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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from Jerrel Cook Producer SVR:
"INFO: Mike is a self taught VVA VSO from Oregon . His website is at: http://www.riverinesailor.com If you click on the "In Memory" page you will be able to read some of his history after returning from Vietnam.
He is also Webmaster of Mobile Riverine Force Association. Check it out at: http://www.mrfa.org
He started a "Point Man International Ministries" Outpost here in Coos Bay in 1988 and it is still going strong today. In fact, he just returned from his weekly Tuesday night meeting and there were 28 veterans present. Here's the website he's built for the outreach: http://www.pointman101.org
Mike and some of his veteran buddies have started up "Southwestern Oregon Veterans Outreach" (SOVO). See it at: http://www.sovo1.org
He participated on HADIT for about 5 years. During that tenure he learned a lot and was able to dispense a lot of claims information. Here: http://www.hadit.com
This is your chance to ask a VSO those questions that you need the answers to. Mike has a wealth of information.
Berta Simmons is co-host of the SVR
This will be another great show! Jerrel, svr
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