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
Is it recommended that I hire a lawyer for a BVA appeal? This will be my first time appealing to the BVA. What occurrs at this hearing? Who asks me questions? Is there a role for an attorney at this hearing? Wanting to know what to expect and how difficult it was for those who've been down this road.
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Personally I would not recommend one at the BVA. I went at it with the VFW and had some good results. I am now at the CAVC with a Lawyer as the attorney fees are covered at this part. With that
I would say its the individual personal decision. I had filed a claim and I use VFW as my rep. Bless my VA rep heart, she did a great job. But for some reason, I kept getting denied. My VFW rep filed
I went to the BVA the first time and won with the help of the NCOA. Ten years later I went to the BVA again and decided to hire a lawyer because the VA was playing fast and loose with the laws and CF
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