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
They also are saying only 600 vets got this letter informing them that they had ALS - a fatal disease.The general scuttlebutt in vets communities is over 1200 vets got them.
Some vets ,such as a female veteran distraught and concerned -went right to a private doctor and she got a 3,000 thousand med bill-that showed she did not have ALS-
WHoever made this error or approved of those letters should be canned.
I think everyday I have seen it all- VA cannot outdo itself on the numerous fiascos they have already made -datagate,shreddergate, the lack of suicide stats in vets, bonuses to RO directors who condone faulty and negligent work-etc,etc- and their incompetent handling of probative claims-
yet they still manage to commit more egriegous errors in dealing with the very population that should not be messed with- disabled veterans-
who are the very reason they are employed at the VA.
The VA has said they will re-imburse any vet who- due to this ridiculous ALS letter-had to pay private testing fees for ALS.
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