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 recieved a call today from the review officer in baltimore today
advising me that after going over my files i do have loss of use but
i should forward my claim for peripheral neuropathy to the BVA because
he dosn't have the power to award loss of use for my lower extremities
I have seizure disorder 100% 50% pes planus 50% bipolar and (20% cervical 10% lumbar LowBalled) also he informed me that a doctor at the
VA stated my motor sensory neuropathy was more likely hereditary this is the first time I every heard of this...I have read in my medical records were it states head,neck and back injuries caused my being thrown from truck that is not hereditary and my seizures, radiculopathy and peripheral neuropathy I feel that is the cause and if not it could be due to my epilepsy Over the years i have had severe falls and injuries .
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