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clw4514

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filed back on aug 17. went to the rating board oct 27 and still nothing. im rated 70%, thought it would be an easy decision :( its getting very discouraging to say the least.....the 800# told me it was an average of 16-27 days @ the rating board and another 10-14 days @ authorization. im way past average for rating. what could possibly be the hold up??

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clw,

If you possibly can - I'd go to my VARO in person to inquire.

1-800 - is not an answer.

Also, those time limits do not apply - VBA doesn't have time limits

and their estimates are usually not accurate.

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thx, carlie. i may have to suck it up and make the trip out to roanoke. if the time limits do not apply, then why do these folks throw it out there? seems like false hope....

clw,

If you possibly can - I'd go to my VARO in person to inquire.

1-800 - is not an answer.

Also, those time limits do not apply - VBA doesn't have time limits

and their estimates are usually not accurate.

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if the time limits do not apply, then why do these folks throw it out there? seems like false hope....

clw,

Notice the words they use, "average" - then ask yourself - how many "average" claims do you know of ?

Also, the amount of days are derived from statistics that are skewed, usually in their favor.

Of course this is only my opinion - it, along with a dollar and change will get you a huge iced tea

at Mickey D's.

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good point. i guess i got so caught up in hearing "ur claim is at the rating board" that i ignored the rest. geez....i think the SSA may actually beat the VA with their decision. lol!!!

clw,

Notice the words they use, "average" - then ask yourself - how many "average" claims do you know of ?

Also, the amount of days are derived from statistics that are skewed, usually in their favor.

Of course this is only my opinion - it, along with a dollar and change will get you a huge iced tea

at Mickey D's.

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"i think the SSA may actually beat the VA with their decision. lol!!!" I sssume you filed for TDIU?

That could happen.Husband got SSA solely for PTSD in 5 months (based solely on VA clinical records).

He had filed in 1992 for higher VA SC as he was 30%.

The award for 100% SC came in 1997. He had been dead for 3 years already.They didnt want to consider the SSA Award.

I see you are at 70% now.

Does your evidence at this point combat their statements as to why they didnt consider you for TDIU in that award?

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