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Iris Says Decision To Be Made As Of Feb 25th?

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I received an IRIS response back yesterday, March 3rd which stated.......


"We are very sorry for any confusion this process has caused you. At this time we do show your claim is currently with the rating board. It is now ready for a decision to be made as of February 25, 2009. This means that one of our rating specialists is making a final review of the claim and will soon be making a decision. Once the decision is made you will be notified by US mail explaining all the details. Your claim is not delayed, nor is there a problem with the claim. We have received all the neccessary evidence we asked for to make a decision. We thank you for your service and assistance."


Keep in mind, it has been at the Rating Board since Dec 4th! I filed my claim under the Pre-discharge Program in mid-August. Can anyone tell me what this actually means from experience? Thanks for reading.

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It means they will make a decision possibly after Feb 25th.

You are OIF/OEF-

They are saying you adequately responded to what they needed so I say sit tight if you can.

If you have problems with the decision- NVLSP can help you-

in their Lawyers for Warriors program ( free legal help)

I can post contact info here but at this point-I think all you need to do is wait.

They might have givin you a cut off date-it is difficult to expect VA to honor these dates.OIF/OEF claims are moving much faster however than the claims from other veterans.

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Thanks Berta and danang. I will "try" and sit tight. You both know how anxious I am! This wait is driving me crazy!

Berta, I might need that info because I had to go to the hospital about a week ago for one of my claims that I submitted and if they don't give me what I feel I should receive, I will appeal. I'll let you know....

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Your IRIS email merely means you cant trust Iris emails. How Ironic that they tell you on March 3 you will get a decision in February. Put this on your list of things not to trust with the VA, along with:

1. "no veterans or their beneficiaries received incorrect or delayed benefit payments" (because of shredded documents)

2. There are no "automatic denials" with the VA.

3. There is no such thing as a Secret denial.

4. The VA applies the "favor" the Veteran rule and "doctrine of equipose" every time.

For me, the Cleveland RO has lied to me so many times, that it has ruined the reputation for the entire VA.

Hang in there, pilgrim. So far they havent figured out how to corrupt every employee, and there is always a chance you get an honest one on your decision.

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Thanks, bronco! I'll try to "hang in there". I hope and pray that I am satisfied with their decision and can be finished with this. :rolleyes:

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You filed in August and your getting to the rating board by Dec- Feb time frame? Wow, that is pretty quick for VA speed.

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This email may also be a " generic " response. The case may be indeed at the Rating department, but for how long? I have learned that the VA does not work on a schedule.

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