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
I have submitted a request for reconsideration to the VARO. They responded by requiring me to choose between the "normal appeal process" or the DRO Process. I selected the DRO process. They acknowledged this choice in writting. I then requested a personal conference with the DRO and submitted new evidence. I started the NOD request on 29 june 09. On 24 August I received a decision on 2 claim items that had been deferred and a rubber stamp denial of my lumbar injury denial. Completely in contradiction to submitted evidence, in writing from their Neurologist, on his stationary, and the approval of a fee basis epidural injection, which the VARO has denied ever happened.
So, the question is, Does the VA have any obligation regarding the DRO process, since they asked me to chose. Their decision came in the same form as the rest of the claim did. They did not accept my request for the DRO conference nor did they deny it. They did nothing but deny the lumbar claim with the same form as the other deferred claims (1 they approved, the other denied) using erroneous information regarding the lumbar injury.
I basically would like to know if they have any obligations regarding this or can they simply ignor it and in which case does anyone have a recommendation moving forward?
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