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
Quick synopsis - My husband had a massive stroke last year as a result of high blood pressure ruptuing a vessel in the brain - lost complete use of left side of body. Still has no use. Needs constant care from both me and my dad (moved in with us so I could work - thank God), applied for Social security disability - received award letter less than 3 months after applying last year - then decided that since husband was diagnosed for first time ever and treated for high blood pressure while in Japan as a Naval gunfire officer, we would try for comp claim with VA. That was last October that we applied. Had hubby call VA for update and they said that his claim just went to rating board July 1 and that we should hear something in 60 days or less. Is this good? I sent all medical records I had on me and they say they are processing his "application for service-connected compensation for stroke secondary to hypertension" as well as claim for special monthly compensation. Do we have a shot? Does it mean that he can still be denied? We have tried not to call and I have just figured that we would get denied and that would be that, but I feel good that it made it to the rating board? Would it have been denied by now? Does giving them the social security disability info. help? All of the things that occurred with Social security, applying and getting awarded all happened less than a year ago, I guess I figured they would utilize whatever ss had already done, which would mean less leg work for VA, but being new to this - I don't know.
Thanks for all advice :P
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