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
Hey, I don't have a job, but I'm in Voc Rehab to get a job. I think I qualify based on the severity of my mental disorder and how my wife helps me to get up in the morning, maintain hygiene, medication management, had to have knives and shavers locked up in my house, and no guns in my house. She is also my general caregiver, but I didn't qualify for the caregiver program because I think it's because I'm in voc rehab. My wife and I create goals for me everyday to accomplish. I can make meals with supervision. On my worst days, I can't get out of bed or attend to the wants of nature. On my good days, I'm good for about half the day and then I have a mood swing. Doctor is trying to fix this, but after a few years, I really don't see the hope. I don't want to take something I don't deserve, but do you think I qualify for Aid and Attendance even though I'm going through voc rehab so I can try to get a job? I failed at Voc Rehab 3 times already, but I figure I try again. Currently, I'm 100 Permanent and Total based off PTSD alone and my other conditions add up to 60% and I am considered Homebound. Also, if I do qualify for Special Monthly Compensation L, do you keep Special Monthly Compensation S or does L replace S?
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