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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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?
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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?
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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Hello, my wife has always been denied VA benefits as she was only active Army for 2 mo 11 days. However, She was previously Inactive for 1mo 18 days as she was mistakenly placed into a male platoon in Fort Knox where She waited for reassignment.
When activated, She was injured with bunions which later required surgery. (Could not March in Military boots)
Subsequently discharged honorably in June 1980 due to JFT. (Did not meet procurement medical fitness)
Is there any hope in hell of getting any VA benefit?
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Jul 26 2020
Yes, she should file. Remember the 3 elements of the Caluza Triangle needed for a claim. Diagnoses of an existing condition: does she have foot problems now? If not, forget it. If so, she needs to ge
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