I submitted documents on ebenefits and it showed them all under the submitted documents tab. Ebenefits was updated and all the submitted documents disappeared from the submitted documents tab. Should I mail in copies?
Also, on my list of disabilities it says I'm appealing rhinitis when I just started that claim. My appeal was for sinusitis. I put eustachian tube dysfunction for a secondary but the VA spelled it "estachian". Should I tell my VSO they may be messing up my claim?
As Berta noted, its really the information they want that is contained on the form, that happens to have "PTSD" in the title.
There isn't a "Statement in Support of Claim for Stressors, but not PTSD stressors" form yet :)
IF you have any saved letters from your wife (vice versa), photos etc that could help, as could your medical records. Medical records are frequently used to put people in RVN with no other evidence to do so.
Wayne, Buck has been intimating that the VA is cracking down on the SA compensations. Perhaps they feel that folks aren't using the machines and/or tampering with the results. They are ever looking for ways to reduce fraud.
That said, it's about my health. The machine literally reduces my apneas to normal levels. I sleep better, I feel better and many symptoms are improving. My doctor tells me that I will return to very severe OSA without using it. Oh and by the way, my wife will sleep in the same room again.
I suppose a yearly visit to the VA with the machine is worth the peace of mind and the compensation.
The VA started what is called the National Work Queue. In theory, claims will stay with the ROJ as much as possible, but may be sent to another office depending on the load there, in an effort to improve timeliness.
In reality, this may not happen. As a result, your claim has been shifting from one office to the next, depending on the state of the claim, and may be bounced around quite a bit before the claim is completely done.
Appeals are not being worked under the NWQ at the moment.
You can search google for more information on NWQ.