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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Iam 1 of those grunts that my have ben dosed 2 times camp drum ny 1965 korea on the dmz 1966 filed a claim in 2001 dmII and hearing was turned down found out just recently that the va used a 201 file from my reserve time and had never looked at my active duty file which I haVE BEEN LOOKING for the last 6 months did not know a thing about herbicides till a year ago I was on the korean dmz 1966 with the 10th cav which i can prove even with out my 201 file we were sprayed 2 times naked the whole tent area for bugs? in 1965 I was tdy at camp drum on an exercise with the 77th armor lived in the woods I have army doc. news paper articles stateing herbicides were used 1959 through 1978 I can prove I was there even with out my 201 file at this time I have a claim in for dmII and a whole lot of other things don't mind going to court I was raised up around the federal court system it was fun watching my dad work, disabled can travel looking foward to mybe takeing the va on
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Aug 19 2009
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