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Subject: Re: [VeteranIssues] Who Represents your claim and Statistics

Dear Colonel Dan,

I read your articles all the time, and wish to know who sent this report to you. Although it shows some intresting figures, it does not give the overall picture of VA operations. If some one took the time to check the average of the last 17 years of these reports to Congress it would produce even more astounding results.

I took the time to average these reports from what is provided from that web site, and found that this organization which is set up exclusively for the Veteran, to serve the Veteran, is in fact doing the exact opposite. Only 19% of all cases have been approved by the Board, over 40.4% have been Remanded back for more work, and over 35.8% have been disaproved, and an average of 5% is in the other catagory. These same figures show a clear pattern from the VA of putting the Veteran on the back burner to save money.

It does not take a roket sceintist to read what your entitlements are according to the Veterans Administrations own web site. The only problem is getting the VA to award them without having to wait years.

I am inclosing these figures for your review.

Thank you,

SFC Retired


Merton Dawson

Board of Veterans Appeals Report of the Chairman Fiscal Years 1992 thru 2008

Year Total % Allowed % Remanded % Denied % Other %

1992 33,483 100% 5,248 16,917 10,946 372

1993 26,400 100% 4,462 16.9% 11,616 44% 9,742 36.9% 580 2.2%

1994 22,045 100% 3,862 7.5% 10,642 48.3% 6,194 28.1% 1,347 6.1%

1995 28,195 100% 5,491 19.5% 13,402 47.5% 6,407 22.7% 2,553 10.3%

1996 33,944 100% 6,754 19.9% 14,821 43.7% 10,444 30.8% 1,925 5.7%

1997* 43,347 100% 7,226 16.7% 19,592 45.2% 15,872 36.6% 657 1.5%

1998 38,886 100% 6,707 17.2% 16,024 41.2% 15,368 39.5% 787 2.2%

1999 37,373 100% 8,270 22.1% 13,560 36.3% 14,881 39.8% 662 1.8%

2000 34,028 100% 8,961 26.3% 10,173 29.9% 14,080 41.4% 814 2.4%

2001 31,557 100% 7,023 22.3% 15,406 48.8% 8,514 27% 614 1.9%

2002 17,231 100% 4,767 27.7% 3,328 19.3% 8,606 49.9% 530 3.1%

2003 31,397 100% 6,932 22.1% 13,385 42.6% 10,228 32.6% 852 2.7%

2004 38,371 100% 6,560 17.1% 21,797 56.8% 9,300 24.2% 714 1.9%

2005 34,175 100% 7,096 20.8% 13,179 38.6% 13,032 38.1% 868 2.5%

2006 39,076 100% 7,537 19.3% 12,487 32% 18,107 46.3% 945 2.4%

2007 40,401 100% 8,531 21.1% 14,286 35.4% 16,531 40.9% 1,053 2.6%

2008 43,757 100% 9,571 21.9% 16,096 36.8% 17,005 38.9% 1,085 2.5%

Seventeen years statistics which show that less than 19% of all cases before the board of Veteran Appeals are approved- 40.4% are remanded (Needs more work or information)-35.8% are disapproved, and a very small amount are in the other category.

"Colonel Dan" <colonel-dan@sbcglobal.net> schrieb:

To read this information you need to go to the web site and get the

Report in adobe format PDF, the Stats showing by VSO’s etc are near the end of the report

On Page 27. FY annual reports

http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/annual_rpt.htm click on 2008

Looks like the PVA, Attorney’s, and the VVA gets the fewest denials.

Consider that when looking for someone to help you with your claim


"Keep on, Keepin' on"

Dan Cedusky, Champaign IL "Colonel Dan"

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Thank you for those numbers. According to the Va, last year only 38.9 percent of Veterans appeal claims were denied. That means that better than 61% of the claims had errors which resulted in a reversal, remand, or other remedy. In my book, a 61 % error rate is an "F" any way you slice it, and that just does not cut it.

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What sticks out the most is how the VA manages the awards to be close to the same each year.

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