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  1. Hi, 130 days for Higher-level review currently, but my VSO had the HLR informal conference talk with the higher level reviewer on 7/24/20. Anyone have knowledge of the typical timeline after the HLR is conducted? VSO said " We did have a two way conversation; but you know the deal; she sounded very positive about service connection but could not come right out and say it!", so i'm hoping the outcome is as good as he made it sound! Thanks.
  2. Hello Everyone! Posting here for the first time! I have been reading this forums for quite some time and gathered ton of information on here and regret using third party services to get my rating pushed upwards but, that is a discussion for another day and probably no point in thinking about it now. Anyways, I would like to get some advise from all the knowledge folks here in terms what my next step should be. First of all, I am currently rated 100% P&T as of June 10, 2020. I have been rated 90% since 2011 Dec. I was never thinking about 100% until recently when I filed for a nec
  3. Yesterday was 125 days of my higher-level review being submitted. I know they say it's an estimate, but the average days complete and pending in Dez Moines are 73 and 66, so i'm confused what's taking so long. The past 2 months have been A senior reviewer is taking a new look at your case. I originally submitted all needed paperwork per cfr 38 and all was favorable from both sides. Anyone have experience with this or why it is taking much longer? COvid seems hard to believe since they are working from home. I still receive the rest of my normal va operations as if they were open. Thanks.
  4. So on my threads about my first claim under AMA I stated I put this here to track time and the AMA process. My claim for Voiding Dysfunction was filed on May 8 2019 and closed June 16th 2019 (according to VA.GOV) so basically 36 days. I was denied, and will start writing my NOD. What is new besides the speed, is that on Ebenefits yesterday I noticed a new entry under my listed Disabilities. It will be good for others to start tracking this to see if this remains the standard. It was marked Pending Claims. Today after visiting VA.Gov and seeing my claim close
  5. Hi all, This will be the first NOD I have to file, and I fall into the odd gap between Legacy, RAMP, and AMA processes. As I understand it Since the claim I am NODding was started Aug 2018, with a partial decision dated Oct 2108 and the deferred claim decision dated April 2019, I am supposed to still use the VAB Form 21-0958-ARE, which is the fillable form. The first question I have is about the actual form itself and I have filled out a sample to make sure this is acceptable to the VA. I am trying to make sure that I clearly indicate that attached records support my claim and t
  6. Interesting little blip I discovered today and am wondering if anyone else has seen these same things under the AMA process. ----------------------- The situation: I just applied for a rating for Voiding Dysfunction as the VA said I had a possible claim when they granted my ED claim. The whole C&P was a joke and I suspect I will have to appeal based on the fact the Dr was not qualified among other reasons. However, the blip is that today I went to VA.gov to check the status. I do this to track how many days it takes to get to each stage. In the file today I n
  7. I made the first post under the AMA forum about my 1st Claim under the AMA process. I put it up to track the dates and times things took I filed that post May 8 2019 the same day I filed the claim On May 17 I was emailed that VES was looking for a Doctor. on May 20th I found out my C&P was on May 24th On May 29th VA.GOV said estimated completion date was Oct 22, two days later it went to Oct 23rd. The next week VA posted they had sent a Request for Clarification. No change until this morning at 4 a.m. PST. The status went to Preparing for notification wit
  8. Hey All, This is posted just as information and to put a clock on the claim since the AMA process that started Feb 19, 2019. I don't believe AMA will affect this claim. I am also posting this so when I do get a decision I can come back here and review my thinking and rationalizations that I will list below. sorry it is so long. As a note anyone with an ED award secondary to PTSD, and who has any type of leaking, might consider a claim for Voiding Dysfunction or other related Genitourinary problem. I filed this claim today, May 8, 2019. This claim is a Secondary Claim s
  9. I will ask the first question in this new forum. I have just been granted a 30% rating for Vertigo from a 2018 claim. If this were a "normal" first claim I would fall under the AMA and have to NOD using one of these three lanes. My confusion comes from the following. In my original award fro 2013, the VA knew about the vertigo. They had sent me for a VNG (waterboarding through the ear) and an MRI for vertigo. I had two C&P's, one for PTSD and one for Hearing Loss. Both knew about the vertigo and tests. The award letter from 2013 did not mention vertigo or the tests even thou
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