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
I am a 40% SC Vet whose increase and TDIU were both recently denied. I have been unable to work for 6 years. Shortly after this denial, I was succussful at my Social Security disability hearing, and was awarded full SS benefits.
I have already issued a NOD and am electing to go through the DRO appeal. I did this, because, in my opinion, I am looking for SOMEONE to say yes..first the VARO, next the DRO, then the BVA, and finally CAVC, if necessary to go that far. ( I heard someone say "NEVER GIVE UP") I am guessing that, through the appeal process, they wont take any benefits away that were given earlier, but I dont know that for sure.
My question is will a social security disability award help with my VA claim? That is, if one branch of the government says I am fully disabled, can another branch say I am not fully disabled but only 40%? The VA admits that I am Service Connected, and that I am P&T for PENSION, but not for TDIU. It seems to be a bit of a "slight of hand" for them to say I am service connected 40%, but then eligible for a NON SERVICE connected pension P&T. I guess they are saying 60% of my disabilities are non service connected, I just dont know how they seperate depression into service connected part and non service connected part of depression. I kind of thought you were either service connected for depression or not, I didnt think you could be part.
Thanks for your help
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