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.
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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?
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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?
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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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Someone has posted on 8 vet sites that the VA is going to put Parkinson's on the AO list.
Their source was a vet rep in Missouri-
I see nothing yet at the VA web site or in their media releases on this and the IOM report was not all that strong on the Parkinson's link.
Vet advocates have done tremendous work to get Parkinsons on the presumptive list-
but as soon as I read this (veteransinfo site-Steve Burns) I remembered when the El PAso News had a story 2 years ago that VA would SC HBP to AO.
I called the reporter and after a few more calls and emails I found that I not only knew the rep who started this erroneous news but that it had gone out to many web sites and many many AO vets without any DMII potential for the HBP thought they would get SC for their HBP.
Unfortunately I had a rep who I wouldn't believe if he said it was dark out last night.
I am calling the vet org source of this news later (they are in different time zone and not open yet)
to see what evidence they have for this-
It would be WONDERFUL if true- PArkinsons on the AO list-
and devastating to Parkinson vets exposed to AO- if they see this news on the net and get their hopes up for nothing.
Anyone else get this info? I hope if Colonel Dan sends it out -he too has checked on it.
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