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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I picked up my C&P exam results today and it wasn't good, they said I had all the secondary issues I claimed to have, but the they were less likely than due to my SC condition.
They said I had chronic sinisitis and Rhynitis, but that neither was due to my SC nasal fracture with deviated septum due to trauma, that their was no correlation between the nasal fracture and the deviated septom and that their is no definitive medical rationale to support the cause being the fractured nasal bone and the deviated septom.
I don't understand how they can say that when I gave them supporting medical literature that shows the rationale to be at least as likely as not.
I also applied for painful scars on my nose, but I am not clear as to whether or not they even plan to rate them, since I believe they may be rating the scars under the wrong diagnostic code, but I'll have to wait until the decision to find out.
It appears I am going to have to get a IMO with evidence/research/treatese, that supports the ENT specialist results, I get.
I am not in a very good mood, to say the least. I got the impression from the C&P examiner that her findings would be favorable, boy was I dubt. I'd go an call her out if I didn't think it would get me in deep doodoo or a private room with padded walls.
Got to go, using computor at VA to write this. they have a time limit so others can use it too.
Rockhound Rider :P ;) :(
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