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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first question to mods here and @Tbird: can we add a section for burn pit under the specialized cases? i posted in "gulf war" cuz i didn't know where else to put my question. please move this post/question to the appropriate spot if a desginated "burn pit" cant be created. thanks in advance.
ok so i submitted a claim when i first got out back in 2008...below is the denial from the VA. if i reopen this claim based on the new law, will i be awarded SC back to 2008(along with back pay?)??? i have lots of medical records showing sinus issues to support SC but i don't even think i need that with the presumptive conditions related to burn pits added, right?
thanks guys and gals!
6. Service connection for allergic rhinitis (claimed as sinuses).
Service connection may be granted for a disability which began in military service or was
caused by some event or experience in service.
Your service treatment records were reviewed and considered with your claim for allergic
rhinitis; however, they failed to show evidence of this conditon. Please note that your
service treatment records appear incomplete. We have requested them from the Records
Management Center, St. Louis; however, they replied negatively. We also requested
them form your last unit of assignment; however, they failed to reply. If you have a copy
of them, please submit them to us and we will reevaluate your claim.
Your VA examination revealed the examiner's diagnosis of allergic rhinitis; however,
there was no evidence found relating this condition to your active military service.
Service connection for allergic rhinitis (claimed as sinuses) is denied since this condition
neither occurred in nor was caused by service.
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I agree with you ArNG-in both posts you made above. Veterans can now file Class actions themselves : https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/06/17/court-allows-a-class-acti
SO TRUE!!! tho i think this group is pretty special- i have hope many will do the contact your state reps from the links i provided. This is very true and i think i have a winning case. just n
There are a few points I need to make about the new Rule : https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/08/05/2021-16693/presumptive-service-connection-for-respiratory-conditions-due-to-exposur
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