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
After two years I finally received my decision. 100% for PTSD Permanent and Total.
Now here is my question. I know I can't work. I barely leave the house as it is. But I can't sit in my house and just let my illness get the best of me. I have been given the opportunity to write articles regarding my military experience. Write now I am just dipping my feet into this, but eventually if people like my work I may start getting paid. It's pretty much like a work at home gig. It helps me keep my mind off of everything, but it allows me to roll through the motions of having the highs and lows of being crazy. I know people don't like to be called crazy, but let's face it. What's going on upstairs is not normal. So I consider myself crazy :)
Now back to my question. Has anyone else run into this situation? I know the VA has lowered Vets ratings when they volunteered at the VA. Because they considered that functional. But lets be real. These brothers and sisters go when they can and don't commit to it if they can't. That is not work. That is getting out of the house to do something that is giving back to society. And even if war has altered our brain waves, we will always have that want to serve. Even if it's few and far between.
Just curious on your thoughts.
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