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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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
I am 30% SC for PTSD and have filed a NOD to hopefully increase the %. In addition to the PTSD I grind my teeth (Bruxism) really bad and have done so since I returned from RVN back in 1968. My family dentist fixed me up with a night guard about 4 years ago which seems to have stabilized my condition but unfortunatly the damage is already done, teeth worn down almost to gums. At the time I filed my PTSD claim thru the DAV I wasn't aware that Bruxism could have been brought on by my PTSD and my family dentist is willing to write a letter for me stating that in his opinion it was more likely than not that the PTSD contributed to my Bruxism. At the time I filed my original PTSD claim I was unaware that my Bruxism could have been brought on by my PTSD so I didn't include it in my PTSD claim. Last week I went back to the DAV and had them file a claim for Bruxism, secondary to PTSD......Anyone out there willing to comment on what I am up against? What I am trying to get is dental coverage for this condition thru the VA....
Jim Parker USMC RVN 1966-1967
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