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    Tips on posting on the forums.

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.
    2. Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.

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    Post clear questions and then give background info on them.

    Examples:

    • A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
      • was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
    • B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
      • I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?

    This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.

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    • Miken2c74 Here's my two cents. Question #1 You are absolutely correct; the VA sends it to VES, one of a few subs that they contract for C&P's. Since the US has veterans overseas, they also contract with VES to do those where they can access. Otherwise, as you are well aware, there are serious logistic problems getting it done otherwise back in the states. Problem is, the VA's legal beagles never thought to tie that lose end. What I suspect, however, is that if you persist, they will schedule your C&P back here. If you don't comply, they will deny because your failure to comply.Question #2-no comment. Now, you may be correct that they will send it to you and you bring with you. The contacted examiner has to be fully aware of the arrangement and and willing to go along. As company policy, I don't believe that they can accept medical evidence from the veteran. Some will, but it isn't regular procedure; that's what I was told. So, your exam may take a while longer as he has to read your info for the first time.You, my friend, are between what is called a rock and a hard place. One thing I thought of is see if you can just use your claim number and redact your name and ssn on all of the paperwork. And if you get it back directly instead of going back to the VA, you could add that info back on. Don't see them doing that option at all. They would send it, probably electronically, direct to the VA.
    • It could be that an error was made by the rater and it was corrected.  You'll know for sure if you get another letter.  
    • Agree.  Most of us have "limited time" where we can answer questions.  I dont monitor hadit 24 hours a day, I may get on for a half hour a day, but even then not every day.  So I have to chose which questions to answer.  And, I have to do that quickly.   I really dont like to answer questions that have been answered already many times.  But, I do know not everyone is good at searches so, sometimes I do that.   I also dont like to answer "how long does it take VA to ....?" questions either because no one knows.  I am sympathetic, there, tho, because THAT is the number one question I wanted to know.."How soon will I get my benefits?".   And VA doesnt do it like social security, who tells claimants they can expect a decision in 90 to 120 days.  
    • You dont need to do anything else right now, "Unless" you intend to appeal the Board Decision, because you have a short fuze to do that, and you should act now if you intend to appeal the board decision.  Remember, you can appeal "anything" of the board decision, such as disability percentage, effective date, or denial of one or more conditions, even if one or more was granted.  
    • Most of us dont really like to comment on "what ebenefits says"...and for very good reasons.  However, if your letter generator says 80 percent, that is usually accurate.  So, Congratulations!!!
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      All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

      Tips on posting on the forums.

      Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.


      Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.


      Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.


      Leading to:

      Post clear questions and then give background info on them.

      Examples:

      A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?


      I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?



      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?

      I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?



      This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.

      Note:

      Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.

      This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before they hit the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims and this helps us do that.
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    • Exams that were being sent strictly to contractors before, due to VAMCs not being open, are starting to be routed back to VAMCs. This is going forward from last Friday- not sure if prior scheduled exams will be re-created for VAMC vs vendor.
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    • Mere speculation in your VA C and P exam

      M21-1, Part III, Subpart iv, Chapter 3, Section D – Examination Reports III.iv.3.D.2.r. Examiner Statements that an Opinion Would be Speculative Pay careful attention to any conclusion by the examiner that an opinion could not be provided without resorting to mere speculation (or any similar language to that effect). VA may only accept a medical examiner’s … Continue reading
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