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.
Knowledgeable 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 massive, 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.
Post straightforward questions and then post background information.
Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
Rephrase the question: I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
Question B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
Rephrase the question: I was involved in a 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?
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I'm not sure if I should reopen my 0% rated folliculitis (They gave it a 7899-7806 diagnostic code) for increase, or file a new claim for dermatitis/excema (code 7806).
Brief Summary: Initially claimed skin rashes, They came and went on various parts of my body during active duty which was medically documented.
When the C&P exam took place The Dermatology examiner noted that forehead and temple rashes were in remission and that both buttocks had rashes that were less than 5% of the body. I was awarded service connection at the 0 percentage rate.
That was around 8 years ago..the rashes kept resurfacing on various parts of my body since then.
More recently I have been experiencing more widespread breakouts that have covered large areas..i.e whole leg, whole trunk etc..
I have been treated for these more severe reoccurrences at the VA with topical corticosteroid creams and steroid injections. I also have had my wife take pictures.
The skin condition has been diagnosed as various different things..folliculitis, excema, dermatitis and psoriasis!
I am leaning towards reopening the 0% and requesting an increase in rating due to increased severity.
What approach should I take? Thanks for any and all input!
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