After a decade of helping veterans, I have to say that we don't see phonies who are trying to game the VA system. Although the critics of the VA often say there is rampant fraud, we see the legitimate vets who can't prove service connection because of poor record keeping by the DOD. Sure in a government system as big as VA there are going to be fraudulent claims. But to suggest that PTSD is an easy claim to fraudulently make seems over the top. There is a recent AP article that will cause a new round of hardships for legitimate claimants as people clamor that more must be done to stop the fraud.