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Kelly Severance

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  1. No. When I went on the site and followed the directions, it said that evidence for an appeal could not be uploaded. I went back to the letter from VA and used the number provided to fax it in. So I HOPE they got it..........but really no way of knowing!
  2. Hello Wayne. My husbands hearing was in april 2017. At that time, my husband told judge that he had been put on notice at work. The judge, in duty to assist, brought up TDIU, and stated that if the migraine increase was granted, then TDIU would be possible. So we filed for TDIU that day. He was denied TDIU by the VA in December 2017. Then in March 2018, we received the BVA decision packet that granted the increased migraine rating to 50% and gave us the overall rating of 70%. ALSO in that decision was a remand for TDIU. The only order in the remand was for the VA to gather some additional medical records that were not included in our claim. A few days after we received our reward for the migraines, we got a letter from the VA and a form for release of medical records, which we have already faxed back in, as well as sent the records they requested that WE had. So I'm hoping they are working on that . My husband has not worked in 18 months. Hope this helps. Good luck!
  3. Thanks so much Paul and Shrek for your responses. I'm about to give it a try!
  4. Hello friends. I am trying to upload more evidence for our TDIU claim. Anyone know how to do this in ebenefits?
  5. Update Everyone. We got our Retro this morning. Thank you Jesus! @treysnonnaI hope and pray you all get some relief soon. 11 months seems like a long time to wait on retro once your % has been updated from a grant! @25th Infantry for LifeI hope that you get your closure soon! We were told a variety of different things over the last 14 months. Have you tried emailing the BVA directly?
  6. Thank you Hollie! I don't know if they are sending the retro now or not. Ebenefits updated to the new percentage on saturday, but no retro yet. I've read many times that once Ebenefits updates, it's only a couple of days before retro.....but nothing yet......
  7. 25th, so your remand is in Prep, but nothing on your grant? Usually the grant is worked first. I wonder if they worked them together and "Prep for decision" is for both the grant and remand? My husband's migraines are awful too. Do you get Botox?
  8. Yes. It looks that way Vetquest. It says on the AB8 letter that the effective date of our last change to current award was Dec 1 2018. But we have been receiving the "OLD" amount for the last 5 months. So I'm not sure what that means.......... I do know that the judge granted the increase in migraines all the way back to 2005 AND under "Disabilities" on ebenefits, It says that the effective date for Migraines is 6/2005.
  9. Vetquest, Yes, there is also a remand for TDIU. No movement on that as far as we know.
  10. Hello Hadit friends! I am so excited! I logged into Vets.gov today and my husband's rating has finally changed. His migraine percentage was updated to 50% and overall rating to 70%. We have been waiting almost 14 months since the judge granted the increase on migraines. Thank you Jesus! I don't know how long we will have to wait on retro......but we are so happy to see this update!
  11. Comms.AMO@va.gov Here you go 25th. 3 others tried it last night and had a response this morning. I hope you get some relevant info on yours too!
  12. UPDATE: I saw a post on another thread with an email address for BVA inquiries. So I figured I'd give it a shot. So I sent an email explaining our appeal info (BVA grant for migraines and remand for TDIU on March 7 2018) and I asked for any information they could provide. I sent the email last night and got a response this morning. See below: Thank you for your inquiry. Your appeal was remanded by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) to the Appeals Resource Center (ARC) on March 7, 2018. In its decision the BVA granted issues (Headaches) and remanded another for development and adjudication(TDIU). Upon review of the electronic file a rating decision in reference to headaches has been completed. As such, the appeal status is currently listed as “Open”. Please note that after promulgation of this grant, development will be continued for the remaining remanded issues. An email has been sent to the Supervisor to initiate the grant for headaches. Thank you for your service to this country. I'm hoping that this is good news.....the part about sending an email to the supervisor to initiate the grant for headaches. Also today I received a response from IRIS from an earlier inquiry I made. Their response was DIFFERENT than any of the others.....it stated that they could not retrieve the appeal information and that they VARO would be contacting us directly regarding this info..........hmmm....could this mean someone might be working on it?
  13. That is awesome! Congrats! Remind me again when you received your BVA grant......Also, how did you find out? Did it show up on VA.GOV?
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