Single Status Update
well just checked va.gov and the chicago va hasnt moved one claim off remand in the last 7 work days at least stuck on 19887. this means my claims will be tied up for the max of 29 months. now thats on top of the 10 years it took to get bva to award my claim.
i started tracking the remand back log on feb 7 and at that time there was 23905 in front of me, so that less than a thousand claims assiged per month so it will take 2 years for them to even awarad me what the judges declared what a shame.
Ok. You are "assuming" VA.gov is reliable, and this is "far from assured". Very far. Many times, including my own, I thought it was going to be "much much longer" and my BVA came through much much faster..once it "gets" to the BVA.
The problem in the past is that VARO "sat" on our claims for about 3 to 4 years before they were ever sent to BVA.
1. For example, it took an "average" of 2 years or so for the VARO just to certify the claim to the BVA. (which should have taken 2 hours).
2. Also, they VARO took a year to do a required SOC, and more if you submitted new evidence and they did a SSOC.
3. Even worse, the VSO would often "prepare a brief". Ok, that sounds good. NOT SO FAST. My DAV national VSO told me, when ebenefits says "with VSO" that did not mean the claim took longer, because the BVA claim was "already docketed" so it was waiting before the board while VSO takes a year to prepare a brief. So, I called the BVA. NOT TRUE! My claim was "not docketed" at the BVA so the VSO "preparing a brief" delayed it another year.
If my math is correct this totals 4 years where VARO sits on the claim. This is the purpose of the AMA (formerly known as RAMP). No SOC, and NO certifying to board. And, this time it took my VSO under six weeks to prepare a brief.
Dont take my word for it tho: Read the BVA chairmans report yourself, and find the average claim times there:
Make no mistake. The board makes it crystal clear the REGIONAL OFFICE is the source of about 80 percent of Vets claim delays.