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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2 months ago the VA awarded a dependent apportionment claim that I’d previously filed in 2017 for my daughter. The VA then told her Father(in prison for aggravated assault of his last girlfriend and child) the details of the claim and he has begun to call and write angry letters to me weekly telling me I’m a bad parent, demanding proof of what I’m spending the benefit money on, and telling me I need to respect him because he made the decision to choose to give me the apportionment for our daughter and if I can’t show him what I’m doing with the money he will appoint someone to be in charge of it. This all stemmed from him immediately calling to request a large sum of money from the award and me deciding to put it in an account for our daughter to save. Besides feeling harassed, I’m confused about the entire thing. I filed the apportionment application. The VA made the decision to ensure he was financially contributing to raising our daughter(of which he has only contributed less than 2 year of her 15 years alive). Was it his choice to allow the VA to send a monthly benefit payment and can he end that simply because 1)I did not send him the large sum of money he requested and 2) because I’m not giving him proof of what is done with the money?
Being harassed by this person From prison who spent years physically abusing me is causing extra stress that I’d like to end, but not sure my options and I feel our daughter’s needs deserve to be contributed towards by him.
thank you for any words of wisdom on this. I truly appreciate it.
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