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 am currently waiting for the BVA to act on my appeal for service connection for thoracolumbar spine and an increase for my major depressive disorder currently rated at a joking 10%. As you can see, I am currently at 80% with my major condition being bi-lateral carpal tunnel syndrome at 30 for right and 20 for left. I am working now, but my depression is getting worse and my ability to perform my job is declining. I use an excessive amount of sick leave every year. I am planning on approaching my VA psych about signing a letter stating I cannot continue to work.
Sorry to be long winded, my question is: can I add a request for TDIU to my BVA appeal case or should I submit a separate request to the region for TDIU. I am planning to start my paperwork for SSDI at the same time. Any suggestions on what you think my process should be are appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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