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
Hi all, I am rated 100% disabled, 40% from gunshot wounds and 70% PTSD.. I know I cannot work. I have applied for SSD and also had all my medical records from all my doctors, VA and Outside Doctors which I took up to the SS meating. I hear a lot of people saying They always (mostly) turn you down the first time, or they want to find a way for you to work. Well, that doesn't make sense if I cannot work due to the VA 100%. If they said I could work, would I not lost my 100% rating. Seems like it does not make sense. They also informed me that it would be 5 weeks before they received any other paperwork needed from my doctors. And usually takes 5-12 months before you hear anything back. Then if an appeal would be needed then you're looking for another 12-18 months. This prep work is being done by an outside agency and the person that spoke to me on the phone sounded coldlike. What are the chances other then 50/50 that SSD would be approved without the need for an appeal. Thanks for any replys
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