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R.o Constantly Loosing My Papers

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In May I changed my POA, mailed the correct form to the Huntington

DAV. I just found out now almost three months have passed and the R.O

lost the papers.

I faxed this Case worker another copy and here are his replies to my


Did he tell me anything or just being his usual smart ass self?

I have no ideal if the Certified Copy of my last 5 years of

employment from Social Security will be any benefit to my TDIU Claim.

I have not worked since 1983 and it seems that it is not my fault the

VA didn't secure my medical records to receive benefits years back.

Sure they paid me 16 years retro, but feel that I am on the short end

of the stick.

How can you keep proving a claim that is so darn many years old.

Here is his reply about my claims.

In reply to your last inquiry, we provide the following responses:

1) We have received and filed the VA Form 21-22, Appointment of Veterans Service Organization as Claimants Representative you recently submitted.

2) The expected time to complete your claims depends on many factors such as the timeliness of obtaining evidence, the current workload of our offices and mandatory periods of time required by law to allow not only the Government to gather evidence but yourself to submit evidence. We are trying to decide your claim as quickly as possible. We appreciate your help.

3) There is no reasonable need to explicate details of our policies, procedures, regulations, codes, methods and/or systems used in making decisions related to Dependency. However, we can say that due to the nature of Dependency claims, they may sometimes be completed without a Ratings Board Decision.

4) As for the Unemployability issue, you may submit a copy of your certified work history from the Social Security Administration if you feel this evidence will support your claim. As with any claim, you may submit any evidence in support.

Thank you for contacting us. If you have questions or need additional help with the information in our reply, please respond to this message or see our other contact information below.

Sincerely yours,

Joseph R. Beaudoin

Veterans Service Center Manager


How to Contact VA:

On line: www.va.gov

By phone: 1-800-827-1000

1-800-829-4833 (TDD hearing impaired)

By letter: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

640 Fourth Avenue

Huntington, WV 25701

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I noticed that you said you faxed something to them. Faxing anything to any VA office is a bad idea. They can always say they didn't get it and you have no real proof that they did. Certified, signature required mail is the only way to go. You can track on line who signed for it at the other end, date and time.

As far as what this person is telling you....sounds like all VA-speak for an excuse...they are so good at that.

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I only faxed this paper to Joey as he gave me his personal fax number.

Most all of my papers are now faxed by Senator Warners' office, for

things I have date stamped and turned in to the Roanoke R. O never

make it to the Huntington R. O.

I live in Virginia, but my claims file must remain in Hungington, West

Virginia, due to my niece being a Dro In Roanoke.

The Huntington R. O knows that I cannot drive 8 hours to their office.



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Most Fax machines these days have dates stamps and digital proof of service. ~Wings

PS Betty, Are you sayingf that VARO does not have, or lost a copy of your POA? If so, why bring the "other" issues into the fray?

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As you say, why bring the "other" issues into the fray?

I have not received any form letter or squat since turning in the

dependent form or the TDIU Form in May.

I simply ask for an update and this is the reply that I received.

Sorry, I have no ideal of how the VA system works.


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Fax and mail a copy of the fax. An old business practice I used to use when I was working. Its not like sending a fax to the VA speeds anything up.

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You sent them (the VA) something in MAY and you wonder why you haven't heard anything back, yet?

You think that by now you should have heard something, yes?


and Elvis just left the building........seems thangs are slower in the south


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