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
VA Watchdog's most recent article on Dr. Bovin is at:
Dr. Bovin contacted the VA Office of Inspecter General over what he feared was a gross misuse of taxpayers's money regarding research into what ostensibly was to be TBI related-finding instead- as he charged- that the monies paid for consultants, etc was not earned properly and one consultant's proposal- he charged- was actually plagarized from an Oxford University proposal on the internet.
The VA consultant was paid $107,000 in taxpayer's money for very little input or actual work .
This was but one of his concerns to the OIG.
Dr. Bovin found that after he had questioned some practices involving these issues that the VA began to retaliate against him.
He was suspended last September from the VA BIRL program which he had been director of as a VA neurologist-the very program and research that VA said would be done to properly assess Traumatic Brian Injury in veterans.I dont have the status of his employment and I or someone will ask him tonight on the air.
"I had a chance to help 40,000 veterans with brain injury" Dr. Bovin remarked to the Austin Chronicle yet the doctor found many areas of alarming wastes of money
had occurred in the developement of the BIRL program.
Yet his position is now in jeopardy.In an article at statesman.com dated April 25,2009 he stated that only 1% of whistle blower cases filed with the US Office of Special Counsel had been found to be valid (2007 stats) and that only 3 of 211 cases were found valid whistleblower cases at the Federal Court of Appeals for the Merit Protection System.
His charges of fraud, waste and mismanagement reflect the old adage of 'kill the messenger' and most importantly the BIRLS program seems at a standstill as the VA has decided to move it and combine BIRL research with the WACO
Center of Excellence -which holds the most powerful MRI in the world.
Traumatic Brain Injured veterans are the true victims of this whole situation.
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