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?
This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial of your claim?”
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You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons …Continue reading
Found out some things and I know I'm not the only one here these things happen too. I'd have to say pete53's motto or quote is right if you don't have a copy of your c-file you might be spinning your wheels. I just received mine 3 weeks ago and really I can't make much of it but after reading and going through it many times after receiving a denial back in Feb08 I wish I could say I was shocked to find many things and this was a denial that was 2 and a half years in the making so I had a ton of evidence by the time my turn rolled around. Besides screwing Veterans for bonuses my file was just shot off as a denial, maybe because of the pressure to complete back log claims maybe just plain laziness or just to deny a good claim. Very little was done if any at all. I wish I could say don't let this happen to you but on your second time through the date stamp will tell the tell and is king and I have more ammo to fight my claim more easily and effortlessly than ever. But without the help of the people here I could have been effortlessly screwed. Thanks for putting me in the right direction and on track.Edited by yoggie2 (see edit history)
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