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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Have received several of these spit out of the pc letters, however, none received this month. You know the ones, every 60 days, blah, blah...doing all we can to process you claim, etc. and so forth.
I wonder, wonder, wonder if possibly since this months "letter" didn't arrive when scheduled, and DH's TDIU claim will be 60 days and counting on 6/23, if VARO is finally getting around to rating it. It's been there since 4/24/09 per IRIS and 1-800, filed the darn thing last October.
Reluctantly we have had to keep the VSO on board as there is a pending decision at BVA also, the VA did set up a temp file for the TDIU. If I had enough energy to post what VSO said, I would.....lets just say they don't know how to count. Reps says, oh they don't count weekends when counting out the days, they only count business days a claim is in the pot getting stirred. When I was the heavy hearted soul who worked for an attorney who had a contract processing foreclosures on VA home mortgages (in the 80's), they sure counted the weekends for those who were losing their homes. Interesting.....
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