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.
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Post straightforward questions and then post background information.
Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
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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?
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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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1. If BVA awards a claim effective date back to the original date of claim based on 3.156 (c) (newly associated service treatment records), would the original claim be considered a pending claim until the BVA´s new decision, since it did go all the way back to the original claim?
2. If a secondary condition was initially awarded the same effective date as the primary condition (before the appeal award for an earlier effective date based on 3.156 (c)), will the recent BVA EED award also allow for an earlier effective date for the secondary condition?
Summary: 1. initial claim for shoulder condition denied, I did not appeal and it became final. 2. Submitted claim to reopen and granted service connection shoulder condition and rotator cuff as secondary based on VA C&P examination (I never submitted a claim for the secondary condition). VA assigned the date to reopen as the effective dates for both the primary and secondary conditions.
I am still waiting for the BVA and the RO decision letters, and would like to gather as much information as possible to determine if I should submit an appeal for an earlier effective date for the secondary condition.
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IMHO (IN MY HUMBLE OPINION), I think you should wait until you get your decision letters. You are basically waiting on two separate decisions/letters, one from the BVA and one from the VARO implementi
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