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?
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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
Ok to be as brief as possible, I have been SC since 1986 when I fell 50 feet in a training accident. Medical discharge from Army at 40%. Fought long and hard for increases (mainly for pain) throughout the years when in October of 2008 I was diagnosed with PTSD from a VA hospital/Social worker, etc. In the mail today, I received my "Decision" from my C&P exam which was for the PTSD (March 12, 2009). Here is what it states…. SC for Posttraumatic stress disorder is granted with an evaluation of 50 percent effective June 8, 2007. An evaluation of 100 percent is assigned from March 12, 2009. It goes further, with reasons then in the last paragraph it states "We have assigned a 100% evaluation effective the date the evidence shows increase, VA exam dated 3-12-2009. Since there is a likelihood of improvement, the assigned evaluation is not considered permanent and is subject to a future review examination. So question 1: Am I considered 100% SC veteran now and can they take it away?
Here is question 2: I currently have appeals in place which are mainly listed as secondary issues due to the SC Back 20% and Ankle 20%? Today I also received a letter asking if I wanted to keep the appeal in place, and if I did I could submit more evidence. I also received two phone calls (they left messages) asking if I still needed the copies of the records I had requested. (since being on this site I learned to request copies) thanks so much. I would appreciate any advise as now it appears I will be getting 100% but not sure I am still in a war???????????
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