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.
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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.
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Post straightforward questions and then post background information.
Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
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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?
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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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ok i have a question i filed for increase and also filed for ptsd among ther things . i won the increase 30%to 50%,but said even though when i went in for c and p doc on first award said bipolar, panic attacks and ptsd. they only compensate me for the bipolar and say the panic attacks are part of bipolar.
now on the ptsd says since i have a diagnoses of ptsd the claim is now reopened and
continueing but denied because of the stressor factor.
i was a truck driver and my situation is different from a lot of people ,i was hauling ammo to artillery,prisoners,just all over the place away from my main unit.
you know constantly worrying about mines etc.
this last award is dated 5 may 2008 is that my eed time to start the one year . the effective date for the increase was sept 29 2008.
so the claims i added should have had the clock ticking "on the one year" 5 may 2008
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