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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Hello I feel like a real idiot but here goes, I put in for TDIU last year in Novmeber. I got The usual denail Notice whihc I had figured on and went on to look at what I could fight them on. I made some progress with asking for an increase on my back since I had been lowballed but I am now an expert much like you all on this. What I found out today like a dummy was that the "Nice Lady" who helped me with the form in the office last year was that she listened to me describe that my heart was still giving me trouble and after a recent exam by the VA I was stayed for the 60% and figured it was going good. Now it appears that the lady wrote only hypertension not Hyptertensive heart disease in the box which list the reasons why you are apllying. What if anything can I do at this point as I Know that being at 80% I would probally need at least another 60% to get close to getting 100% and witht he VA nothing is going to go right with me. I have started the claim for my back with a civillian Nuero surgeon who wants to implant one of them Pain blocking electronic things in my body to stop or help the trhobing in my legs due to the nerve damage in my SC back. Any ideas or thought on this would help me out at thsi time. I have checked with SS but I was retired only for Migraines which I am serivce connected and PTSD which is not SC. I am sure someone has an idea on which way I should go. Right now I more mad at myself for not making sure she had written down everything I told her and not being refused for a simple mistake that I should have caught I hope it helps someone.
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