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
Advice given on the forum is in no way a substitute for consulting with a competent Veterans law firm, such as one (you pick your favorite) on the NOVA advocate website.
If you already have retained a law firm, then you should follow that law firms advice instead of hadit members advice. ONE REASON:
Many law firms have access to your VBMS file, while hadit members do not. Your law firm may well know about issues which are relevant to your case, while hadit posters often do not have that information.
Of course, your law firm will not only have access to your VBMS file, but they also have professional training and experience, while hadit members (unless other wise posted) have neither legal training nor a law degree.
CONTROVERSIAL ADVICE: Often there are choices that Veterans make which are a "coin toss" where both options could produce similar results. These are things like, "should I file an HLR or go directly to the BVA". One Veteran may do well with a HLR, while others suggest going directly to the BVA.
I will never KNOWINGLY suggest to a Veteran that he or she commit any type of fraud, nor will I knowingly recommend a Veteran violate one or more laws to obtain benefits. Laws vary with different states and or cities, so you should always consult with a professional if in doubt.
Further, since we are uncompensated volunteers, each Veteran should understand that posters are not accepting any type of liability for any of the advice given.
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Advice given on the forum is in no way a substitute for consulting with a competent Veterans law firm, such as one (you pick your favorite) on the NOVA advocate website. https://www.vetadvoc
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