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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I received my rating for PTSD in 2017. I recently got a call to schedule an evaluation for PTSD. I'm assuming they're checking to see if my symptoms have gotten any better. Is there anything I need and/or should do to prepare for this (ie documentation). I get so uncomfortable having to talk about things to a stranger.
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I think its just a normal 2 YEAR C&P Exam. to see if your PTSD has been worse since your last evaluation ,so take your medical records from your VA M.H. clinic from your Dr and your Therap
I too was recently called in for a PTSD reexamination. I shared the same fears you have right now, but in reality, it went well. I was very nervous, anxious..but fortunately, the examiner provided a s
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