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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Where is there any VA REG in 38 CFR 3 or anywhere else that addresses "Request for Reconsideration?" Is this just a "well intentioned VSO" theory?" I recently advised a VET that was at the end of the 11th month after his "Denial Letter," to immediately file his NOD requesting DRO personal hearing so as not to loose his appeal right and keep his claim alive. In response, they were worried about the NOD filing derailing their "Req for Recon" that had been pending for many months. My opinion based on that discussion, the VET's VSO is at fault. This uninformed Vet relied on a VSO's well intended but mistaken-misguided advice and risked his denial becoming final. If anyone has had success with the "Req for Recon," please advise. How can a Vet ora VSO track the Req's status?
My understanding of the "Req for Recon" is you send in a ?formal? request to the VA Rating Dept to take another look at your recently denied claim, due to some perceived error in their Denial Decision. You haven't Filed a NOD, so this isn't an official start of the appeal process. Your just asking , please take another look. Same rater=Different outcome, maybe, but I doubt it.
I hope that any vet that goes the "REQ for Recon" route includes something to the affect, " Regarding my recent denial of claim dated --/--/----, i request that the rating department give reconsideration to following issues and evidence. If after Reconsideration my claim is not Awarded, no later than (--/--/----(360 days from original Denial letter date) accept this as my "Official Notice of Disagreement with the VA Claim Denial dated --/--/----. I request a DRO Personal Hearing."
DON'T LET YOUR CLAIM DIE!!!!!!!
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