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 am trying to determine if I have a claim for depression. Last year due my back and knees (80%) worsening I applied for IU still waiting to hear but I have been approved for SSD. Over a month ago I had appointment with a VA Doctor Due to a serve skin condition. The doctor thought at the time it was an allergic reaction to something after a month of medications and changing my food habits and detergents nothing changed. Two week ago, I had my follow up with the VA Doc and know she believes it could be anxiety/ depression and she put me on Fluoxetine which seem to be helping. All my life I have been working and I have seen many 6/12 though out the last 20 years and I will I admit that it has been very hard for me not to be able to work. My question is although I am 80% for my back, knees and foot all service connected can I applied for depression and if so what type of evidences due I need in order to win my claim? And help would be grateful
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