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What Happens To Your Claim?


jessie0054

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Hello All:

Found out yesterday that my son's Service Officer at the Regional Office has Cancer and is out of the office now for surgery and Chemo.

What is going to happen to the Claim while he is out??

Will it get assigned to another Officer, Or will it just sit there?

Jessie

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jessie, the claim will move forward with or without the veterans service officer. the VSO is not part of the regional office, he is co-located there (at government expense). the only thing a VSO adds to the claims process is that he/she helps the veteran understand the process and make his claim, and then takes credit for helping the vet when the regional office completes the work. he has no influence over the outcome of the claim at all. it is not necessary to have a service officer. any questions your son has about his claim can be addressed by calling 1 800 827 1000.

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jessie, the claim will move forward with or without the veterans service officer. the VSO is not part of the regional office, he is co-located there (at government expense). the only thing a VSO adds to the claims process is that he/she helps the veteran understand the process and make his claim, and then takes credit for helping the vet when the regional office completes the work. he has no influence over the outcome of the claim at all. it is not necessary to have a service officer. any questions your son has about his claim can be addressed by calling 1 800 827 1000.

Thanks Entropent.

I was afraid that without his service officer the claim would just sit there.

He filed for a reconsiteration back in May 07 and keep hoping everyday to hear something on it.

Jessie

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With 206 posts here, I think you should already know this: The VA moves slowly, it will take as long as it takes, and later rather than sooner.

In the meantime, become an expert at waiting and making hundreds of disappointing trips to the mailbox.

As for VSOs, if a vet is not motivated enough or competent enough (VA claims process knowledge or mentally healthy enough to communicate well) to handle his/her own case, he/she MUST get someone to help. Of course, an unmotivated vet will likely give up at some point.

Otherwise, it is doable alone....lots of vets HAVE gone alone and many have done so after becoming pissed-off at their VSO.

-- John D.

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