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I filed my claim prior to actually retiring in Nov 08. I filed mid August and I was calling the VA every other week. My claim had been at the review board/rating board since Dec 4, 2008. Well, I called last Friday ans they told me it was "still at the review/rating board". Well, yesterday I sent a message via IRIS (learned that from this board) and they replied today stating....

"After review of your files, we see that your claim is “Ready for Decision.” Your claim is with the rating specialist at this time. Generally the rating specialist will take 60 days to reach a decision. After the decision is reached, it is reviewed, updated in our system, the updates are reviewed and authorized. Once it is authorized, a letter is sent to you explaining our decision."

What actually is "ready for Decison"? Does anyone actually know how much longer I really have? My VA office is in Roanoke, VA. Thanks, all!

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pilgrim01,

Welcome to Hadit.

It means VA has yet to make the final decision.

Expect to hear more from them in 2 to 12 months.

The 800 # is not set up to give detailed or accurate

information on the status of a claim in the rating process,

I find calling is of little value.

At times Iris is more accurate and provides you a paper trail.

Other's will chime in.

Wishing you the best on your claim.

carlie

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WOW! 2 - 12 months. I thought that because I filed under the "pre-discharge" program for active duty that my claim wouldn't take as long. That is what I was told. And veryone around here says that it ususally takes around 6 months. I was just rying to see if "ready for decision" really meant anything. I guess not. Thanks, anyway. :unsure:

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pilgrim01,

Don't mean to bring you down - it's just VA reality.

Maybe you will get an answer sooner,due to being newely separated.

carlie

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i also went through the VA office in Roanoke VA and i filed my claim March5 2008 had my examine in May and rating in hand sept. 29. 2008. It was at the rating board for about a month i called once a week faithfully from March till i got the letter. so hopefully you will not have to wait much longer.

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i also went through the VA office in Roanoke VA and i filed my claim March5 2008 had my examine in May and rating in hand sept. 29. 2008. It was at the rating board for about a month i called once a week faithfully from March till i got the letter. so hopefully you will not have to wait much longer.

sorry correction i was discharged march 5, filed claim by the end of march.

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