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?
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Is retro based only on total percentage NOW? I had a claim close last week, that bumped me to 90%. (actual percentage is 85.something%) The remanded claim is for radiculopathy in the lleft extremity. Im currently rated 10% in the right leg for this. Based on the notes, etc, im figuring 10%, maybe 20% tops for the left leg.
My appeal was from 4 years ago, when I was only 50% overall. If I'm rated for moderate radiculopathy in the left leg, bilateral, back that far, would there be retro involved?
Is it only based on if it increases my current rating of 90% overall now or do they go back to what I was rated then at the appealed claim started (7/21/2010) and start figuring forward?
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