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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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
I submitted a claim to service connect my diabetes mellitus II because my doctor never diagnosed my diabetes. I found out I was diabetic when I went to an urgent care and they did lab work and found my blood glucose over 400, A1c 13.4. I was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and spent 2 days in ICU and another day on the regular floor. I was diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis with acute kidney injury on May 19, 2019.
I found note in my medical records where it said I was prediabetic on 9 Apr 2018, I don't remember ever having a conversation with my doctor telling me I was prediabetic. My A1c was 6.0 and blood glucose was 143. My A1c was never checked again in that whole year and I had blood glucose readings on 6/25/2018 (103), 10/10/2018 (186) and 3/20/2019 (285), I didn't know about these elevated numbers until I looked thru my records when I was filing my claim. My doctor never contacted me about them. I now know I was getting sick when I had the 285 reading. I had diabetes at this point. Let me also mention I had other risk factors: obesity, family history, age, race, inactive lifestyle, high blood pressure and high cholesterol all of which is documented in my records. She also has been my doctor for over 2 years at that point. I sent her a secure message complaining I was losing weight and feeling dizzy, unsteady on my feet, pins/needles in my feet. She sent a message back saying it probably was because I was a picky eater (I told her this before) and that I was taking topiramate for headaches.
My claim keeps getting denied. Is this a winnable claim?
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