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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Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 1:39 PM
To: DON HOLLAND
Subject: Fw: USFSPA Hearing Request
THIS IS HUGE AND BREAKING NEWS!!!! IT IS THE BEST NEWS WE HAVE HAD SINCE 1998 WHEN CAPTAIN (TOP GUN) FRANK AULT GOT BOB STUMP TO ATTEMPT TO HOLD A "STEALTH HEARING" FOR US!!!!
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Hearing Request Submitted
House Armed Services Committee - Military Personnel Subcommittee
A letter request for a hearing to examine the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA) was delivered to the HASC Chairwoman Susan Davis on June 4, 2009. It was signed by Congressman Joe Wilson (SC) and co-signed by Congressman Walter Jones (NC).
Coming from the Ranking Member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, Rep. Joe Wilson, it is probable that the request will be granted. Key to this effort has not only been the Congressman's personal concern for military veterans but the emphasis and direction provided by the Watts Consultant Group and our ULSG Washington team. Without this collaboration between Trish Pownall and Doug Thomas, and personal involvement by J.C. Watts, such a direct request letter to the Chairwoman by the Ranking Member would have been very difficult to accomplish.
When granted, it is hard to predict a date the hearing will be scheduled. However, we are informed it will be sooner rather than later. With normally two or three hearings each week, we believe it will be scheduled before the summer recess, August 1. Hearings are held only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and we can expect roughly two weeks notice once the date is announced.
Coinciding with this letter delivery to the HASC is another written request for a hearing submitted to Rep Susan Davis from the National Military and Veterans Alliance (NMVA) on May 27, 2009. This letter was signed by Co-Directors Deirdre M. Parke-Holloman and Richard A Jones. The powerful NMVA represents 31 veterans groups nationwide.
Timing of ULSG efforts for USFSPA repeal in 2009 remains critical and optimal! Our members should continue corresponding with their elected officials in D.C. emphasizing the unfairness and impact of the USFSPA and calling for its repeal. Particularly write to members of the Military Personnel Subcommittee who are your elected officials. http://armedservices.house.gov/subcommittee.shtml
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