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
Afater a long time span I finally received the outcome of my claim that was filed in February 2009 for the "left foot condition" and "left ankle condition", both secondary to my left leg condition. For my dismay the two separate conditions for what I had two separate C&P exams and two separate diagnoses/prognosis given by the C&P examiner wherein the C&P examiner clearly stated that "left ankle => strain and pain" and the "left foot => strain and pain" the VA simply decided on its "Reasoning for the Decision" to turn both conditions into a single condition and distort its own C&P examiner conclusion stating the following: "left ankle sprain with left too pain" and then given me a rating of 10% for both conditions rather than rating each one individually. It seems that clearly that the rater overlooked the evidence and the C&P examiner findings. I am planing to request a review (an appeal would take too long) on the grounds that there is a clear and unmistakable error. Does that sound a good approach to such issue? To make things worse that 10% did not change my general rating (still 40%) given the VA's formula to calc. it.
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