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
Greetings hadit family finally received my new rating on tbi that was a Bva remand and service connected on January of this year. Since service connection I had to attend 3 c&p exams in regards to the tbi, which were the following tbi, ptsd, and headaches. Today I received my new rating decision which they combined my tbi with ptsd but this didn’t change my overall percentage(70%). No increase on the ptsd and just 10% for the tbi.
In my rating decision it only talks about the tbi and ptsd exams with no mention of the headache exam. The headache exam was for residuals of the tbi, which was the last exam I did but no new rating in the decision letter in regards to that c&p exam. My question is how come I didn’t get a new rating for my headaches? Which is currently at 0%. Why send a veteran to a c&p exam if you’re not going to rate him? Thanks for your time and replies as any insights are appreciated as I figure out my appeal approach.Edited by Bluntly (see edit history)
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