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I have gotten two months of comp for an increase from 30% to 70% but still have not gotten the letter. I called the 1-800 number and got a lady in St. Louis. She stated that my old address (4 yrs ago) was the address that they had. She updated the info but what I don't understand that when I filed my current claim they sent me a form letter stating that they had received it etc. She was as confused as I was as to why they had not sent me a decision letter. By the way I had already sent in a change of address when I filed the claim. All of this may seem small but I believe it is just another indicator of what is wrong with the VA. Said she would contact the Regional Office in New Orleans and have them send me letter.

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I have gotten two months of comp for an increase from 30% to 70% but still have not gotten the letter. I called the 1-800 number and got a lady in St. Louis. She stated that my old address (4 yrs ago) was the address that they had. She updated the info but what I don't understand that when I filed my current claim they sent me a form letter stating that they had received it etc. She was as confused as I was as to why they had not sent me a decision letter. By the way I had already sent in a change of address when I filed the claim. All of this may seem small but I believe it is just another indicator of what is wrong with the VA. Said she would contact the Regional Office in New Orleans and have them send me letter.

This happens a lot, just keep on top of them and make sure you get a copy of your decision, and make sure you review the decision and agree with their rating. I got a letter from VA and thinking it was my rating and rushing and opening it up and reading as fast as I could to only to find out that I was denied for something I didn't apply for and then found out that the front of the letter (cover sheet) had my name on it but the award was not mine. Of course I was happy and sad at the same time. Happy, I thought I got my award, then sad because it was not my award and then happy again because it was not mine. I then contacted the VA and told them I got someone else award letter and where was my award letter. I was then sent an envelope to return the award that was not mine and I got my award letter a few days later. So keep on top of them as best as you can.

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I have gotten two months of comp for an increase from 30% to 70% but still have not gotten the letter. I called the 1-800 number and got a lady in St. Louis. She stated that my old address (4 yrs ago) was the address that they had. She updated the info but what I don't understand that when I filed my current claim they sent me a form letter stating that they had received it etc. She was as confused as I was as to why they had not sent me a decision letter. By the way I had already sent in a change of address when I filed the claim. All of this may seem small but I believe it is just another indicator of what is wrong with the VA. Said she would contact the Regional Office in New Orleans and have them send me letter.

Reminds me of Forest Gump..."Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get."

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It's easy to get confused because I've repeatedly changed my address at VA Hospital but that doesn't change your address with the VA.

You have to do that separately.

Stupid is stupid does. Maybe I need to change my screen name from John46 to Gump46.

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