I am a combat veteran who was diagnosed with moderate Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after getting out last year. I decided to seek treatment and, upon reevaluation, am now at a very mild rating for PTSD with no personality disorders, and no use of medications ever. I am not even eligible for disability compensation that is how NOT severe my PTSD is or ever was. I am currently in the process of trying to get my FAA Medical Certificate for a student pilot and the FAA came back wanting these extreme and expensive tests that were never conducted by my psychologist because they were deemed unnecessary. My psychologist is writing the report they requested, but I have a feeling they will dismiss it and cancel/deny my application because I only have my medical records and my psychological report and cannot afford the psychiatric evaluations and the VA cannot do them for me because they are not medically needed.
Now to my question, if they deny it, then I will reapply again, however as I am as close to 'cured' as possible when it comes to PTSD and it does not affect my reactions to stressful situations or anything that could come up in flying (I've been in a helicopter during the healing process so I know), do I just NOT put anything in the mental disorders box? And if so will they hit me back with "hey we know you applied last time with this, so you're a liar"? PTSD is a curable thing and I feel even more normal than before I even joined the military. Thanks for your time.