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?”
Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. This process does not take long.
Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. The review requirement will usually be removed by the 6th post. However, we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.
This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before hitting the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims, and this helps us do that.
Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:
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
Bill (USAF Retired)
The good news: VA bumped me from 70% to 80% and have finally gotten off their duffs and paid me $14K in back pay (from date of retirement to date of award). Mrs. Bill is most pleased with me for not giving up the fight.
The bad news is that I have Round 2, a four-part claim. I need to:
1) NOD a rating I just received, and request a bump from 50% to 70%.
2) CUE my original rating for another condition. The record AND the rating decision both recite facts which clearly call for a 30% rating instead of the 10% I got.
3) Apply for service connection and rating of a new condition, because it is secondary to an existing 50% rated condition.
4) Apply for increase from 10% to 30% in yet another condition. I was at 10% because it was partially controlled with medication, but the doc says continuing to take said medication could kill me. That got my attention and I stopped taking it, so the condition is no longer controlled and has worsened.
Question: Can I do all of this in one claim, or do I need to split it into multiple submissions (NOD, CUE, and then do #3 and #4 as a combined claim)?
Thanks in advance for any insight or suggestions you care to provide.
Link to comment
Share on other sites
Top Posters For This Question
Top Posters For This Question
Bill (USAF Retired) 4 posts
carlie 2 posts
deltaj 1 post
Bonzai 1 post
Aug 25 2009
Aug 27 2009
Aug 28 2009
9 answers to this question
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.