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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Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:
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
Outpatient Dental Treatment
Outpatient dental treatment provided by VA includes examinations and the full spectrum of diagnostic, surgical, restorative and preventive procedures.
Veterans eligible to receive dental care include the following:
(1) veterans having service-connected and compensable dental disabilities or conditions;
(2) former prisoners of war;
(3) veterans with service-connected, noncompensable dental conditions as a result of combat wounds or service injuries;
(4) veterans with nonservice-connected dental conditions determined by VA to be aggravating a service-connected medical problem;
(5) veterans having service-connected conditions rated as permanently and totally disabling or rated 100 percent by reason of individual un-employability;
(6) veterans participating in a vocational rehabilitation program under chapter 31 of title 38;
(7) certain enrolled homeless veterans participating in specific health care programs;
(8) veterans with nonservice-connected dental conditions for which treatment was begun while the veteran was an inpatient in a VA facility when it is necessary to complete such treatment on an outpatient basis; and
(9) veterans requiring treatment for dental conditions clinically determined to be complicating a medical condition currently under treatment.
Veterans may receive one-time dental treatment for service-connected and noncompensable dental disabilities or conditions if the following conditions are met:
the dental condition can be shown to have existed at time of discharge; the veteran served on active military duty for at least 90 days,
the veteran applied to VA for dental care within 90 days of discharge or release from active duty, and the certificate of discharge does not include certification that all appropriate dental treatment had been rendered prior to discharge.
(NOTE: This 90 days after separation has bee extended to 180 days)
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