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?
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I'd like to get some guidance on the supplemental claims process if possible. I filed my first claim in 2016 after being discharged in 2012.. I was denied for most of the items I listed. One of those items was for macular drusen, which is the beginning stages of Macular Degeneration. I was diagnosed with drusen while in service in 2012. Fast forward to 2020, and I'm now legally blind. I want to file a supplemental claim for the macular drusen/macular degeneration with a supplemental claim, as all of my medical treatment has been through the VA. However, I'm not sure if there is a time-frame to file a supplemental claim. I read on the VA website it's best to file a supplemental within a year of your initial claim.
Question(s): Is it too late for me to file a supplemental since my initial claim was from 2016? Will I be able to file a supplemental even though it's been over 4 years from my initial claim?
If you have any insight into the supplemental claims process / knowledge of the allowable time-frame to file, I would greatly appreciate any and all feedback, thanks!
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Aug 12 2020
Brian_74 Sorry for you, but the time restraints still apply. For a Supplemental claim, in order to keep your original submittal date active, EED, you have to submit new/additional evidence prior to a
You can file a supplemental at any time. If you file within a year of the initial claim decision you get to keep the same effective date, otherwise your date of claim is the date of the new filing.
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