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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I don't really know that i am looking for an answer since there isn't a cut and dried answer. this is more on the order of putting my experience out there and others can compare and contrast with their own experiences and maybe figure what's coming down the pike for them if and when the time comes.
I called numerous Chiropractors and they wanted to do the full treatment or kiss off with the documentation and write a letter in the proper form.
afte numerous calls, i found a nurse at Carolina Spine and Nuerology in Asheville that was kind enough to have me gather the MRI discs, SMR's..... and said she would take care of it. I printed a page from the Bash site to give them an idea for form. I didn't feel right telling them the word for word on how to phrase it, but this is soooooo "what a reasonable person would believe/construe as SC I just don't phathom how it could take a word for word.
For Example, I got a copy of my Durham VAMC and flex x-ray blew their denial to knigdom come. Fur crying out loud what more could it take. It clearly stated the degree I was SLR positive, when they said I was negative! It just goes on, restricted flex.......which they said there was none.
I just can't say it in mixed company.
I almost had a heart attach this am when the VAS honestly called me wanting to know exactly what I wanted to appeal, which was 1 thing, the lumbar denial.
Worst than the Army/PO/both on LSD.
Just for thought. I also sent some info to Bash just to see what was up with that.
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