I have several appeals in process and also reapplied for several previously disapproved disabilities. Three things just happened on ebenefits: 1. My Open Claim now reflects :"decision notification sent" 2. As of today, 5 of the appealed disabilities that were previously "not service connected" are shown as "deferred". (I had C&P exams for all of these two months ago). 3. My overall rating went from 40% to 50% but with no change to the original two disability ratings (apparently now 20% plus 30% actually equals 50%?) Any wisdom as to why this would happen? And the the next question. I am a 20-year retiree. As 40% disabled, I was obviously not getting concurrent receipt. Will this increase to 50% result in any retro pay back to the original award date? Thank you.