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Filing A Nod

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My husband and I filed a NOD on his SC back, I was just wondering how long a NOD takes? We sent a Nexus letter with if from his Orthopaedic Dr, hoping that would help with it. Thank You

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NOD's are tricky to estimate cause when you file them the VARO will review the claim again and it is possible that they will change their prior decision. From what I ahve seen posted it could take another 2 years before the claim is heard by BVA.

So to tell you how long is pretty much a guess and not much more.

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My husband and I filed a NOD on his SC back, I was just wondering how long a NOD takes? We sent a Nexus letter with if from his Orthopaedic Dr, hoping that would help with it. Thank You

I am assuming you filed the NOD after the "original claim" was denied or low ball?

Thanks Rich

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Yes we filed the NOD after the origional claim was low balled and another one denied, I didn't know it took so long, or that it had to go to the BVA, I was hoping with the NEXUS letter it wouldn't take years B)

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The NOD will usually generate a response from the VA in the form of a statement of case.

This will give you the option to chose a DRO hearing or a substantial appeal and should have a form 9 enclosed.

If they look at it hard enough and it warrants reconsideration they may fix it but that happens rarely.

I would take my chances with the DRO.

John

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what is a DRO? I am new at all of this,, thank you for your help, We don't have

a VSO should we get one?

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