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On wednsday I actually got a phone call from a va employee who is on my"case team". I left a message for someone to call on Monday who is handling my claim and they actually did ! I asked her several questions about the present situation in rating claims, I thought I would share some of their answers with you. This is the Philadelphia Regional office but she stated many Ro's are "trying" to do the same thing:

A) Right now it is taking approximately 90 days to get the VCAA letter to someone who is filing a claim and asking the location of any private medical records.

:P She stated that a vet has 60 days to respond. If one gets it in fast the faster the claim goes.

C) Here in PA they can schedule a comp exam in 30 days.

D) If it is an ESTABLISHED claim for service connection and only an increase it can be rated in approximately 60 days when it is recieved from the VAMC. The RO now has the ability to pull all VAMC records at their Office, no more waiting for the records from the VAMC!

She stated if the VCAA letter is returned promply the case can be rated in 180 days or less.

Some good news but perhaps this is the ideal situation..

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