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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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atlaturne

Waiting On An Increase Decision

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I got an appeal decision on March 12th,which stated that it left my knees at 60%(where they were rated),but that other issues that I raised had been granted>Nothing was specified.I went to the state veterans assistant rep,who pulled my case up on his system.He said it showed I had receicieved a new rating on two issues,and alsoTDIU,but I have not seen anything in writing officially.What to think- how long might it take.I would feel much better,once the official notice comes. Thanks

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Atla, thank you for posting and thank you for your service to our country. Welcome!

You can call the 1800 and ask for your percentages. Also that state assistant rep could have printed out that information for you, I think, why not? Also you can submit a IRIS inquiry to the VA to confirm what you have been told.

Hope its the best for you!

Cg'up2009!

p.s. sometimes the finalizing paperwork takes a bit to catch up for signatures, it shouldnt be long now.

I got an appeal decision on March 12th,which stated that it left my knees at 60%(where they were rated),but that other issues that I raised had been granted>Nothing was specified.I went to the state veterans assistant rep,who pulled my case up on his system.He said it showed I had receicieved a new rating on two issues,and alsoTDIU,but I have not seen anything in writing officially.What to think- how long might it take.I would feel much better,once the official notice comes. Thanks
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How long did it take from the time you put in the increase claim? I put mine in back in June '08. I am told it's with the raters now, so I expect a decision soon ... ??? I hope. It's been almost a year now.

--Jim

Life is good! B)

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Keep an eye on your bank account as the retro may be received quicker than the decision.

If you dont get a decision within 2 weeks of getting the retro, call the 800 number ans ask for a copy.

J

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I called the VA 800 number today.They confirmed that I was granted a new rating for lower lumbar,right hip,as well as TDIU.He said that my case is being calculated,and it could take a good deal longer before I see anything.I hope it will not be too much longer and I will feel better once I see in writing what I have been told.Thanks to all.

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