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Don -you recently

posted here at hadit an excellent scope of what is what with a claim-

step by step-

and I am interested in this point you have made.

"The rating board shouldn't have to look at a c-file unless all issues are "ready-to-rate" without a formal" etc

In January the 800ers were telling me there were three separate authorizations noted on the PC for on my claim (but they could not say which claim)

then it went through a few more steps and has been at the rating board for about two months.Both issues-

In all my past experience with VA- I dont know if this sounds good or bad.

That is where I would want it to be- right? at the rating board?

Thanks Don-

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The number of signatures depends on the issues and, most of all, the amount of money being authorized in retro awards. IU claims, SMC, complicated cases get more review by higher levels of authority.

Who are the "800ers?"

Don -you recently

posted here at hadit an excellent scope of what is what with a claim-

step by step-

and I am interested in this point you have made.

"The rating board shouldn't have to look at a c-file unless all issues are "ready-to-rate" without a formal" etc

In January the 800ers were telling me there were three separate authorizations noted on the PC for on my claim (but they could not say which claim)

then it went through a few more steps and has been at the rating board for about two months.Both issues-

In all my past experience with VA- I dont know if this sounds good or bad.

That is where I would want it to be- right? at the rating board?

Thanks Don-

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OH- I meant the vet reps at the 1-800-827-1000 .

Thanks Don- I get VA paranoia sometimes-

I started thinking -did the 800 guy say it was still with a rater?

or still with a shredder? (just kidding all)

Each claim would involve a lot of retro but the 3 sigs might mean something else ?

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It "means" 3 VA folks need to sign off on your case. Beyond that I'd have to be a fly on the Rating Board office wall to know. Just chalk it up to bureaucracy and relax!

OH- I meant the vet reps at the 1-800-827-1000 .

Thanks Don- I get VA paranoia sometimes-

I started thinking -did the 800 guy say it was still with a rater?

or still with a shredder? (just kidding all)

Each claim would involve a lot of retro but the 3 sigs might mean something else ?

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"The rating board shouldn't have to look at a c-file unless all issues are "ready-to-rate" without a formal" etc

I feel this is a MAIN REASON for so many improperly adjudicated claims and necessary appeals right from the get-go.

The first --ORIGINAL rater many, many times does not get the truthful imformation from the vets c-file and they CERTAINLY don't bother to get it in chronological order, so how can the claim even possibly be ready to rate.

I feel the board should HAVE to look at the c-file info.

Example: I had a DRO recently -- supposed to be a full and complete review

without any difference to prior decisions. Then how possibly could the DRO under REASONS and BASIS use VERBATUM, word for word remarks ?

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I had a DRO about two years ago where the DRO quoted the original rater word for word. I knew this was BS and I asked for a personal hearing and got it. I have had three good DRO reviews and one phoney one.

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