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.
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Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story.
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Post straightforward questions and then post background information.
Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
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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?
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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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I need a sanity check... I filed my first VA claim after being out of the service for over 20 years and was awarded 80% from the day I filed. I then followed up with another claim that moved me to 90%. In the mean time I appealed the denials from the first claim. I am now 100% P&T (I am 63). I have my good days and bad days but I am not going to complain. This is my issue - I submitted an intent to file on the second claim and submitted it by overnight mail and can prove that it arrived and was ready for pickup on the morning of May 29th of last year. That is the day my Intent to File expired. My package sat in the box until it was picked up on the 30th and was then recorded as arriving on the 30th and the intent to file null and void. I can prove this from the U.S. Post Office documentation. I should not have waited to the last minute however that is another story. I want to submit an appeal for the date of receipt. Am I opening myself up for another set of evaluations and is this type of appeal even considered. I have poured through the instructions and can nothing about date of receipt. Does anyone have any experience on this?
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CapnHaddock I'm a little confused on the sequence of events. You appealed and got approval to 100% P&T on the first claim right? Before it was approved you submitted an ITF on the second claim? If
if the date of appeal receipt the date they got the INT Thats the date the VA goes by when they first get it...if it arrived at the post office the 1 day before the expiration date and the VA picked
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