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BVA Docket Number Assigned

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All,

I just received an IRIS response to an inquiry about my BVA appeal for ankle contentions.  It indicated that on 2 June 2015 a docket number was assigned to my appeal (form-9), It’s been 3 months, should my BVA packet have been certified by now and sent to the BVA?  How long does it take the RO to certify appeal packets?

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My husband's took around a year and a half for the New Orleans RO to certify before sending the appeal to the Board.  Sorry to say...

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lotzaspotz,

Thanks for the reply, I am just happy that I got this far with getting a docket number assigned.

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USMC2311

After it reaches the BVA  They then go by Dockett Number as they come in and thats usually another long wait. (sorry to say)

if you can't work because of your disability and your SC for it  request your claim to be expedited due to a hardship on you and your family.

There are some CFR's on this but  I can't remember them .

Ms berta or asknod would know.

 

...............Buck

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Ok, you have it backwards.  Your claim is certified by the RO, and then your claim is docketed by the Board.  Your RO has to certify that all your evidence is in order before it will be sent to the Board.   The RO also has to complete applicable SOC's, and SSOC's, and give you a waiting period to respond to the SOC/SSOC before it will be certified to the Board.  

In short, you are ahead of the game if you have a docket number.  According to the BVA website, they are currently assigning cases to judges that were certified in 2014.    The 2014 Chairman's report indicated its about a year, once your claim has been certified and sent to the BOARD, BUT, they admit that it will likely be longer in 2015, because there are about 20% more appeals in 2015.  You probably have 1-2 more years before a BVA decision, with my guess at 18 months.    Once you get the Board decision, it took my VARO 3 years to implement it, and multiple emails to Allison Hickey as the Board says it has to be done "in an expiditious manner".  

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