Please take a minute to read through the Guidelines, they will explain how we operate here at Hadit.com
Be Kind to one another.
From time to time, there will be links to supporting information, but in no way is Hadit.com responsible for that information and the contents of any other website. It is up to each visitor to check the accuracy and timeliness of any information.
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 firm’s advice instead of hadit.com members’ advice.
Many law firms can access your VBMS file, while hadit.com members do not. Your law firm may well know about issues which are relevant to your case, while hadit.com 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.com members (unless otherwise posted) have neither legal training nor a law degree.
Often there are choices that Veterans make that 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 HLR, while others suggest going directly to the BVA.
We will never KNOWINGLY suggest to a Veteran that he or she commit any type of fraud, nor will we 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.
This is a moderated forum with rules. Please adhere to them, or it will necessitate the deletion of your account. Anything a Moderator finds to be erroneous is subject to review and deletion.
“Everyone won’t agree on many things, but the one thing we should agree on is that we are here so that no brother or sister veteran gets left behind, not on a jungle trail, not on a desert trail, and not on a paper trail.” Tbird Founder Hadit.com
The biggest component of HadIt.com to help veterans is our very active discussion forum. Over 23000 (as of Feb 2023) registered users, with an average of about 200 posts per day. New Registrations average about 200 members per month.
Please note that the discussion forum is made up of veterans just like you. They come to HadIt.com and its discussion forum from all over the world. Some come to ask questions, some come to help do research for other vets, some to answer questions, others come for the sense of community that HadIt.com provides, and still others come just to provide an ear and shoulder to those veterans who have become weary.
There are some folks who for whatever reason sign on to discussion forums to cause disruption. We have put measures in place to limit this behavior. However, we still have this problem. The best advice is to ignore them; if they want a fight, or a response, don’t give it to them. We have an ignore user feature. You can look up any member by name and click to ignore them.
New members’ posts are moderated and not visible to all members until the staff can review a few posts to make sure it is not a spammer, troll, or some other divisive individual.
HadIt.com’s discussion forum is “User Friendly” as long as posters do not cause division. We are not into censorship. We simply need to set forth some guidelines and rules. These are aimed at maintaining harmony on the Web Community Forum. When one person disrupts many, then we feel it’s time to take action.
Freedom of speech. Your contribution to this forum is not a right but a privilege. As this is a private website, there is no public right to freedom of speech. The rules we have in place are to protect the site, and to provide a convivial environment for our Members. In short: we decide what is permissible or not permissible.
Remember that most that come to our discussion forum have been wounded in one way or another. Be kind to each other. If angered, take a day to respond. Personal attacks are not what we are about; we are about helping our brother and sister veterans.
We reserve the right to remove any posts or member at any time.
This is a NOT a secure website. Do Not post private information such as name, addresses, phone numbers or social security numbers, etc.
If you want to provide the information below:
Any other claims that have been awarded can affect the handling of your claims, so if you can, provide as much information as possible about your current VA status. If you know the Disability Codes (DCs), give those also. You can find them in 38CFR Chap 1, Part 4. if the VA did not/will not provide them.
This is NOT a secure website, so if you do not wish to provide this information, we understand and will help as much as possible in general terms. You can get most of the information for yourself by researching the many links on this site.
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You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this forum to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, racist, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, or otherwise is a violation of any law.
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Content is not intended to and does not constitute legal advice, and no attorney-client relationship is formed, nor is anything submitted to this Web Site treated as confidential. The accuracy, completeness, adequacy, or currency of the Content is not warranted or guaranteed. Your use of Content on this Web Site or materials linked from this Web Site is at your own risk.
We reserve the right to remove any posts or member at any time.
Do not give advice contrary to the law, such as lying to VA or SSA or working under the table for cash in order to hide your employment status from government agencies. Such postings will be deleted; further posting will result in a ban from the forum.
- No Flaming (Negative comments about other members, other boards, or other sites.)
- No vulgar language
- No offensive verbal assaults
- No sexual connotations
- No personal attacks
- No political discussions. We are not a political forum. Our focus is VA disability claims. Political discussions lead to flame wars, it takes up valuable space and is not what this board was set up for. There are many other boards to discuss politics, but this is not one of them.
- No religious testimonials or discussions of one faith against another. There are other sites for this.
Please take a minute to read through this it will explain how to make posts that will get you answers.
Note: Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they show up as they are reviewed, this process does not take long, and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview. This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before they hit the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims, and this helps us do that.
I know you are anxious to jump into the forum, but these tips will help you get to it much faster.
Our Home Page has articles that may answer your question. Use the search box at the top of the page to find answers faster.
1. 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.
2. Use paragraphs instead of one huge, 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.
3. Post clear questions and then give background info on them.
A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
I was involved in 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?
We are here to help you receive every benefit you deserve for your service to our country.