Single Status Update
Happy Belated New Years to everyone. Sorry a bit behind the curve these days. Have a prosperous new year and may your VA battles be swift and victorious.
I haven't been too great mentally but hanging in there otherwise. Things with my claims should be good although I believe I might have screwed the pooch on one the timelines for my last Form 9. The VA took over a year to provide me a copy of the last decision a year a go. I did send in the NOD and I did send in a Form 9 however. I didn't know the date of the last effective decision so I wrote one up stating that I was contesting the last decision.
It boils down to the effective date of my neck claim. It should have the same effective date as my back since SMR's and the LOD for the back and the LOD for neck were all in my records in the hands of the VA at the time of my initial claim. Then the rest of my contentions I've rested on the medical evidence and independent medical opinions.
It looks like I may have 3 separate dockets dates but I am still not for certain on that since I can't get a complete answer from the VA via IRIS or helpline.
I've received the 90 day letter from the BVA for evidence before the Board issues a decision in my appeal. So everything is moving smoothly to my knowledge.
Keeping this all together is so taxing. DOL, Social Security , OPM retirement, and Veterans benefits. In all these years, and mind you, I haven't been at it as much as most on here on had it, with my conditions, specifically the mental, which relies heavily on for recollection of events in my claims, I'm screwed. Most days I can't tell you what day of the week it is, or what I had for breakfast that day, if I remember at all, it is only after some big hints and recaps from my family that I can piece together whats going on. Which lends to even more problems for an already paranoid person, it sucks. But I try to get by, try being the operative word.
In any case didn't mean to write a novel. I was just excited to hear from folks I consider friends on here.How have things been on your front?