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About lawbro

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  1. Absolutely! I told my wife yesterday once I found out that 10% was going to this site and she agreed and was really happy. It feels great to be able to donate to a site that helped me WAY more than any resource the VA provided. I received a couple of messages from TBird but didn't know if they were automated or not. Each time I get a new claim approved I will ALWAYS donate at least 10% of my backpay. This site is amazing and I want to see it up for generations of vets to come.
  2. Thanks @broncovet! It hit this morning and the first thing I did was make my donation here. On to the next denied claim!
  3. ***UPDATE*** Just received word that the HLR worked and they have raised my rating %. Here comes 22 months worth of backpay. As soon as it drops I'll be donating 10% to Hadit. It feels great to be able to give back to a community that has helped me so much. You guys are the real MVPs.
  4. Hi @BAM_ Thank you for the reply. Yeah I called and spoke to Peggy and she told me that the "Error" found was what my HLR request was for. They didn't take the IMO that I submitted from Dr. Anaise into account so my claim is being moved back into the Developmental phase. They told me that the current date it's set for is to be complete by October 2020... That really sucks that they lowered your rating and had the C&P examiner change her findings. How is that legal? I'm sure that when you get your hearing you'll win but it's such a dang hassle to have to go through. You know the drill though, don't stop fighting, it's what they WANT you to do. Good luck brother!
  5. ***Update*** I called Peggy today to see if they could tell me any information on what's going on since it shows "VA made a new decision" and that "The Veterans Benefits Administration is correcting an Error". She told me that a letter was mailed to me today that basically states the "Error" was not taking my IMO into account of the previous decision. That now my claim was being moved back into the "Development" stage and that the current date they have for completion estimates October 2020... I was really shocked she told me what the letter addresses, it was my understanding they weren't supposed to do that? Hoping for a positive outcome but being told it was essentially now being restarted at ground-zero of the claim doesn't give me much confidence. The HLR rater initially told me that I should have my decision as soon as last week, I didn't think she meant the decision to sent it back to the developmental stage. Anybody have any experience with this? This goes back to May 2018 so I was hoping I was close to finally closing this.
  6. Hi @BAM_ I was reading over your situation and mine seems to be also in the same boat. Did you ever get yours cleared up? This is where my HLR is sitting currenlty:
  7. @Kuwaitin08 mine is currently saying the same thing. Did yours ever get cleared up? This is what mine looks like:
  8. New Update It now says that The Veterans Benefits Administration is Correcting an Error. Is this good?
  9. Thanks @JKWilliamsSr. I called Peggy yesterday and they told me that the most likely situation is that the decision letter hasn't been processed/mailed out yet. I checked VA site again today and this was posted. So it's showing two updates on back to back days, so who knows what is going on...
  10. @Lejeune I'm in the same boat as well. This is what mine shows and I haven't gotten any update from Ebenfits yet. It goes all the way back to May 2018 so I'm hoping that we're waiting on financial signatures for backpay. I called yesterday and Peggy told me that the decision letter hasn't been mailed yet (according to their system).
  11. Just saw on VA.gov that the HLR got closed as of today. Anybody know how long it normally takes to hear the result? It doesn't even look like they've mailed a decision letter yet. I called Peggy and they told me that this most likely means the rater has made their decision on they just haven't processed all the paperwork to get it mailed out yet. Anybody have any thoughts?
  12. Hi @pete992 What I meant by that was everything that was related to the claim regarding the HLR. Wouldn't that be great though if they did go through our entire files each time and help us make claims individually?
  13. Hey @paulstrgn I just had the informal conference call for my HLR. I think it went really well. Took about 2.5 months for them to get to it but the rater basically told me that if the IMO documentation supported my claim then that would be the most likely scenario that she went with also. She couldn't say 100% because she hadn't reviewed everything in my file (she said they always do the call first just to get an idea of my we submit HLR requests) but all in all I liked what I heard. Who knows though, we've all been let down by the VA multiple times. Said I should know something by next week. Thank you for your help through this!
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