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
I was awarded 30% PTSD as of June 15, 2006, as a single Veteran, bringing my total compensation to 40% disability, (10% tinnitus since 2004). That was after I disagreed with their original Feb, 2008 effective date. In the same NOD where I disputed the effective date, I disagreed with the 30%, and stated that I should receive compensation for my dependent spouse and custodial granddaughters. I got the PTSD effective date amended several months ago, but the dependence issue was still under review, as well as the % of PTSD.
Three weeks ago I received a VA letter granting the spouse dependent, but denying the granddaughters because they were not adopted. OK, I understand this, but the spousal inclusion was effective as of Feb, 2008, which is when I sent in the NOD. I put in another NOD, via my Service Officer in the American Legion, saying that the spouse ought to be effective from June 2006, just like the PTSD, when I went above 10%. The 30% disagreement is still pending.
I spoke to my American Legion person, and she said they will only give me the dependent as of the time I asked for it, that my NOD will likely be denied.
Anybody have any information on this. Does not seem right.
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