Single Status Update
Question about an approved appeal. On April 6th 2016, a VBA Law judge granted my appeal for residuals of multiple ischemic strokes being service connected. The Judge for my case was Bradley W. Hennings. Docket No. 15-06 351A Date Apr 06 2016. I received a copy of the judgement in the mail two weeks ago. It said that the VARO that first received the claim in Feb 2011 had the case sent back to them. I followed up with the DAV who represented my case to see where things were and got the following email back from them
RE: [EXTERNAL] John Gagnier
My questions are They never did a C&P exam to determine my level of disability ((The Seattle VA hospital has me categorized as Priority Group 4 (Catastrophically disabled) How are they going to make a fair evaluation without having ever done an exam with a qualified M.D. I have been in a wheelchair since May 2007 with no use of my left arm/hand, leg and foot. What do you think my percentage should be? (I submitted my claim in Feb 2011.
First things first, you should really post all your questions in one of the forums to get more responses/replies. BVA never really rates a claim unless a veteran is appealing a certain percentage. I may be wrong so don't hold me to this but VA will most likely set up a C & P exam prior to rating your condition or they will rate your condition and then give you a C & P exam to determine what level your condition is at. Now as to the 30 to 60 days that seems unlikely to me and I hope I am wrong. My BVA granted claim took about a year to be rated even after BVA granted my condition. If your claim was advanced on the docket the local VARO is very slow to act on anything. Again I hope I am wrong.
Thanks for responding Pete. This is the first time that I have ever posted here. So, I appreciate any direction on how to go about it for best results. One thing that I had not mentioned is that when the judge granted my appeal, he also stated that he authorized my case to be "advanced"