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
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his AO case was very instrumental in preparation of the latest C & P Service Bulletin, August 2009, page 3 , as to Fast Letter 09-20 which acknowledges the CHECO Report of 1973 which Kurt Priessman used to succeed in proving he was exposed to AO in Thailand-a VICTORY for many Thailand vets
whose MOS put them on the perimeters of airbases in Thailand after the AO had been sprayed there.
As a hadit member and advocate extraordinaire- Kurt -who was new to the entire VA claims process not that long ago-compared to some of us oldies- won his AO claim at the Regional Level- another Victory in itself as his persistence in generating evidence to them paid off-not only for him but for any vet who was exposed in Thailand to AO by virtue of their MOS as proof of exposure.
His use of the FOIA and persistence in getting his evidence (from CHECO-DOD) read by a VARO shows that leg work often leads to awards.
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