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  1. CUE =BVA - retro to 1985 for PTSD There are over 2,000 CUE decisions at the BVA for 2020. Many of them were denied and those cases reveal why they were denied. But persistence pays off: This vet would not give up- the case shows the rigamorale he went through. "ORDER The Veteran’s motion to revise the March 2007 rating decision that granted service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), effective October 7, 2005, on the grounds of clear and unmistakable error (CUE) is granted, and an effective date of April 9, 1985, but no earlier,
  2. I received a letter from the BVA dated May 24 , 2018 stating that I had been granted service connection for some issues and a remand for other issues. I am still waiting on an effective date and rating. My question is will the VA implement the grant while waiting on the remand? how long does this process usually take? I was ok while my case was on appeal but since I received my grant I have went crazy. I check e benefits 3 times a day and i cannot stop wondering what my new rating is. How long does this process take? I thought I had won my case but nothing has changed. sooo tired of waiting on
  3. I've received two retros, one in 2015 and the last I'm 2017. Both notices said that I was being paid as a veteran with no dependents. During the retro years, my daughter was receiving benefits and stopped in September 2009. How can I be certain if the VA included her portion. Tried to appeal using ramp, but their decision is upheld. What do I do next? Thanks.
  4. im starting to see a lot of people are and have been in the same boat as me regarding retro and change of rating percentage. this question is to kinda find not a time frame but to solidify that something is really off with VA. obviously right im just starting to feel that maybe since this new Ramp program if the DROs or the processors told to drop some things and pick up on RAMP appeals. my past BVA decisions award came within 3 weeks and now its been over 6 weeks since judge grant. so please submit answers as a story and a time frame if you could. THANK YOU
  5. I've been a lurker on here for a little bit, I have been able to find most of my questions answered on here through a quick search, but I'm having trouble finding anything related to my current question. I had a partial grant last month from the BVA; two approvals, one increase, one denial, and two remands. I'm currently waiting on my RO in Muskogee, OK to promulgate my rating. They received my file on February 28th, 2017, and so far nothing has changed in ebenefits, and iris inquiries have left me with more questions than answers. I'm also in an expedited status due to extreme financial
  6. For Calculating Retro VA Disability Compensation Rates 2012 | 2011 | 2010-2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 Prior to 1999 check here https://www.hadit.com/va-disability-compensation-rates-historic-for-retro-calculation/
  7. I am showing an increase in one of my SC conditions on E-Benefits as when I opened IU claim they also evaluate SC for increases before IU decision. Does anyone know how long it takes to receive retro back pay for this increase? I am owed 4 months at this point.
  8. Hello Berta and All, I just received my decision letter on one of my appeals, and it's 2 things wrong with this letter... (1) I don't see what evidence they reviewed or why they gave me the lowball 10 percent rating (perhaps there is another letter), and (2) either I can't count or they missed retro for the entire year 2015. Can you VA math wiz out there run the numbers and see how much retro you come up with based off this letter. Scroll all the way down for the answer. Please and thank you. SergeantQ Answer: $13437.20
  9. After 2.5 years, the VA finally processed my NOD which resulted in a 100% rating. I’m very grateful for the help and feedback from Hadit over the past few years. However, I have one more favor to ask. I received retroactive pay based on the effective award date, but it was half of what I expected. I calculated approximately $30k in reto pay vs. the $16k that the VA calculated. Since the NOD took 2.5 years, I had other claims that were processed and awarded during this time, which is outlined below with the effective dates. The sleep apnea claim is the one for the NOD. The calculator
  10. I had filed a claim that was denied based that it was not service connected. However, I found 3 places in my medical records that show otherwise. I am already past my appeal cut off date. I am going to put it in again. If they approve it this timee will they go back to the original start date, or is there some other paperwork for that? Thanks in advance.
  11. I am currently rated at 10% for tinnitus. I filed for SC for an ankle injury, bad knees and hearing loss in April, 2010. I was SC for hearing loss and pain in knees in 2012 at 0%. I filed my NOD within two weeks of the decision and have been waiting on appeal since. I just had had my C&P for ankles, knees, and hearing on April 14th. I was told by the C&P doc to expect a letter from them by June 14th (60 days). I am not holding my breath. I have a torn meniscus, effusion in the knee, and pain. I have been issued a hinged knee brace for each knee as well as hearing aids. So I feel strong
  12. So the VA completed my claim and increased my compensation. There is one problem, there are many conditions that disappeared from the original claim that are all over my service records. Also received retro, but not nearly what I have calculated. Any ideas? Increased from 20% --> 50%. Many things were rated as non-service connected even though they are clearly indicated in my records and the initial injuries happened on Active Duty. I'm just trying to wrap my head around this all.
  13. Is a Veteran able to get their adult children into college after the time limit to do so has expired and years latter the Veterans claim decision has been 'Granted...?'
  14. I searched through the forum but couldnt find what i was looking for. This question was posted in my success story post (http://community.hadit.com/topic/64612-ill-take-it-70-combined) If you want to see where this comes from... However i wanted to make it a different post so that others can search and find it. "I got my retro that starts March 1, 2015 and was the correct amount for 7 months (which would include month of september) Octobers payment just hit today (10/29/15) but was still the old 60% payment 311 short, was this because the decision is so recent and will this be retrod later o
  15. Sooo...back in Febuary of 2015 I filed for IU along with an increase. At the time of filing I did not yet qualify for IU without extra scheduler consideration, however I had been fired from my job December of 2014 for schedual adherance issues related to heath issues (ie my panic disorder). I was working at home for an online company and I was not able to get them to fill out the 21-4192 because they outsourced the filling out of all documents for the company. Folowing advice on these forums, I filled out the form myself along with a printout of my paystubs, screen shot proof of disaplinary ac
  16. Folks: Received my retro a few days ago. From what I saw on the timeline, it took about 3 months. DFAS finished the audit pretty quickly, transmitted the resultsto VA on the 19th of this month and paid on the 22nd. They ended up providing 24 months of retro but still 6 months shy of my calculations? That said,it was more than I figured and phase II (some deferred contentions) of my claim will be finished tomorrow after a CP review by another QTC Doctor. The FDC Program worked well for me and I hope more Vets used it as the VA incentivized it...thanks again to all of those who helped me...can'
  17. I was finally ready to figure Retro benefits. So I filed my claim once in '83 denied....then on May 2, 2014 and continued with my PTSD request. Now I go into the ebenefits and it says I am only eligible (I may be incorrect) ..for retro benes back to June of this year (2 months)..Because of an INTENT to FILE. I just dont get it. I followed the rules and inquired & inquired about any missing forms and they told me that I was good. The effective date NOW is June 16 2015... NOT... May 2, 2014. The difference is huge-never read or heard abt the deadlines for Intent to file.
  18. This article recently appeared in the Coast Guard's retiree newsletter put out by the Coast Guard Pay and Personnel Center which handles retired pay for all Coast Guard and NOAA retirees. Thought folks here might find it of interest: I’ve Received an Award Letter from the VA. What happens Now? by Teresa Deckenbach, Military Pay Technician This is the number one question we are asked as pay technicians. This article will give you information regarding our timelines here in Retiree and Annuitant Services (RAS). When RAS is notified that a Coast Guard retiree has been awarde
  19. Warning: Medium sized wall of text incoming. Well, along with the great relief of winning my award for 100% last month came a bit of bad news. On the 27th of feburary, my Retro-pay was sent to a non-existant account due to a single mistyped number in the VA computer system. The payment was returned to the VA the very next day. I immediately called peggy at the 800 number and changed my direct deposit information to the correct number. A week went by (8th of feb) and I called Peggy again to get an update and I was told that because the payment that was returned was so large
  20. Hello all; After I lost my good paying job, the retro became a high priority for my family. I learned a lot from this forum and wanted to give my stats so others who are also waiting might be able to use my situation when guessing the average wait time. After a two year wait after submitting my NOD; I was awarded an increase dated to my discharge date almost 4 years prior. My NOD was settled in July 2012 with the new monthly disability in the 1 Aug 12 pay. The VA submitted audit paperwork to the USAF DFAS who had till 16 Aug 12 to return it back to the VA. They complete
  21. I know this has more then likely been discussed several times in the past, but I'm putting it out there because it's my current experience as I'm living it. Trying to keep it all in one place by adding to other threads that discuss this topic is somewhat frowned upon, which is why I'm starting this one. Synopsis of my process so far: Initial award: 50% in 2004 for a laundry list of things typical to a 25 year Army career of jumping, deploying, sleeping on rocks, not sleeping, not eating, stressing etc, etc, etc. I was in the middle of a bunch of life changes so didn't appeal anything. B
  22. Wouldn't it be great if they forced the VA to increase a veteran's rating 1% for each month that the VA took to process a claim after their magical 125 Day response time. 1% might not sound like much, but even under the VA's mysterious rating system, added up, it would definitely make a difference. Plus, it would compel the VA to process claims much more effeciently, knowing there is a 1% penalty per month hanging over their heads. I know it'll never happen, but I had an extra strong cup of coffee this morning, so my brain is in overdrive. Good morning, y'all. Mark
  23. Been lurking on the site for a couple years now. I finally got rated 50% back in August 2011(chronic sleep apnea). Currently waiting for CRDP retro to hit my account. I asked for and received a copy of my audit back in early November. I've seen numerous questions about income tax and figured I'd pony up and register an account. I have been preparing taxes professionally for 5 years. I've slowed down a bit due to my full time job and working on my Masters using the Post 9-11 GI Bill. I keep up to date on the tax laws and keep my PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) active in case I ever
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