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      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’.


      Knowledgable 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 huge, 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.


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      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?

      I was involved in 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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Preparation For Notification

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Just checked Ebennies and it moved again! Prep for Notification is the next to last step so here we go!

Excited? yes

Nervous? very

Relieved? not yet!

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Hi everyone, this is my first time on this site, needing information from one vet to another...I am a 70% s/c vet and I put in for an increase on my original claim also TDIU. My question is my claim went to Preparation for Notification on 5/23/15, and now this morning it is back to GOE, also a notification for decision letter has been sent. Does anyone have any input as to why 1. Claim went back to GOE and 2. Notification Letter sent. Confused :unsure: .

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K.Cook

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usdart;

Any updates on the outcome of your claim yet? I'm currently at 7 weeks in the Pending Decision Approval Stage. I had to recheck my math again because I thought it was 8 weeks...but alas not? Regardless of what happens, I know all of the next steps in terms of the options that are available for NOD,s, CUE's & appeals, etc now-with help from this board.... This weekend, my wife said, "what are you going to do if you get a good percentage claim (say over 50%) since you are already prepared for a fight"? Anyway, I said, it's better to be prepared to fight and not have too, then just not be prepared at all to do so?" I spent most of my life preparing for war...so I told her, why is this any different then that?" For most of us, the military helped to many of us to become better "problem solvers" so many of these claims fall into that problem solving realm in my opinion. ....anyway, good luck and godspeed and let me know how you are doing?

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Rootbeer22 and Others:

E-Benefits is a-down-right stressor for anyone with PTSD...I went back into e-benefits this afternoon, still in the GOE stage once again, and also still stating that Notification Letter has been sent... I went under the VA Letters and my award letter is now at 100% "WOW" also under the disabilities tab it is also stating that I am now at 100%. I don't understand why my claim went back to GOE and now instead of 70% now 100% (Thank You GOD), this has been a very long and stressful road for me.

I guess I am just confused as to why I would be granted the 100% and claim is gone back to GOE stage, I am hopeful that an error has not been made or does anyone have an idea on this. Rootbeer22 and others in this maze of mass confusion on VA claims hope that you have a very successful outcome in all of this. I am just CONFUSED......

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KCook

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Hey KCook,

If you are confused...that's the side effects of dealing with the VA denial monster! Congrats on your 100%

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Hi everyone, this is my first time on this site, needing information from one vet to another...I am a 70% s/c vet and I put in for an increase on my original claim also TDIU. My question is my claim went to Preparation for Notification on 5/23/15, and now this morning it is back to GOE, also a notification for decision letter has been sent. Does anyone have any input as to why 1. Claim went back to GOE and 2. Notification Letter sent. Confused :unsure: .

Thanks

K.Cook

E-5 USA Quartermaster

How many conditions did you submit - just those two: PTSD and TDIU? Sounds like maybe the PTSD was granted at 100% and then one or more issues were sent back for further development. Just a guess.

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      All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

      Tips on posting on the forums.

      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’.


      Knowledgable 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 huge, 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.


      Leading to:

      Post clear questions and then give background info on them.

      Examples:

      A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?


      I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?



      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?

      I was involved in 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 from your claim?” etc.

      Note:

      Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.

      This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before they hit the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims and this helps us do that.
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      M21-1, Part III, Subpart iv, Chapter 3, Section D – Examination Reports III.iv.3.D.2.r. Examiner Statements that an Opinion Would be Speculative Pay careful attention to any conclusion by the examiner that an opinion could not be provided without resorting to mere speculation (or any similar language to that effect). VA may only accept a medical examiner’s … Continue reading
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