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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

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Tips for getting your questions answered.

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I cannot answer individual claims questions. All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account

Some Tips from one of our members on posting on the forums.

1. 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’.

Knowledgable 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.

2. Use paragraphs instead of one huge, 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.

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3. Post clear questions and then give background info on them.

Example is:

A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?

I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?

B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?

I was involved in 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 from your claim?” etc.

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Correct.  I have only a limited time to answer questions.  And, I have expertise in some areas, not so much in others, and have to choose which questions to answer, I can not answer them all.  Here is how I choose:

1.  I look for posts like, "What would my effective date be"?  or "Is this a CUE?"  I usually dont anwer "How long" questions because nobody really knows..Va will take as long as they see fit. 

2. I rarely answer questions that are like, "I need help".  We know you need help, but be more specific, we are not gonna mail you money.  

3.  Even if its a question outside of my expertise, such as widows benefits, I may chime in and try to get Bertas attention (she is the widows benefits expert)..  

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Thanks Tbird and thank you Broncovet but it would help for every vet to get up to speed enough on DIC to start the Death File I mention here and did some radio shows on.

Their spouse will need to be able to use the internet as well, and our hadit link should be in the Death File for them.

I have a topic in the DIC forum to Read First before posting DIC questions.

If you have followed a recent DIC situation here, you can see how difficult it has been to figure out the circumstances.

I too am pressed for time and look for posts with enough info in them to be able to take the time to  try to help.

I am so glad we have the attachment feature because it is the exact verbiage VA states on paper that is what reveals why they denied.

Many here don't realize that I and others here  double check every regulation we mention here and do a lot of google searching before we reply to some of the posts here.

I spend more time off the board than on it ,searching google or the VA or the BVA for info to help with many of the posts I reply to.

One post I made in the DIC forum recently took me about 2 hours to double check the big landmines I saw in the type of claim they had filed. Landmines being the rationale the VA could use right off the bat, to deny.

 

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This should be a sticky, Tbird. Great post. 

 

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I just wanted to take the time and THANK ALL THE SENIORS/EXPERIENCED HELPERS on Hadit.com!!!!

Recently, I came knowledgeable to this site, using it, and the plethora of knowledge it includes.  I feel like I am back in research!  Bottom line: I salute all those that muster his/her time to assist the Veteran through knowledge, time/efforts for each post, and words of wisdom!!!

If I can ever help out, please hit me up!!

THANK YOU A THOUSAND TIMES!!!

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@Grumpbox Welcome Aboard! Glad you found us. 

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      After a PTSD/Unspecific MDD Diagnose From the VA Dr's

      The gold standard for diagnosing PTSD is a structured clinical interview such as the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS-5). When necessary, the PCL-5 can be scored to provide a provisional PTSD DSM 5 diagnosis.

      Any clinical clinician such as MD ,Psychiatrist even a L.C.S.W. (Certified)can perform the Diagnostics Evaluation Employed by the the VA

      ...They just need to figure out your symptoms and put together a list of your symptom's that you possess or show from the evaluation...I am not 100% Sure just how they do this ?

      being I am not a Dr or clinical clinician 

      Once a Diagnoses of PTSD is given they try to set you up with a Therapist to help with your New dx And how to adjust or cope with the Anxiety and Depression the PTSD can cause.

        you learn the tools to cope with and depending how severe your symptoms are ? 

       They test /screen you with phychoeducational type therapy treatment usually at first.

       Warning  some of this therapy can be very rough on a Veteran  from holding on to guilt  from the trauma its self or you maybe in a  ''stuck point''from memories and guilt or from the stressor's or anything that reminds you of the trauma you endured.

      The therapy works  even if we think it don't,  I recommend Therapy for all PTSD Veterans  it could very well save your life once the correct therapy is in place and the Veteran makes all his Clinical Appointments.

      I still have Combat PTSD it probably will never be cured completely but we can learn the tools it takes to cope with this horrible diseases 

      even learning breathing techniques  Helps tremendously during a panic attact.

      I have guilt from the war in Vietnam  ( I ask my self what could I have done to make a better outcome/difference?..and also I am in what the therapist calls stuck points. working on that at present once a week for 90 minutes.  I am very fortunate to have the help the VA gives me and I am lucky I have not turned to alcohol or drugs to mask my problem.

      But I have put my family through a living hell with my angers of burst.and they all stood by me the whole time years and years of my family life was disrupted because of me and my children &spouse  never deserved it one bit.

      That's all I want to say about that.

      At least I am still around. and plan to be tell my old age dying day.
    • No timeframe gotta love that answer it’s even better when you ask 1800 people or call the board directly they’ll say you’ll know sooner then later. I had mine advanced and it was about 2 months later until I had the decision in my hand which seems forever but in the present system in 2016 lightning fast...
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      I have redacted personal information for my documents listed below. 

      I look forward to your reply. 

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    • Hello Defenders of freedom!

      I have a question pertaining to this denial for headaches. The decision letter is quoted below. 

       

      3. Service connection for headaches.

      "We may grant service connection for a disability which began in military service or was caused by some event or experience in service.

      Your STRs are negative for any treatment of or diagnosis of headaches. On your post-deployment exam in 2005 you denied any headaches. On separation, you denied any headaches. VA treatment records are negative for any treatment of or diagnosis of headaches. On VA exam, the examiner stated there was no evidence of any residuals of a traumatic brain injury.

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