following efforts were made in order to obtain the information necessary to verify stressful events for this PTSD claim: