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Wayne TX

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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 rig
  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 n
  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
  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.
  14. We're in the same OSA boat. I sent VA an IMO from Dr. Anaise and another from a Physician Assistant - both stated more likely than not s/c to existing secondaries. VA still denied OSA........been diagnosed twice and on CPAP since 2015.......they said their two VA Examiners stated less likely than not. What happen with tie going to the runner? They did not attack either of my IMO's, but went into a lot stating why their VA Examiners denied. They said my SMR is silent for OSA , but the Appeal was based on OSA being a secondary claim. Fishy BS.....I put in another NOD immediately and thi
  15. Vetquest......I told the truth and my medical evidence strongly supports my Appeal with two DBQ's and two IMO's . John......I never brought up TDIU or made any claim for it to the examiner or anyone else. Buck........in hindsight I should have given a better answer instead of "I've been retired for 7 years" but my lower back pain is not s/c (the reason) and my actual s/c disabilities would not carry enough backbone to explain why I've been fully retired for 7 years. What amazed me is that she did not ask why I've been retired for 7 years. Why would VA ask that kind of a question unles
  16. I was asked the question at my C&P Exam last week if I can "work".....I responded to Examiner that "I have been retired since 2011." I can't do any kind of standing more than 30 minutes or any physical work anymore (age 70) due to a non s/c condition of low back pain (lumbar/muscle degeneration, and arthritis all diagnosed - all well documented with VA for years.........it is the reason I had to retire 8 years ago but again not a s/c disability as it did not occur during active duty. I am s/c for other disabilities totaling 50%. but unrelated to lower back pain. Does the VA Rater take
  17. That's pretty fast......I opt May 10 - RAMP HLR......been at PDA since Aug. 10......no movement since. Just waiting but looks close.
  18. I'm actually expecting something to pop this week as my estimated dates still show Aug. 23- Sept. 9. Good luck to ALL!
  19. I suspect Pending Decision Approval means someone has rated it and is now waiting for a higher-up Rater to sign-off to advance into Preparation for Notification. HLR....butstill no Informal Phone Conference has taken place as requested. .
  20. bpweryz........about in the same boat with ya........been at Pending Decision Approval since Aug. 10......... 111 days now in HLR..........estimated dates....Aug. 23-Sept. 9. Getting close.....asked for Informal Phone Conference but that has not happened yet.
  21. Hi Buck........I have been sitting on Pending Decision Approval (PDA) since August 10......it went straight from Claim Received to PDA on EBenefits.......still no Informal Phone Conference yet.......estimated dates Aug. 23 - Sept. 9........yep getting close. Thank God it was worked out of Winston-Salem, NC instead of Waco. Fingers crossed.
  22. Great points....exactly why I opt in RAMP as my claims go back to 2015 and have not even been certified by the Legacy Board. None of us are getting any younger so RAMP was an alternate worth the risk of being in a pilot program.
  23. MY two cents....why not try RAMP? I had personally been stuck in the Legacy waiting game nearly 2 years with no signs when I'd even be seeing a docket number.......too frustrating! I decided to opt out of Legacy and opt into RAMP........I opted on May 10.....today is August 15, and I am at Pending Decision Approval and it should pop over the next 3 weeks as estimated completion dates keep shrinking almost weekly now.
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