Utilize our site and discussion forum to research Veterans Affairs (VA) Claims procedures for benefits. Search for topics of interest. Join our active discussion forum and post questions to other veterans.
Posting in the forums
Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD VA claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.
Second option is to ask your question in our VA Claims Research Forums
People scan titles very quickly so posting a clear question will elicit more responses.
Most folks don’t read all posts everyday and tend to gravitate to those topics that are familiar to them or interest them.
Putting the right Topic Title will make it easier for those familiar with your question to quickly spot it and respond.
Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story.
Please don’t type in ALL CAPS it makes it difficult to read. This is all about readability we are sensitive that some poster’s disabilities make typing difficult and we are not talking about them.
If you are not sure where paragraphs go just break you post into short readable chunks.
Leading to: Post clear questions and then give background info on them.
Example: Too little information. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I re-file a VA claim? Clear concise background with question, excellent. I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but my VA claim was denied in 2008.
Should I re-file? Too little information. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure? Clear concise background with question, excellent. 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?
This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your VA claim?” etc.