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john999

Smc S Paid!

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I just got a check for $8200 bucks from the VA for "S". That is all it could be since I knew they had finalized the decision. This would be two years of retro for "S". That is the fastest payoff in history since I only sent in the claim about 5 weeks ago. I checked my bank account. I have not gotten the letter yet, but I think I will get it today. Hot Damn!

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Congratulations! I know that has to be a big relief. Woot!

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Some are going to get even bigger checks.

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Good job, John! More evidence of the truth to the "squeaking wheel gets the grease" theory.

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WOW!

Was this retro due to Bradley V Peake????

You sure must have had your ducks in a row !!!!and had them armed with evidence !!!!!

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Berta

Yes, this was Bradley v Peake. I sent in my claim and sent a copy of the Fast Letter with it. I fit the profile exactly, so there was just no question about a matter of settled law according to lawyers at NVLPS. I have not got the letter yet, but what else could it be since then only other claim I have is a CUE that is going to the Court of Vet Appeals and that is for much more than 8K. I was pretty shocked when I saw my bank account. Usually, I get the decision letter first. The regulara VA check won't hit my bank until 11-01-2010. I wonder if the new amount will be reflected in my new check amount this month? I am pretty sure it will. I phrased my claim as a request for the statutory benefit of SMC "S". No mention of housebound or any of that. I talked to Phil and Teac about that format. So this must be an indication that people here are going to get paid.

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