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  1. Okay, so I know that a lot of times, insomnia is put under the symptoms of PTSD, however, I am trying to get it as a separate condition ( that insomnia is now worsened by my PTSD). I was treated for insomnia (with medications) while active duty. I was not diagnosed with PTSD until several years AFTER I was discharged, and after years of being on medications to treat my insomnia. I have tried putting in for the insomnia, and they keep putting it under PTSD and denying the claim-I even put in for a higher review, which was just quickly (20 days) denied. I am now sending in my medical records while active duty (because apparently they are not even looking at these), but I am wondering if anyone has any idea/verbiage, etc.. to get them to look at my insomnia as a separate claim from PTSD? My PTSD has increased now to 70%, and they are listing insomnia under symptoms, but, again, the insomnia was being treated for years, while active duty, and BEFORE PTSD was diagnosed AFTER being discharged..... Side note: I am personally not submitting these claims. I am working with a VSO, who is working on this claim... Also of note: I am not having breathing issues/CPAP; I cannot fall asleep or stay asleep, (even with some serious medications being prescribed). And the insomnia has gotten worse as my PTSD has also worsened......
  2. There are 4 class actions suits you should know about: (and my short summary) 1. Wolfe vs Wilkie If your bills for emergency treatment have been denied by VA, check out Wolfe, it may have been done illegally. 2. Godsey vs Wilkie If your BVA appeal has been delayed more than 18 months, then consider contacting NVLSP about it. 3. Sabo vs USA Thousands of Iraq and Afghanastan Vets were "supposed" to be discharged with a 50 percent PTSD rating, and VA denied those illegally. 4. Nehmer and Blue water Navy Vets: There are conditions which are presumptive for Agent Orange, and you may deserve benefits (retro), as the VA may have improperly denied you or given you a unfavorable effective date where you deserve more. If any of these apply to you, contact NVLSP: https://www.nvlsp.org/what-we-do/class-actions/ NVLSP should represent you at no charge if you meet their criteria, especially on the above, but their representation is NOT limited to these class action suits.
  3. I wanted to start a new thread because I didn't want to mess up richard 1954's post. Does anyone know for real why the VA Benefit people bend over backwards to deny veteran's claims. I was told a while back by a VSO who should know that they certainly had a quota to disposition claims.; so many a week or a month.I also heard that the managers, but not the lower tier workers, got some kind of bonus for "cost savings." What are those"cost savings?"Do they actually get financially rewarded for denying or making lower rated decisions some how? There has to be some actual truth to this kind of thought because of some of the ways these claims get denied. They ignore facts, don't read the evidence we high light for them, apply wrong diagnostic codes, combine separate disabilities, etc.,etc. Anyone got any knowledge of where we can find any facts if it is indeed financial?
  4. Trying to get a consensus of what most of the common denials are. If anyone can give some examples and what their reasoning was..........
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