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?”
Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. This process does not take long.
Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. The review requirement will usually be removed by the 6th post. However, we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.
This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before hitting the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims, and this helps us do that.
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
I received a decision in July of 2008 granting me 50% PTSD, I already had 20% for Agent Orange Diabetes 2 and 10% for each limb for peripheral neuropathy for a new total of 80%. I applied for TDIU and was denied in October of 2008. Their reasoning was that I was not found unable to secure employment since I have an MBA and am in a Ph.D. program. This is despite letters from my VA Psychologist and Psychiatrist stating that I am unable to work. I have income tax records from 2006 on showing that I have only received SSDI and VA benefits and have not been employed. I filed a NOD in December of 2008 and have secured an attorney, but he will not do anything until he receives my C file, even though I have a copy that I received last month! It has been 3 months since he sent in a request.
So, the PTSD is working overtime and I am getting more and more upset and was thinking about filing a CUE due to " RO had failed to apply the “clear and convincing evidence” standard of proof mandated by 38 C.F.R. § 3.343©(1). " that I could work.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this approach?
Link to comment
Share on other sites
Top Posters For This Question
Top Posters For This Question
Shark 4 posts
Berta 3 posts
deltaj 2 posts
LarryJ 2 posts
Jun 17 2009
Jun 16 2009
Jun 18 2009
Sep 2 2009
16 answers to this question
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.