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?
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One of my friends been out the military for 6 years. However, he needs to file for MST. He doesn't have any evidence in his records (No police records, investigations, statements, or anything) of MST but to my knowledge, a bill was passed that says we no longer need evidence. I could be wrong so please correct me if I am. Here are my questions below:
1. Does he need buddy statements from friends he served with to get it connected to service?
2. Does he need to provide a name of the person that sexually assaulted him?
3. Does he need a phycologist nexus outside the VA of all his symptoms with the verbiage, "It is in my professional opinion that, his PTSD was caused by Military Sexual Trauma. Additionally, it is more likely than not that his PTSD, severe is connected to his time in service."
"After reviewing patients buddy statements and having 2 sessions with him, it is in my professional opinion that, it is more likely than not that his PTSD, severe was caused by Military Sexual Trauma. Additionally, it is in my professional opinion that, it is more likely than not that his PTSD, severe is connected to his time in service"?
If he does need a nexus, which verbiage above sounds better than the other or what sounds better in general? I want him to get this right the first time.
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