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
I recieved my rating letter today. I was rated at 30 %. Its a start I guess. I was MEB'ed prior to my retirement with a Macroprolactonoma, a large tumor on my pituitary gland. This thing did some major damage and is inoperable due to its location to the artery going to my brain and the optic nerves. I got SC but 0 comp for it. It partially destroyed the pituitary and the surrounding sinus bone causing migranes, frequent sinus infections, hormonal deficiencies, and a laundry list of other good stuff. All of these were SC but all were 0 compensated. I dont understand that process. I recieved the comp for tinitus and two issues that were discovered during my retirement physical (lumbar arthritis and COPD..like I needed more good news!). Overall there were 14 items listed as SC but only 3 were rated more than 0. I was never one to complain and did more than my share of sucking it up and pressing on but I feel Ive been shorted a bit in the rating. I have great records in my possession to include all my MRI's, MRA's, transcripts, and Med Records. I just need some direction to get started. Do I have a fair chance? Thanks for the chance to vent a bit.
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