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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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
I was in 8 years 10 months. Discharged with herniated discs and migraines = 20%
I did a claim with VA in Aug 96 prior to discharge as part of Disabled Transition Assistance Program. It became lost over time even though they stated they had every thing. Now with the help of VA and the re-assignment of DAV to VFW it is proceeding and is currently in the rating board. C&P Exam was conducted by a retired chief of surgery doc that could not find any records on either MRI or Xray in medical record. I just found these at my mother house that total from 50 -100 not with all reports assigned. Called and asked if I should send them in and they said they only want reports not to send xrays. Doesnt make sense as a lot of the MRI have wax annotations on them and writting. What should I do? Also, These are the other ones I am Claiming Most were initially denied except lower back and sinusitus. Both were rated at 10% a piece, but the rating were removed and are being redone because of new evidence on a EEG on my left arm? None of this is making sense and the county VA rep is saying wait until they finish the rating, then rubutal it. Any Input would be appreciated! Also, I am ready a book by John D. Roche "How to file and collect on VA Claims" Has anyone followed this?
1. degenrated disc deases L4-S12. Para Central Right Sided Herniated3. Compression Fractures t11-124. Post Concussive Head Ache with Migraine5. Photo phobia due to headache6. Low Back Pain - was 10%7. Radio Radiculopathy Bi Lateral lower extremities8 Left Arm Condition9 Hyper Tension10 Bilateral Tenitus11.Bilateral Hearing loss12. Systomatic MVP13. Aspetus expossure14 Stanosis15 Loss of Vision16. Cronic Sinusitus - was 10%
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