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 fought since the early 70's for my service connected disability. for thirty years i did not know anything about the process and i trusted the va to do the right thing. i was really stupid and screwed up mentally big time.
i applied several times through the years and was living under bridges a lot of the time . so i did not have the means to stay on top of things. i was not a drug addict,i did have problems with alcohol.
finally after settling down thanks to my wonderful wife who pulled me off the street and got me to quit drinking i decided to get serious about my claim and i had the evidence .
they were just shoving me under the rug thinking i would go away. so i fought hard for around ten years and got lowballed at 30%. i raised hell asked for an increase and they immediately gave me 50%.
now right there i got screwed,because if they would have given me the 50% to start with i would have hhad that back pay back to 2002.
i guess i should be satisfied with what i have ,but i cant understand why when i applied back in the 70's and the 80's why i was not paid back until then.
AND BY GOD IT IS STICKING IN MY CRAW !!!!
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