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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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Thanks, Hollywood. I'll keep my fingers crossed. ;) Also, can anyone tell me how this scenario works: I listed a problem on my claim with numbness/tingling from the bottom of my back down the back of my right leg to my foot. It happens after sitting for awhile (or sitting with a wallet in my pocket) and occurs about 3 - 6 times per year. It is happening right now. I have an appt tomorrow with my doctor. What should I do about this as far as my claim is concerned being that it is still being reviewed? What if they don't give me any disability for this problem? They didn't give it a name, just "foot numbness condition". They checked me for diabetes, but the results were negative. I had a EKG done. I think that is the name. Where they put all these needles in you and electrocute you, checking the nerves, I guess. It was very painful! Anyway, I don't think they said anything was wrong either. What gives?

Could this be some form of neuropathy? Neuropathy can be caused by diabetes.

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They checked me for diabetes. The test(s) came back negative.

Consider your self fortunate not to have diabetes

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Thanks, Hollywood. I'll keep my fingers crossed. :D Also, can anyone tell me how this scenario works: I listed a problem on my claim with numbness/tingling from the bottom of my back down the back of my right leg to my foot. It happens after sitting for awhile (or sitting with a wallet in my pocket) and occurs about 3 - 6 times per year. It is happening right now. I have an appt tomorrow with my doctor. What should I do about this as far as my claim is concerned being that it is still being reviewed? What if they don't give me any disability for this problem? They didn't give it a name, just "foot numbness condition". They checked me for diabetes, but the results were negative. I had a EKG done. I think that is the name. Where they put all these needles in you and electrocute you, checking the nerves, I guess. It was very painful! Anyway, I don't think they said anything was wrong either. What gives?

a quick fix for that wallet thing is take out some of those old moldy green bills and send them all to me.your back pains will diminish......as will your savings account.

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