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Wayne TX last won the day on July 17 2018

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  1. John999.......I know....got TDIU eligibility covered now and I intend to keep fighting as I still have Sleep Apnea under NOD (twice denied as well) and now awaiting for a BVA hearing in Waco hoping 50%, but that alone won't get me there under Supplemental anyway. There are no more claims to be filed after that one. Buck - I filed initially back in May 2015... twice denied on claim since and finally on third NOD was granted under RAMP HLR at 60%. The denial before goes back to March 2018.
  2. Happy to report RAMP HLR appeal was granted....went from 50% to 80%....retro arrive in a week.
  3. Whiled waiting on an HLR RAMP Appeal claim another Open Claim showed up under EBenefits as an ATTORNEY FEE MEMO (New) on July 25. I assume this is a good sign for the Appeal with another claim surfacing to pay attorney fees? How soon normally after this kind of claim surfaces can one expect to see the Appeal closed and retro delivered? Does Veteran get paid first or attorney?
  4. My RAMP HLR now shows as Preparation for Notification.........my est. completion date now moved back some to November 2019 now. Go figure.....at Notification according to eBennies and Peggy/VBA but still estimating November 2019 to get decision. I figure next month.
  5. They must be working today as my appeal just went to Notification this morning....anyway I can look for any signs of the decision prior to waiting on the mailing to arrive?
  6. Mine (HLR) finally flipped from Preparation for Decision to Pending Decision Approval today. First movement of any kind since April 12. But my eBenefits estimate completion dates were backed up by another two months next year. Weird.
  7. Yep.........just noticed today my RAMP HLR was pushed back again on estimated date now to August 2020. Before yesterday it was April 2020. My first set of estimated completion dates came and went May 2019 so twice now they've reset my estimated completion dates further back. I read where those dates really don't mean much so hoping that's right.
  8. CONGRATS!!!!!.......I got a few Q's Kelly..........(1)was this through RAMP or LEGACY and if RAMP what lane? (2) How were you able to request TDIU when you just now increased to 70% I thought you had to be already at 70% with at least one disability at 40% to be eligible for TDIU. I am asking because I'm curious if you were able to ask for TDIU on the basis of being granted the increases that resulted in reaching 70%. (3) What did they say as being a reason for remand on TDIU? Just curious. Thanks.
  9. Just curious if anyone here who opt for a Board Hearing had a Judge Hearing (Videoconference or Live) yet? I appealed my HLR in October 2018 and was received by VA in early November and have not heard a lick. Wondering if anyone has heard anything about their Hearing date?
  10. Bronco......as to "I really want to get this done fast "without new evidence", but probably should play it safe and appeal "with new evidence" EVEN IF I have no new evidence to submit." I agree.....today an IMO is no longer just a great idea but in my humble opinion a necessity to add an extra layer of protection to an already solid evidence case. New evidence being (and a new IMO qualifies) added seems critical these days for most Appeals to get granted. I tried the HLR route with RAMP and had solid evidence plus had not one but two IMOs in my favor and I till got denied so I decided right then and there screw those two lanes I want a Judge and a Hearing so I will wait them out for as long as it takes to get one and if VA wants to keep building up my retro that's fine by me. I can wait them out....not in a bind.
  11. Good info there Bronco.......I am willing to wait longer for a BVA Hearing as getting two denials now since filing in 2015. I do not want to fool around anymore with DROs handling HLR or SCL as they just overlook or fail to recognize key evidences in Veteran's favor. I want to get in front of a Judge to plead my case with evidence. I am assuming whatever time an Appeal was filed that is the pecking order for when a VideoConference Judge Hearing will be scheduled. My appeal for Hearing was filed in early November 2018. I believe the time has come that IMOs are no longer an option but a necessity to get granted anything that deals with seeking s/c through secondary disabilities. One of my appeals is Sleep Apnea (moderate OSA). I have heard that even though Sleep Apnea was diagnosed at a VA Sleep Study with a CPAP prescribed that VA still wants a Physician or Specialist to specify in an IMO that a CPAP is a "medical necessity" to Veteran. I heard that if that's not stated as such VA can deny, deny, and deny as easy as a Physician not applying " as likely as not...." to an IMO or DBQ. If this is true, that would certainly require yet another updated IMO with a Physician or the same Physician stating that usage of a CPAP " is a medical necessity" even after already stating that Veteran was diagnosed and been prescribed and a CPAP for x-amount of years. Stop breathing in your sleep is certainly a medical necessity........go figure.
  12. I have four issues on RAMP Appeal - all filed as HLR - all were denied. I filed NOD's on all four and requested a Board Hearing this time. That NOD and request was received by my VARO and filed November 2, 2018. My question is to anyone who has been either HLR or Supplemental Review of RAMP that were denied and NOD now seeking a Board Hearing. Has anyone actually received a Board Hearing as yet under RAMP? If so, how long did it actually take to get the Hearing? If no Hearing as yet how long have you been waiting in months to date and has anyone been contacted yet with an actual upcoming Hearing scheduled date?
  13. I did file an Appeal for 2nd time back in October.... have not heard a drop as to when my VJ Hearing will be held. All the letter said "I would get a 30-day notice." Left in the dark as usual.
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