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 filed my 21-2680 aid/attendance form filled out by my PCP at the VA.I also submitted parts of my VA records that I thought would apply to my claim for aid/attendance. I just noticed that under "What You've Claimed" on-line it says the following:
All I claimed is the SMC. It is listing most of my s/c disabilities and looks like I am filing for increases. All of those are already adjudicated nd I am at 100% schedular/permaent and have been for a few years. Are they trying to redo all my settled disabilities because I am claiming aid and attendance??
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A lot of ideas, a lot of conjecture and a lot of suggestions. Let's look at VA's more recent views on SMC. First, for the higher rates (SMC L and above), the M 21 has tried desperately to conjure
I found this from my remand. In a January 2020 decision, the Board granted SMC housebound from May 9, 2018 to July 16, 2018 and SMC based on the need for aid and attendance since
I agree, but the RO's may be so swamped they do not pay attention. The end result is wasted tax dollars and veterans getting screwed over. It is up to the veteran to scream and holler about it because
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