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
Good evening to all after finally being awarded service connection with residuals of a TBI at the BVA on Jan. 13, 2023. Just waiting on the RO to implement, I was reading over the BVA decision and wanted to know if this should go back to my original claim date in 2009? I was originally denied due to them saying no records of an injury or in service event occurred. Then I’d reopened this claim in July of 2016:
“Based on the evidence of record, the Board finds that service connection for residuals of a TBI is warranted.First, the Board finds an in service event occurred as the Veteran’s STRs contain a diagnosis of TBI.”
Also the benefit of the doubt was ruled in my favor here…Edited by Bluntly (see edit history)
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When you get your VARO implementation decision, if its any effective date other than 2009, then post the reasons and bases and we may be able to help you appeal this. This is a HUUUUUUGE DEAL F
It sounds like the VA plans to set up another medical examination. So, it appears that your claim is still somewhat pending. Keep in mind that the regional office is supposed to assign you an effectiv
Yes, it may all work out in our favor. Waiting on a CAVC decision myself and only time will tell. At least I did get a good call from my lawyer that the VA attorney agreed with my requests for increas
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