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
How can the VARO deny a claim without a C&P exam. Can someone tell me!!!
They are so heartless, and truely do not care about veterans (not that this is anything new). I am already struggling with PTSD and suicidal thoughts and then this. At this point I guess I just need to talk to someone. I left Iraq in 2003 with swelling in my lower legs documented on my "post deployment health assessment", Gulf War registry exam and several other doctor visits. The funny this is, I was told it was caused by the heat and would resolve in 3-4 months. Well 6 years later it's still their but worse. I have no diagnosis for it but have narrowed it down to venous insuffiency on my own. My claim was for "swelling in my legs" maybe a mistake since I had no diagnosis, but my PCP told me the C&P doctor would send me for the necessary tests to diagnose the problem. Why do the VAMC doctors assume the VA C&P raters give a SH-IT. Well I don't know what else to say I'm not thinking very straight right now I hope you guys can help answer my cry for help.
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