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OK, this may get a little strange here but try to keep up or with me. I received a manure pile of a Denial on 16 FEB 08 after 2+ years of waiting and a week after my last C&P, I mean it smelled just terrible as some of you already know and helped me with on my NOD. I received a call 3 weeks ago from the fellar that signs off on it after the 3 stooges do there thing. He said he was signing off on it right then and he was confused about my Dependants info so he gave me a call so he could get it right, keep in mind I had already called many times and went to the VARO office to find out many times they (VA) were done with my claim(after all I had already received a denial) other than my Dependants. Now back to the call, so while this approving officer was on the phone he says wow this file is a mess and he wasn't going through 7" file to find this information so he called to ask so I decided to hit him with a few questions, I figured it wouldn't hurt they already sent me a Denial 3 1/2 months ago and still no SOC. And he said sure what do ya need. So I ask why did they VA send me to a Mental Health C&P to exempt PTSD when I filed for PTSD? (I know what your thinking they acted on my behalf because of info in my file, the VA stated in my Denial I had no mental health treatment in service or reported no problems, which was also bull) and why was my commanders letter(Retired, Maj) not given any weight nor denied just listed as evidence? He stated he wasn't sure but he was signing off on my file today and would have a SOC in a week to 10 days that was 2 and a half weeks ago. I went to the VFW SO last week in INDY and he said I'll be right back I'm going to get your file and 10 minutes later he comes back in and said the Queen she's got the file and I can't get it, as if it was a very big deal. I said who is that He said with a eye poppin look she is the Service Manger, I think he said but I talked to a man 2 weeks ago by this time? Any who I called today to find out why I still have not received a SOC? Well sir your claim is still opened they have not made a decision on it yet? I swear just when I think I get it figured out the VA takes another turn, any ideas on what the hell is going on with my file, my god they try to beat the feathers out of ya. God I hope this makes sense.

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yoggie,

Sounds like they are still trying to work on some things. Perhaps your phone call helped.

jmho,

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Wow!!!

That was a good telephone call if it caused someone to look at it another way.

However, I put little stock in what anyone tells me on phone till I see it on paper. I think that you should continue on as last notification still stands and ask for the Statement of Case so that you can get your NOD in soon cause you are tired of the delays and need resolve your claim as you and your family are suffering.

At least you have some hope.

Pete

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