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.
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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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My 1st appeals claim was remanded and the wording makes the people at the RO sounds like they didn't do a bunch of crap -- when they had the information in their files. Just curious anyone got a remand like this before -- ohh and of course it says they the RO should set me up for related exams along with other stuff they said they didn't do. --- Anyone ever tried to get a decision for a PTSD whereas the place where it occurred was not a war zone but a hostile area -- one of the kind they don't talk about in countries we shouldn't be conducting military war time ops out of ????? -- I was in India staging Aircrews during the first Gulf war and I had ppl indian black camo's over take my position with shiney new amachine guns and force me up against a wall yelling at me. It was only me and a Pacer Bounce HF radio talking in C-141's -- the only thing that shows in the on line papers is that the ppl of India were not happy because they were Muslin and supported Saddam and almost over threw their President at the time and that they stopped refueling. I do have a accomodation that says something to the effect of good work for conducting military operations in non military eviroment in India. There was a Msgt that was are team leader that came down the hall of the abandon bldg in the shack out on the the flight tarmac they held him at gun point to but VA says they have his name already but not that they have contacted him -- I have no idea where he is now but have his info on my award docs -- you know social and name. What more do these F'in ppl want to prove the stressor -- they say since it was not in a combat area it has to be proven. Great so my ass could have gotten killed or if I had killed someone with my M-9 it would have been a international incident but its no stressor -- I am so pissed off right now. What do I do?
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