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    Tips on posting on the forums.

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
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    exclamation-point.pngPost 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

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You, yes you, are the reason HadIt.com has remained a resource-rich resource. Thousands come each month to read, ask questions, or to feel a sense of community.

Last month June 2020, we over 50k visitors they viewed over 160k pages. Veterans and their advocates, spouses, children, and friends of veterans come looking for answers. Because we have posts dating back 15 years and articles on the home page, they usually can find an answer or at least get pointed in the right direction.

You all made that possible. Thank you.

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Thank you Ms T , had you never got hadit going  most of us would not be where we are today  and all of us vets old & new  We thank you  from the bottom of our hearts for that .

 I am grateful to you for getting hadit going  its a wonderful site and after were all gone ,I hope and pray these new young veterans will keep hadit .com strong as it always is.

 hadit has been a therapy for me  when nothing els works except the hot-line #  when I am down and depressed and my anxiety gets the better of me and I can't think 

Hadit and its members make me want to live and be a better man .

from what I learned here and help other veterans it just makes me feel so gooood and I come down back down to earth, THERE'S NO BETTER SATISFACTION FOR ME TO HELP VETERANS GET THEIR DESERVED BENEFIT'S..  ...>if any of this make any sense .

We'll it does to me and Nothing nor anyone will ever replace Hadit.com.

We all own YOU the Thanks Ms T.

God Bless You Lady.


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I usually come to answer questions, but I started out asking them.  I dont often get "stumped" anymore, at least not when it comes to benefits. However, I still have areas where  Im still "weak", such as on DIC and widows benefits, thank God we have Berta for that.  Im pretty sure I have answered at least 12,000 questions.  

Years ago a school teacher told me, "You dont really learn something until you try to TEACH it."

I have won all my benefits, back to 2002, even tho multiple Vets advocates, including more than one attorney, said that would not happen.  Persistence, preperation and knowledge seem to work when other stuff does not.  

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I sure appreciate all of the members here who take the time to help each other and I appreciate when they bolster their advice with specific regulations or any type of hyperlinks that can help the veteran or survivor as well.

That can be a very time consuming thing, working off the site, researching information via Google, M21-1MR, BVA, OGC Pes Ops, CAVC decisions and 38 CFR, et all, info that they - or even the hundreds of guests read during each week- might surely need.

VSOs, vet reps, and even vet lawyers will not  take that time in most cases, because it does take Time.

Our personal experiences as well as established VA case law not only helps our readership- but also does encourage others who are waiting for decisions.

Evidence is everything and we cannot stress that enough.

Broncovet mentioned widows benefits and they are usually involving issues which are complex or issues that will be very difficult to succeed in.

We had a member with a problem like that recently.It took me a great deal of time using Google, BVA, CAVC, and I did some medical research, to get the links and info she will need, because ,the claim for DIC in her case will be VERY difficult and could involve a very costly IMO, but , as I have learned, with VA.... NOTHING is Impossible, but it takes time, persistence, and lots of leg work,on the claimant's part.

I also advised her of what VA will use ,to deny the claim.That can be avoided with a very strong IMO.

And even a strong IMO might fall short of advancing the claim-if it does not even  warrant a statement of Relative Equipoise, being applied-----neither IMO/IME doctors or good vet lawyers can perform miracles, if the evidence cannot be found.




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You deserve it Tbird.  When I got to this website I did not know what TDIU meant.  A year later I had it plus retro.  This is a good place.

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We should be thanking you and not you thanking us. You provided the website for years for free.  Least we can do is to help out for what you have done.

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Dear T-Bird

I just signed uo for your patreon group. I hope that vets here. support your your work and site in order it may remains to help vets without charge. Another site which will go unnamed is now charging where at one time it was free. I encourage all vets. who use this site to help and  contribute. 


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