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?
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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?
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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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I called the BVA about my claim again today.
I really don't no why I put myself through this. It's amazing how much any contact with such a an outfit like this makes my blood pressure go up. It litterally makes me sick to try to get any information from anyone over my claim and it's status.
Around 5 weeks ago, I called the BVA status line and was informed my claim was being sent out for yet another IMO by the BVA or the RO they remanded it to. I was told it was sent to a Dr for an IMO May 27th and it takes around 60 days to get a reply.
I call today and am told it never went to the Dr yet and it's still on hold at the BVA "medical review board". The operator said once they're finished with it, then it will be sent to a Dr for an IMO. I asked if the Dr will have 60 days to respond, this time I couldn't get an answer on it.
Never, Never, Never have I ever gotten a straight answer out of any of these people and I'm not sure they are capable of providing one.
So if anyone on this board can tell me what direction the BVA may be leaning to delay or deny my claim again this time, with a medical review board, I would appreciate.
All the operator could say is the screen shows nothing other than thats where it's been and it's going for another IMO after this board gets done with it.
Tried calling PVA SO but he's out of town as usual.
Wish I could once talk to someone processing my claim that knows anything about it, be it the PVA or BVA
I never hated anything in my life before I filed a claim with the DVA.
Let me tell you all, I hate the VA with a passion and it makes me sick.
thanks for letting me rant once again.
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