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What's The Longest Wait You've Heard For Initial Ruling?


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I filed my claim in April 2009. In January 2010, I was awarded 10% SC for tinnitus and my PTSD claim was deferred pending a C&P which I have completed.

For an initial determination, how much longer do you think I will have to wait?

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I think you will hear something soon.Have you had your c&p exam for p.t.s.d. mortarman

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How long ago did you complete your PTSD C&P?

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Most of the time 30 to 120 days for an answer after C&P

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Had PTSD and TBI C&P's in January. PTSD examiner made me take two neuropsych tests on March 11. PTSD C&P was submitted to VA on April 2.

Sorry, I'm getting antsy. Tired of waiting.

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I filed my claim in April 2009. In January 2010, I was awarded 10% SC for tinnitus and my PTSD claim was deferred pending a C&P which I have completed.

For an initial determination, how much longer do you think I will have to wait?

You should hear something very soon.

JMO,

Bergie

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Bergie is right usually between 30 and 120 days but more than likely 60 days,

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I first filed in Atlanta in March, 2007. I didn't get a decision until September, 2008, and no contact at all from them until April 2008. I hope it goes faster for you.

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I filed my claim in April 2009. In January 2010, I was awarded 10% SC for tinnitus and my PTSD claim was deferred pending a C&P which I have completed.

For an initial determination, how much longer do you think I will have to wait?

My guess would be about 6 - 12 months after your C&P was done.

jmho,

carlie

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My guess would be about 6 - 12 months after your C&P was done.

jmho,

carlie

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Well for what it's worth, when I logged on to VA eBenefits today, I saw that I am out of development phase and back to the decision phase. Hope to hear something soon. It appears that when I had my C&P exam for PTSD, my c-fike did not contain my verified stressor -ie...the CID report documenting the attempted robbery and assault. Authorization kicked back my decision to the rated and invalidated my C&P and had the original examiner re-write her medical opinion based on the verified stressor.

I do not know if the end result will be good or bad for me, but at least it's the right thing to do. Hope I hear something soon

Quib

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Yeah, Carlie, more waiting. I called 1-800 number they said I have been rated and am at final stage of authorization. Hurry up and wait....

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I thought the new relaxed rule for PTSD was in effect already? I did not think you had to still prove or verify stressors. If that is so Quibley should be home free. The delay to verify the stressor occurred before the rule change.

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Yeah, Carlie, more waiting. I called 1-800 number they said I have been rated and am at final stage of authorization. Hurry up and wait....

Quib,

VA 101 - Don't put much stock into what the 800 # tells you - their main job is to answer

the phone lines and get you to hang up fairly quick.

There is no way I know of to accurately track claims - including ebenefits.

jmho

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I thought the new relaxed rule for PTSD was in effect already? I did not think you had to still prove or verify stressors. If that is so Quibley should be home free. The delay to verify the stressor occurred before the rule change.

John, the new rule doesn't apply to me because my claim is based on PTSD secondary to personal assault.

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Logged on to e-benefits just now and I'm out of the decision phase and into the authorization phase. No money deposited, though :( DAV NSO's secretary ( NSO's are gone because of the national convention) told me it's definitely sitting on a desk in authorization.

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Quibley not to bust your bubble but even denials have to be "authorized" you can't depend on anything until you get the award letter in your HAND everything on the phone or e mail is useless I have heard many times that the actual award "changed" from what the veteran was "told" with awards don't spend it before you see it sorry but they are not the most "trustworthy" people you will get told a lot of things to get you off the phone and you can't spend conversations wait until you get the check or deposit

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Quibley not to bust your bubble but even denials have to be "authorized" you can't depend on anything until you get the award letter in your HAND everything on the phone or e mail is useless I have heard many times that the actual award "changed" from what the veteran was "told" with awards don't spend it before you see it sorry but they are not the most "trustworthy" people you will get told a lot of things to get you off the phone and you can't spend conversations wait until you get the check or deposit

Test, I fully expect to be denied and am eager to start the appeal process, but I can't do that until I get my denial. I understand what you mean, though. Thanks. My only reason for bringing up the non deposit was to confirm that I have been denied.

Quib

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