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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I have a friend who retired from the USAF on 1 Dec 08 and his first C&P exam is next week. He filed his paperwork right after retirement even though he was still having some medical issues.
In Feb 09 3 months after he retired he received blood results back and his PSH was elevated. He has since been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is currently waiting decision as to what the treatment will be. He is having surgery for sure in the very near future. This is going to cause him to miss work and cause a financial burden.
My question is can he claim the prostate cancer since it was 3 months after retirement? It appears to me to be pretty obvious that he had the condition while still active duty but the darn doctors didn't do any blood work on him before he retired. It was not on his original paperwork when he filed. Should he take his results and findings to the C&P exam and add it as a claim?
Is there any way to expedite his case since he is going to be going through surgery and treatment? Seems that I read somewhere they do this? I know folks that have been temporary 100% while going through treatment until they are given a clean bill health. He has several other claims after 28 years of service such as knee and back surgeries and sleep apnea with a CPAP machine etc…
Any advice you can give to help him in the process is much appreciated.
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