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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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?
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So first off I wanted to say hello to everyone, and without all the help i've had from lurking this site the last few months, I would have given up a while ago.
Anyways, I recently had a comp exam for a ptsd claim that I filed in March of 2014. I got my results today on MyHealtheVet, and have no idea what to make of it. Mainly i'm concerned because it says that my claim file wasn't reviewed, and I'm worry that may cause it to be inadequate. I'm also concerned because I've only recently started treatment at my VA clinic (the day I went in was actually the day two of my brothers were killed in afghanistan), and I'm worried that since I don't have a long record of treatment since getting out, that the VA may try and deny me. If anyone could make heads or tails of this, it'd be much appreciated I've been stressing this for months now and now that i'm so close to being done I'm ready to pull out my hair. If it helps, I am an infantryman with a CIB. Apologize in advance for the wall of text, tried to delete out irrelevant (and personal) info.
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So first off I wanted to say hello to everyone, and without all the help i've had from lurking this site the last few months, I would have given up a while ago. Anyways, I recently had a comp ex
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