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.
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Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story.
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Post straightforward questions and then post background information.
Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
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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?
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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
My husband got a call yesterday from a VA person to review the items in his claim. She was in the process of ordering his C&P exams. She told him that the PTSD exam would be in the same clinic at the VA where he currently goes for treatment. Background: He was formally diagnosed in the past year and has attended the 10 week PTSD group sessions, the 6 week Anger Management sessions and is now in one on one counseling with his doctor who he is pretty comfortable with. He was in college thru VocRehab as a result of service connected bilateral knee injuries. However, he has had to drop out because problems with focus & memory, panic attacks and other anxiety issues all related to PTSD. For the other exams she said he would get the QTC info thru the mail. He got so worked up after this that he had a terrible panic attack last night. He said his mind was racing just thinking that all of a sudden his claim was moving. Quick change is hard for him.
We are thinking that is a good thing that he is going to his same clinic (less stress for him) since they have plenty of documentation on him. Any thoughts?Edited by Kimmy (see edit history)
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It is refreshing to hear about VA employees like the examiner who conducted your husband's C & P. Sounds like he was truly concerned about your husband and he actually took the initiative to try
It looks like he will be granted SC at the 30% level. Good luck and God Bless!!!
Congratulations to a well deserved win. In my opinion, this Gulf War vet's loving wife/personal assistant also deserves an award. Good luck to both of you.
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