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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Received a letter from BVA saying that I was awarded TDIU, Citation Nr. 1426163 on June 12, 2014. It is now Aug. 15 and I didn't receive my retro yet and my July and Aug. checks were still at 90%. My BVA decision is posted on their web site but I never got paid. The retro could back over 2 years or more depending on how they calculate the appeal date. My regional office is Newington, Ct. I waited four years and never called the 800# but this is driving me nuts waiting.
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Congratulations. I hope you get your retro soon. You have waited too long already. I know it will never happen but congress should pass a bill requiring the government to pay penalties and interest
Is this your case? http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/view.jsp?FV=http://www.va.gov/vetapp14/Files4/1426163.txt The Veteran filed his claim for TDIU in June 2009. Carlie is right. Everythin
Quess that nobody gets paid on time after BVA awards made. I am waiting for retro payment award too. Contacted IRIS no reply yet, Peggy said it takes up to 6 months or longer and depends on RO statu
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