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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.   





michael37

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I put the following in another post but think it is notable enough to have it show on its own. It is very lengthy but if you sift through it you will get an idea what your odds are by VARO and also between DRO and traditional appeal.

http://www.gao.gov/assets/590/585481.html

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Thanks for sharing. So , DRO reviews take longer than BVA with not much better timeliness or results. jim

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That was my feeling, Jim. I know that others will disagree.

I was haunted by the words someone said to me early on. "At BVA they have lawyers that can read...."

But it is all a crap shoot. At the right VARO and with the right DRO, you win.....

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It really depends on where you live. The Size of the Regional offices and number of employees vs the number of claims is also a big factor.

If a veteran lives in areas like Florida then SP Pete is a very busy place so expect longer waits.

If you live in Huntington WV Ro jurisdiction then the process should be faster.

This is what I have seen over the years.

if you are in Indy or houston, I feel sorry for you.

J

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I NEED HELP WITH MY BVA APPEAL ON ALL MY CLAIM THEY HAVE TURN ME DOWN I HAVE BEEN FILING SENCE 2005 I FILE FOR SSA AT THE SAME TIME I FILE FOR VA DISABILLITY BUT I ? RECIEVED SSDI DISABILLITY IN DEC 21 2006 FOR THE SAME THING I FILE FOR WITH VA THEY HAVE TURN ME DOWN AGAIN NOW I NEED TO FILE BVA APPEAL

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I NEED HELP WITH MY BVA APPEAL ON ALL MY CLAIM THEY HAVE TURN ME DOWN I HAVE BEEN FILING SENCE 2005 I FILE FOR SSA AT THE SAME TIME I FILE FOR VA DISABILLITY BUT I ? RECIEVED SSDI DISABILLITY IN DEC 21 2006 FOR THE SAME THING I FILE FOR WITH VA THEY HAVE TURN ME DOWN AGAIN NOW I NEED TO FILE BVA APPEAL

Welcome.

Please start your info and questions as a new topic in the forum it relates to.

Thanks

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