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.
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Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story.
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Post straightforward questions and then post background information.
Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
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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?
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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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I have a question of anyone that might know if there is much success with successfully showing a service connection for TBI claim from stateside training?
I was injured in a parachuting accident on base during a night time operation. I have service records that state I received an evaluation after the incident mentioned. No major testing or evaluation just that I had an injury and "hit my head pretty hard." That is the exact wording in my service medical records. I am already service connected(20% cervical spine) from this same injury and the above mentioned evaluation in my records is referenced in the decision letter.
I have very compelling medical evidence(neuropsychological evaluation) that I have a TBI, just not sure if this reference is enough to show that the condition that has been well documented is service connected. I have been exposed to many IED's overseas, but like everyone else I did not seek treatment as I was not bleeding and I was awake so I just moved on. Only to feel the effects later. So I do not have anything other than the stateside accident to show a head injury in my service medical record
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