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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We are hand delivering my husband's NOD to VA regional tomorrow. Should we include all IMO's, private medical records and pertinent literature with the NOD or wait until a later date to send it in?
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There seems to be a gross misconception of the term ''reconsideration". You will not find the term used anywhere except at the BVA when referencing a denial of a BVA decision on your claim. You have t
Technically a "Request for a Reconsideration" at the VARO level is a re-open within the one year with New and Material evidence. I understand it has no bearing at all on the NOD or the appeal date. It
Well it's still a time gamble if you don't file the NOD right away. The sooner you file the NOD the sooner you get a docket number for the BVA appeal. The way I see it, unless a Vet has new and materi
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