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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Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:
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
Educational assistance shall not exceed 10 years after one of
the following last occurs: (A) The date on which the
Secretary first finds the spouse from whom eligibility is
derived has a service-connected total disability permanent in
nature; ( The date of death of the spouse from whom
eligibility is derived who dies while a total disability
evaluated as permanent in nature was in existence; © The
date on which the Secretary determines that the spouse from
whom eligibility is derived died of a service-connected
disability. 38 U.S.C. § 3512(B)(1) (West 2002); 38 C.F.R. §
OK- I received Chapter 35 when Rod was declared 100% SC P & T due to PTSD a decade ago by the VA.
My Chapter 35 ten year entitlement ran out so I paid $6,000 in tuition to finish my degree at AMU.
You all know I got a direct service death award letter.Which I complained about to the VARO and they cannot give me a status yet.
One of the numerous errors in the letter was any statement at all as to CHapter 35.
The statement also has to cover my daughter -who has her Chapter 35 Certificate and also has time left to use it as they added in her 7 years of mil service to her entitlement date-(3 weeks after they got NOD on the wrong date)
so this affects both of us.
Do you all interpret the above to mean-
if the 'one of the following last' occurred-meaning my AO death award letter-May 13,2009 was last-
doesnt the VA have to send me a new Chapter 35 award-and my daughter- and
is that what I need to recover the 6,000 bucks?
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