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
in 93 i was rated under code 5322 which is for musle loss due to gunshot . i have no gun shot i have problem with my neck c7 c6. i check on enlistment i broke elbow when 12yr old i was 22 when i had the fall and injury. had ex ray show bone chip on elbow. after fall told i had problem before army. so for years could not get and increase because i did not have a scar or wound this on all my deined. i had 10% and could not work due to this va own words on soc.2004 they change rated in code to 5293 which was is my condition and give 60%and iu. put in cue for been rated under wrong code and for elbow presumtion of soundness. on soc it say rater could have perhaps used code 5290.is that not say that it was a cue well now it at the board . i was told it just got certify what does this mean. and is it true that big retro claims go to board .
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