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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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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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Before posting take some time to read this email and then spend a little time reading through the forums to see how questions are asked and answered.
 
How to get your questions answered.
 
All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. You can read without registering, but if you want to post a question or join the community you must register.. Register for a free account.
 
Tips 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’.
  2. Knowledgeable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. As much as I want to I can't read every post and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
  3. 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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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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