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    • I agree, Berta.   But for a NOD I may have gotten a 100% rating as early as 1973.  It is confusing now that you must use a standard NOD form etc.  Back a few years ago vets were being told to file generic NOD so that nothing could be left out of your disagreement with the VA.   The reliance on formal claims and more formal methods to file claims for increase clash with my idea of EED for a claim.  Just like with PTSD diagnosis the VA is making it harder  to get the DX while pretending to make it easier.  New language regarding NOD's and Claims and Appeals is just making it harder for vets. I don't like the concept of the FDC.  I don't believe many vets start with a FDC, but must build the claim as they go and learn.   If I can use new evidence along with a NOD to bolster my argument then that is ideal.  I have always found the C&P exam to be the thing to attack with an IME/IMO right off the bat.  Since most C&P exams I have had at the VA were of very poor quality with the bias towards low balling and denial dripping off the exam doctors lips I have usually resorted to an IME at some point.  If you can add it with your NOD then you are giving the VA something to look at that might sway their feeble minds.  In the last few NOD's I filed I included a request for a DRO Hearing as a matter of course.  This is philosophy of getting a second bite at the apple before you go to the BVA.   I hate trips to the BVA because I do not trust those jokers.  Last time I went to BVA I had a lawyer and I still got shafted.  The judge did not read my lawyers brief.  He just accepted all our facts and evidence and a year later we got a denial.
    • Yea, sounds like bs to me also. If they were investigating, she wouldn't know. I did read an interesting article yesterday though: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/08/25/how-this-iraq-war-veteran-lied-his-way-to-a-purple-heart-and-750000-in-disability-benefits/?utm_campaign=Early Bird 8.26.16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Sailthru im not surprised that Uncle Sam is hiring more investigators. There is a significant upswing in fraudulent claims.
    • frankly it sounds like bs to me.
    • And, attached are the redacted docs. Claim Details 8-27-16.pdf Dr Ltr SC for OSA.pdf
    • Hi- My claim was only reevaluated at the 6 year mark when I added a Secondary claim.  I am 59, and only had my rating since 2012 ( I retired in 1997) did not file till 2010.  So I am still a newbie, others may have different experiences.   





pkelly4576

Va Form 20-8992

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Got this letter in the mail yesterday.

We have received your application for benefits. It is our sincere desire to decide your case promptly. However, we have a great numbers of claims. Action on yours may be delayed...We are now in the process of deciding weather additional evidence or information is needed. If we need anything else from you, we will contact you, etc, etc,...

Are they for real, My BVA appeal has been in the system for years.. According to IRIS and e-benefits and speaking to someone, my claim was decided on 9/15/11. Last I heard, it was in the Philly RO waiting to be processed.

Does anyone know if this is just a form letter that is sent every once in a while.

Now really confused and angry..

Coachchas

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Got this letter in the mail yesterday.

We have received your application for benefits. It is our sincere desire to decide your case promptly. However, we have a great numbers of claims. Action on yours may be delayed...We are now in the process of deciding weather additional evidence or information is needed. If we need anything else from you, we will contact you, etc, etc,...

Are they for real, My BVA appeal has been in the system for years.. According to IRIS and e-benefits and speaking to someone, my claim was decided on 9/15/11. Last I heard, it was in the Philly RO waiting to be processed.

Does anyone know if this is just a form letter that is sent every once in a while.

Now really confused and angry..

Coachchas

YES, IT IS

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Sounds like someone found another issue and t hey are going to adjudicate It. It also Happened to me once.

J

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What does that mean????

Sounds like someone found another issue and t hey are going to adjudicate It. It also Happened to me once.

J

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This is just an assumption but this may mean the RO actually looked at your file and found another issue they have been ignoring. Could also be for an ancillary benefit which requires an increase like IU and ETC. It also means they will take more time unless they defer the new issue.

J

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I already get IU. I am rated 70% IU since 2008. This is for PTSD and damage to my eardrums. I also the AMC this morning and spoke to a man that had called me several months ago about my claim and this is what he said in a nutshell.

Spoke to the people at (amc) they told me they rated my case as of sept15th and i was granted full grant. They also told me my file was sent to Phila. at the nehmer center there, after they write my case upIi should be notified. I don't know how long it takes for the nehmer center to due this. Also, according to the (amc)a full grant means you would get the most you can get for the disability you are applying for.( don't know about this ). So the most you can get for IHD is 100%? According to them I was rated at a full grant, we will see. My question is, once at the nehmer center how long does it take to receive notification, and after notification how long for the money to arrive. Hope it comes before Christmas.

Semper Fi

Coachchas

This is just an assumption but this may mean the RO actually looked at your file and found another issue they have been ignoring. Could also be for an ancillary benefit which requires an increase like IU and ETC. It also means they will take more time unless they defer the new issue.

J

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