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
Hey: I'm new to this forum so, Hey to all of you and I could use a little help. I recently received a determination from the VA giving me 10% for ringing in my ears, and also got 0% for hearing loss. A couple of years ago I tried to get disability for my heart - I had a stent put in in 2006 - but was turned down even though I was hospitalized in Germany for test after xray showed and enlarged heart. I sent and reviewed my service record and aa number of things popped put at me. When i enlisted (USN) in April 1970, I had to have my blood opressure taken by an outside doctor because it came up high. the four readings I have on the Report of Medical Examination form 88 shows the following readings: 162/76, 166/70, 160/76, 164/80. I went to a doctor and he took the BP over a few days and I got in (crazy as it sounds, I wanted to go in!) so then, I'm in Germany, and they call me on this enlarged heart, do all kinds of tests, then says it's nothing, no heart disease found. The I'm getting out after four years, I'm stationed in Scotland, and my BP readings are as follows: 134/86, 126/86, 130/80, and then down below, in what looks like felt tip marker, net to a signature (not mine) is 136/76 - an average? or just the number that needed to be there to get me out? Any chance I might be able to get a SC for high blood pressure?
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