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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You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons …Continue reading
Instead of continuing a thread that dealt with CUE and beating a dead horse I thought it wise to start a new thread.
In the pursuit trying to fixed my messed up claim I finally have found a physician that does IMEs
Here is how he responded to my email explaining my situation:
"I read your email. It does sound like you could use some assistance.
Of, all the flipping luck!!!
I responded and explained further my situation.
Hopefully he responds soon.
That said, I need any advice possible on what I should do next. I know this could be a blessing or this could be a curse, I don't know which...
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Old Joe I would say Veterans are fine as long as the "benefit of doubt" does not go out the window. Most folks resort to an IME/IMO because the VA is scandalous, the VA breaks the law and goes against
Well, first my issue is with my back not sleep apnea, though I have since been diagnosed with it from civilian physicians. Though there may be a service connection or secondary connection I am not go
Old Joe, did you ever post a redacted copy of your SA C & P DBQ? A redacted copy of your SA Denial Letter would really help understand your situation. How exactly are you attempting to link y
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