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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Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:
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
Has anyone ever challenged the rate of Backpay? I received back pay at 100% TDIU after living in poverty on my in-laws for almost 40 years. When the Fifth was ratified, the U S was on the Gold Standard. When Section 4 of the Fourteenth was ratified we were still on the gold standard.
The argument would be that by paying veterans in cheaper prior year dollars the Government is taking property (gold equivalent or goods and services out of our shopping baskets) without just compensation, a right guaranteed under the Fifth and Fourteenth Sec. 4 (specifically to veterans) Amendments.
My 07/06/2020 award would be a good example. If paid in current dollars it would be over $300,000.00 more. Enough to have bought a house instead of living on the street in DC.
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Lemuel 3 posts
Aug 1 2020
They already account for CPI every year, and they pay based on what it would have been the year it was retroactively awarded. I don't think you are going to find traction with this argument. Sec 4 of
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