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
Just a question I am trying to get an answer to. I am working with a widow of a Vet that went in for Prostatectomy at the VA hospital. During the surgery he suffered Cardiac Arrest. He recovered from that and 10 days later died of Cardiac Arrest. Would this be a valid approach to filing an 1151? The doctor came out after the surgery and told the wife the reason the surgery took twice as long was because he was a big man and it took longer than normal. This is also the point he mentioned to the wife and adult daughter that his heart stopped. If this was due to the surgery, would that make his death service connected?
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That is how I read this as well. In around 1998=-1999 I was talking to a lawyer at NVLSP and he said that ( we had discussed my 1151 DIC issue) if I ever proved my husband also had direct SC issu
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