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?
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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
my anxiety must be sky high today....i got into a fight, yes a fight, in the parking lot of the VA this morning cuz some stupid bitch thought she was entitled to whatever parking she wanted. never mind that i had been waiting 10 min for that particular spot and she just drove around to it! never mind that i am the vet and not her! fu(#ing heifer was in a yukon and i was in a minivan. she won the spot after hitting me with the vehicle and i jumped out after her ass. before i knew it, i had grabbed her and almost punched her in the face. someone caught my arm but i completely lost it.i find another spot and when i get out of the vehicle i notice that the man who just pulled out decided to piss in the parking spot. i only realize this after i step in it....i go in and have a session with a new intern. shes pissy cuz im late. im still shaking cuz of the bitch in the parking lot. so the session ends and i head down to c&p to see if i have to sched the appt or they sched and inform me. the lady there was apparently the head of the welcome commitee cuz, well, she was rude as all get out! i told her it was an expedited claim. she informed me that she didnt care if the head of the va himself was handling it, it doesnt matter, it will still be several months out. i bite my tongue and walk away. 2 hours go by before my next appt for ptsd group. i get to the group room only to be told it was cancelled this week and nobody told me. i leave pissing and moaning. so,, on the way home i decide to call the school bookstore to see why they gave me the wrong book for class. we hand them our schedule and they get the books. stupid me trusted them! im told i need my sched and my rcpt to get an exchange. sched is no problem but i do not have my rcpt. they told me tough shit, buy another book at full price. sell book back as used. ummmm - NO!!!!
im ready to explode! i just dont think i can take any more at this point! and i even took my meds today. today just feels impossible.....
if u have requested and been granted an expedited claim, can they really schedule the c&p exam out several months? isnt that kinda stupid and defeating the purpose of expedited?
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