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 was just informed by my current doctor that I need to have a hysterectomy. I'm scheduled for surgery on Oct 6. I'm a little worried becasue I just started my current job about 11 months ago and I was told I will need to be out for about 2-8 weeks for recovery. My Supervisor stated my position is secure ( I pray she's telling the truth), but I will be on leave without pay for the duration of my recovery. I don't have enough sick or annual leave to cover the time off (used most of my leave for doctors appt and VA appts).
I'm currently rated at 80%. I still have a claim out for bilateral feet problems (the Rater didn't address the issue during the processing of my original claim, so the opened a new claim for my feet. I also asked for an increase on other issues, so my original claim was reopened).
Is there anything I can do to help cover my lost of wages during my recovery time? Can I be service Connected for the hysterectomy? I faxed my regional office the information I had from my current provider and a radiology and doctor's report from 2003 showing I had an enlarged uterus.
Your help will be greatly appreciated,
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