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
Way back in 1993 i moved to Winston Salem NC and went to the Salisbury VA to participate in the Gulf War study. I went in about every 6 months for stuff. Saw some dr's due to health effects that i was having. I had the VA document a bunch of stuff that was happening to me at the time like rashes things like that especially PTSD symptoms. Of course they brushed them off and tell me everything was going to be fine. I never received copies of my visits. (as I was a young kid and the notion of this group was not even dreamed of yet)
When i filed my claim a little over a year ago, my VSO requested all my documents from the VA including those years. i understand they are on a disk somewhere as they did not have computer tech back then. the earliest one received back was from 1997. I am at a lose of words. Any thoughts?
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