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      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.

      Tips on posting on the forums.

      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.


      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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      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?



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What caregiver options are available for pre9/11 vets?

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I’ve been pretty messed up for a lot of years and physically mentally unable to do anything with my va benefits until a few years ago when I got help, so I was 50% for 20 years. With ptsd since Iraq and chronic fatigue / fibromyalgia since 2010, i just finally got rated 100% p&t effective 2 years ago. My wife my caregiver all these years but I lost all other financial benefits except va so I am trying to find out how to get caregiver for my wife. I am 90s vet. I did read about smc l but my experience with c p exams has left me in a place where I’d rather eat a bullet.

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On 6/18/2019 at 6:29 PM, Holllie Greene said:

It is said the "devil is in the details" and I did some digging after the info came out and found that home inspections (once each quarter) are required.  Nothing to hide at la maison Greene but I personally find that caveat intrusive.  🤨

 

yep, and odd enough do you know how many of the veteran's are women?  VERY few, I don't know if my husband will ever apply honestly and if he does our younger children will never be present for any of these "inspections", the VA has no business when it comes to them.   We aren't people who blindly trust some crappy va social worker in the first place, and definitely not when it comes to being around our young children.  NOPE

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On 6/15/2019 at 6:40 PM, jefmil50 said:

I think it depends on VAMC you are working with. My wife gets paid monthly for my bowel and bladder care. If your VAMC has a separate program like ours you could get help then, good luck!

I have those issues and my husband definitely doesn't get paid a cent to care for me...........then again I have one of the crappiest RO in the country.

 

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31 minutes ago, Holllie Greene said:

I have (among other MS symptoms) neurogenic bladder which has worsened and when I put in for an increase naturally I was reduced.  Makes zero sense.  Now I am in appeals-ville.

A BIG shout-out to my husband who does not get paid to care for me.  He resigned from his job for which I will be eternally thankful.

We go day by day---it could always be worse.  Staying positive.  👩‍❤️‍👨

My husband also had to resign from his job and thankfully has been able to build a business that is one that he works from home and is self employed and works his own hours around caring for me, of course he makes far less than when he was working at his last company, zero benefits, retirement, etc. but we are far better off than many pre 9/11 veterans who are severely disabled with their spouse caring for them living off what they can.  It is disgraceful honestly that the legislation was passed as it was, era should not matter, level of care needed and sc disability should. 

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I hated hearing that Holliie, getting a reduction just for asking for something that happens with M.S. patients. I asked for everything I received from this ugly disease. I was lucky, never received a reduction especially for neurgenic  bladder or any other condition that has worsened from M.S. progression. Good luck in  your future struggles with the V.A..

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To get caregiver benefits probably means the same thing:  You would need a c and p exam to show you needed a caregiver.  Of course, that is, UNLESS you have it already documented that you need a caregiver.  

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      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.

      Tips on posting on the forums.

      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.


      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.


      Leading to:

      Post clear questions and then give background info on them.

      Examples:

      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.

      Note:

      Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.

      This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before they hit the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims and this helps us do that.
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