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i turned in about 14 claims for increase based on my smr's and db2 pn etc.i received notice today that they are working my claim for high frequency hearing loss and no mention of the others.is this standard practice on this many increases?

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Send an iris inquiry -- See your POA if you have one --or go to VARO if possible

and see what's going on in person.

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Follow up with an IRIS, but don't freak out yet. They did the same to me when I filed 11 claims. It just takes them a little time to get them all loaded in to the system. If all the claims don't show in the system with a few weeks, then it will be time to start busting heads.

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You filed all those claims at the same time??? I've always heard it's best to file only one at a time so as not to confuse the ppl at the VAROs.

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They are many times confused, even if you just file one issue.

The reason to file on claims as soon as possible (with medical evidence)

is to preserve the Earliest Effective Date possible for your compensation

to be back dated to; when ever the claim is granted.

Sometimes this can mean several years of backpay due the claimant.

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But you'll get the back pay no matter when the claim is filed as long as you have the medical evidence to show when the condition began.

I'm just saying that the VAROs seemed to get easily confused by one claim per person sometimes....to put several on them at once I think would be a bad idea.

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i turned them all in at the recommendation of my dav lead.....i am not an attorney and rely on input from those that have walked the walk.

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