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.
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?
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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?
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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 it true that for secondary issues you DO NOT need your in service medical records reviewed in order to obtain a Nexus letter?
And has anyone had any success in claiming secondary issues?
For example I am looking at putting in a claim for neck and hip pain secondary to my service connected lower back pain. I'm being treated for both neck and hip pain by my VA doctor. By treated I mean given Pain killers and muscle relaxers..lol
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Shuman, keep in mind I am by no means an expert, but NO, you should not need your in service strs to prove a secondary condition that is caused/aggravated by a sc condition. You will need your VA or p
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I think secondary is where its at. Depending on the secondary claim, you will need a C&P if it involves calcutalting a percentage, i.e., range of motion, etc. As you get older, more iss
flores97 I suggest you see a Cardiologist before you make the Oklahoma Trip. If your having severe pain that radiates from the front to the back about bra line area...& with that fast o
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