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    • Of course, Berta is correct..if its in your file.  More likely, however, its been shredded.  THey pulled that same BS with me!   I sent the dependents form at least 3 times, and each time VA says they lost it.  When I got my copies of my cfile, the dependent request forms were not there.   I fought them all the way up to the cavc.  They got away with shredding my evidence so far.  But, they dont know how deterimined I am.   At least one time I submitted the dependent form through my VSO..which they also "lost".   VA has repeadetly shreded my documents which has resulted in loss of effective dates.   I filed a "Special Handling Request" (SHR)  due to shredded evidence in 2008 WHICH THE VA ALSO SHREDDED!!!   But, they did a boo boo.  There are 2 references in my file, by VA employees, to the  SHR.  Oh oh.  They stepped on their necktie.   Im waiting, tho.  I have some other things in the works, and if it works out, I wont need to file a Writ of Mandamus to compel VA to quit shredding my evidence and to honor the 2008 SHR, which, of course, I have a copy of, along with proof of mailing.  
    • Well I don't know about this system but my appeal started in 2008 after my claim in 2004 was denied. My appeal finally went to a VLJ in 2015 who remanded it back to the RO for further development the it was sent back to the BVA in July 2015 from the RO. Then today while on Ebenefit I saw where the VLJ REMANDED my appeal back to the RO again for development. I like this can't be, what kind of mess is this, did I piss somebody off. Why is this happening to me? I just can't figure this out. All these years I am still getting the run around! Is this normal for an appeal to be remanded twice?
    • Took me over a year to get my New CD ROM C-FILE. About the time line on a NOD APPEAL FOR A DRO Hearing. There been estmations on this  any where from 11 months to 5 years   depends on the work load and the amount of DRO's Waco has. I had a DRO Hearing way back in 2002 and it was about 30 days on my NOD to hear back from Waco and they granted me  DRO Hearing and it was 3 months out...but its a lot different now... I think broncovet had some estimations on the timeline from Waco Tx  R.O.for the DRO Hearings? not sure...I would just keep bugging them about  until they set you a date...if you let it go they think you forgot about it  so just keep pestering them  eventually the wil set you up a DRO Date. IF He is still there Request Gary Hughs as your DRO just say you had heard nice things about him from fellow veterans..he is  COOL DUDE He was fairly young back then  its been 15 years ago  but hopefully he is still there   he is a common sense type guy and good old country boy.  he treated me with a lot of respect and listen to me during my hearing  I had the informal hearing & he Made me feel at ease...relaxed and comfortable. He expedited my claim that day & gave me a thumbs up Navy4life can tell you a Name of a DRO you don't want there in Waco Tx R.O. JMO .....................Buck
    • This is wonderful news and I hope your post gives others hope! I assume this sets up CRDP for you as well. CRDP is supposed to be automatic but I dont know how long it takes these days. Congrats on the BS degree too! In Criminology????? I think the way VA handles claims is a crime. LOL   But it looks to me like it took a little over 2 years for you to get this award?   That is not a bad time frame these days.... Treat yourself good L, a great meal, new clothes etc etc whatever it takes, because you have won a Victory and many of us know how absolutely Exhausting the claims process can be...relax now...it is OVER!  





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Education For An 18 Year Old Dependant

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I need to find the form to fill out so I can keep my 18 year old on my claim. She is 18 but still going to school and starts college in the fall. Anyone know where the form is?

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I need to find the form to fill out so I can keep my 18 year old on my claim. She is 18 but still going to school and starts college in the fall. Anyone know where the form is?

Thanks

I hate to say that once 18 they are no longer your VA dependent unless still attending HS........if still attending HS, then the HS will need to verify this in writing on school letterhead.

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She was 18 for the last few months of High School and I thought that if they are going to college and living at home they are still your dependant........http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm#FNA. Also when I called the 800 number they said as long as she is still in school and living at home she is....guess I am confused.

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JR:

You are mistaken if he fills out the right form his daughter will still be paid why over 18 still going to school. At least that is the way it worked for me and my kids as they were all summer babies and did not graduate till they were 18.

At 70% they will actually pay more than they did when under 18. Social Security will pay up to 13 months more if still in school.

Good Luck

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Do you happen to know what that form is?

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Guess it is me who is confused as both of mine turned 18 a couple of months before HS graduation and the VA sent letters about both which stated that the HS needed to provide a grad date on school letterhead in order for the VA to pay as a dependent up to the grad date, after the grad date month the VA removed them from compensation.

SS worked the same way unless summer school was related to HS.

They both went on with Ch 35 so I did not look into it further.

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