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
Since I didn't have any idea at what the VA may have of medical file in my C-File, I requested a copy of my VA medical records on CD.
The Disk arrived today by FedX. It is self loading, but their is no instruction as to this point. The second time I loaded it, I had to select which drive and go from there. It uses Microsoft Office document imaging. One problem I noticed right away, the print was clear but it looked faded and made it hard on my poor eyes. Also there is no endex to go by, but there is a page by page listing on the left of the document similiar to what Adobe reader uses.
Now I have a lot of veiwing and reading to do, so I can make and endex and find what is available to support my current claim and the new one to come after it.
At least now I won't have to worry about loosing a hard copy or trying to go through all the paper to find what I need. With an endex, it should make thing a bit easier to find. It's not a perfect system, but it seems it is going to be better than what I had had to deal with in the past when I needed a particular document.
I still have to see if everything is their, including Cat scans, MRI's, and Xrays.
You all might consider getting your VA Medical Records of CD.
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