Jump to content
Ads Keep HadIt.com Online. Consider Turning Off Ad Blockers to Keep HadIt.com Online! ×
  • 0

Letter For Nod On Original Decision, Not Time For Form 9?


71M10

Question

Greetings all:

Recieved decision in May for a claim for increase. Sent a letter the beginning of this month stating I disagreed and would like to have the decision reviewed by the DRO.

Do I have to do a form 9 now (i don't think I do), or when they issue a SOC?

I Was feeling fairly secure about understanding of the process, but recent posts about form 9s have me questioning my understanding.

I received my delivery notification on the NOD yesterday (sent certified Return Reciept). I will forward a request for a hearing with the DRO in about a week to go over the decision and what I think are the deficiencies. Probably get sent for a couple more C&Ps then about 7-8 months in the VA paper tumbler and expect to get a SOC that will grant some issues but require I appeal some. At that point I would have to do a form 9 within 60 days(30 if they change the rule) complete with additional evidence IMO's and the like.

I assume that the DRO process is as backloged as the normal ratings process, I am in the Detroit VARO service area, any guestimates on how long it will take to get a hearing with DRO?

Have I outlined the process correctly?

Should I have a VSO (did the increase without one)?

If I should have a VSO, can anyone recommend one in the Lansing Michigan area?

Best regards,

71M10

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Answers 2
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Popular Days

Top Posters For This Question

2 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • HadIt.com Elder

Whether or not you send a letter saying you disagree if you want to continue the Appeal you have to send a Form 9 before a year is up. Because it takes more than a year sometimes to see a DRO failure to send the Form 9 can close the door on your effective date.

If it were my claim I would send the Form 9 in at the same time I asked for a DRO Hearing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Whether or not you send a letter saying you disagree if you want to continue the Appeal you have to send a Form 9 before a year is up. Because it takes more than a year sometimes to see a DRO failure to send the Form 9 can close the door on your effective date.

If it were my claim I would send the Form 9 in at the same time I asked for a DRO Hearing.

Thank you! I am ok at present but need to send the form 9 prior to one year. If I send the form 9 in now does that de-rail the DRO process? I dont find any information on the form 9 about the DRO process?

Best regards,

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.


  • veterans-crisis-line.jpg
    The Veterans Crisis Line can help even if you’re not enrolled in VA benefits or health care.

    CHAT NOW

  • question-001.jpeg

    Have Questions? Get Answers.

    Tips on posting on the forums.

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery instead of ‘I have a question.
       
    2. Knowledgeable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title.
      I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
       
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story.
       
      Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph, there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.
     
    Leading too:

    exclamation-point.pngPost straightforward questions and then post background information.
     
    Examples:
     
    • Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
      • Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
    Rephrase the question: I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
     
    • Question B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
      • See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
    Rephrase the question: I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?
     
    This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial of your claim?”
     
    Note:
     
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. This process does not take long.
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. The review requirement will usually be removed by the 6th post. However, we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.
    • This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before hitting the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims, and this helps us do that.
  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • VA Watchdog

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines