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halos2

Expeditious Manner-how Does One Equate The Timeline Here?

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Just how long do they wait?

How long have vets here waited for a decision once remanded back to VARO?

What decisions were made here: favorable ot not?

What geographical locations were these made in?

Wonder how many have died waiting too?

Ponder these and answer if you are able to. Thanks ;)

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Just how long do they wait?

How long have vets here waited for a decision once remanded back to VARO?

What decisions were made here: favorable ot not?

What geographical locations were these made in?

Wonder how many have died waiting too?

Ponder these and answer if you are able to. Thanks ;)

Expeditious ~ ~ ha~ha~ha . . . lol~ it just puts us into another line.

I am referring to Florida.

carlie

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warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch05/ch05_secg.doc

Remanded Appeals

Introduction This topic contains information on remanded appeals, including

· the definition of a remanded appeal, and

· the expeditious processing of remanded appeals

· who is responsible for timely processing, and

· processing the remanded appeal.

Change Date August 4, 2009

a. Definition: Remanded Appeal A remanded appeal is an appeal that has been returned by BVA to the RO for

· development of additional evidence

· due process, or

· reconsideration of issues.

Remanded appeals are among the oldest cases and must be worked on a priority basis.

b. Expeditious Processing of Remanded Appeals Public Law (PL) 103-446, Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 1994, mandates that remanded appeals be given special attention and expeditious processing.

c. Who is Responsible for Timely Processing</H5>The VACOLS coordinator and Veterans Service Center (VSC) management are responsible for close control and timely processing of BVA remanded appeals.

Continued on next page 34. Remanded Appeals, Continued

d. Processing the Remanded Appeal Upon receipt of a BVA remanded appeal the

· mailroom stamps the top of the document to show the date received

· claims folder is delivered to the Decision Review Officer (DRO), Veterans Service Center Manager (VSCM), or his/her designee on the same day, and

· DRO, VSCM, or his/her designee ensures that

- the top document shows the date received

- review and development of the remand are initiated within 15 days from the date of receipt, and

- VACOLS is updated within seven days. Note: Use of end product (EP)170 to control the remand is optional.)

Upon receipt of the requested evidence or after a reasonable effort to obtain evidence, the DRO or designee

· prepares a new decision or supplemental statement of the case (SSOC), and

· returns the case to BVA after expiration of the 30-day response period.

Edited by pete992

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Ok. You saw the regulation posted defining "expeditious". Now, I will "unspin" that defination:

Expiditious: def. With a 1,000,000 claim backlog this means your claim will be placed QUICKLY on the hamster wheel, going nowhere as fast as possible, being passed from the VARO (bounced back and forth between the AOJ and any farmed out Regional offices) , to the DRO, to the AMC, and to the BVA, round and round she goes, where she stops nobody knows.

In exceptional cases, the hamster wheel will add the CAVC to the "appeals team hamster wheel", and maybe the Federal courts also. Add in any possible "Writs of Mandamus" plus doses of shredded evidence, and "expeditious treatment" means however long the VA wants but usually in the 5-10 year range to get it finally settled.

I have waited 8 years, and am still waiting.

Edited by broncovet

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The VA says things it does not mean. How can expedite means months even years?

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Pete992,broncovet, and Pete53, Isn't this as ridicoulous as all the other protocols they adopt to use too. This is a modern day, one of age, where trying to correct the wrong paths of the past, and rectify the wrongdoing of veterans... I am all for this but what needs to be done is health status order then go to date order...come on us oldies can't last forever...waiting for the game to start/stop!

There are so many of us, I wish there was some way to ban together to put an end to the injustices we receive. A peaceful resolution to treat us with dignity, humility, and fairness. Seems as though the more valid information/documentation we provide, the more they try to sabotage us with them not following their guidelines, almost to the point of thinking we are ?smart asses? because we have a little knowledge of the regulatory processes. JMHO, it seems when we follow the regs, they stonewall our claims, "like who do you think you are?" We will show you!

It is very difficult to have tried to live a rightous life, be fair to our fellow man/women, and constintently live by the laws, and be slapped in the face with every turn the VA can use to deny, degrade, discourage, disolution us as people. Take a number, if we want we will wait on you, if not just sit and wait, and shut your mouth, you have no voice here! I AM BIG BROTHER...it only goes my way, don't like it? Take the highway route out.

They need to say, take the claim back, and some year, maybe, we will look at it...expedite? Hell no! Go home and wait and pray you live long enough to get a favorable reply. That is, if we want to!

Edited by halos2

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