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Sent VA IRIS request Monday asking for status of pending claim.

R'cd reply today:

Our records indicate your May 24, 2010, claim regarding ischemic heart disease (IHD) is open and in process at the Columbia Regional Office (RO).

We show medical records were received from Self Regional Medical on November 19, 2010. Your claim is now under review to determine whether it is ready to be put in line for a decision to be made by the team that reviews all medical evidence and makes a decision regarding each claimed disability. Due to the recent approval of the new presumptive conditions for Agent Orange regulations, these claims are being processed in the order they were received.

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SOUNDS like I'm getting ready to get in line again. Just wondering where they get the claim date from-May 24, 2010.

They sent me the Nehmer letter Oct 13, 2010 & the claim was file first time Jan 2001. So how did we get the May date? Guess doesn't matter, but if I have to get in line would like to be as close to front as possible..

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"Just wondering where they get the claim date from-May 24, 2010."

Sure beats me- but I wouldn't worry about that.They hae to apply Nehmer if there is any retro due you because of any past denied IHD claim.

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I also had a May 24, 2010 claim date. I contacted my VSO. He inquired and informed me that that was the date that the RO re-opened my 2006 denial for reconsideration under the 3 new presumptives. He also said they told him any retro (if granted) would be paid from 2006.

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Thanks, now I get it. What's the status of your claim? Guees we are both waiting in live somewhere. BTW, I heard from a friend yesterday that he r'cd $30,000 back pay. He had a IHD claim years ago & I don't remember the exact deal but good news regardless.

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I called the 800 wrong answer # this past Monday and was told that it was at the rating board for a decision. The waiting game is on.

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