Jump to content

Sponsored Ads



  • Latest Donations

  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

Sponsored Ads

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
  • 0
jhilly

Appeals Coach

Question

I called the VA customer service to check on my appeal. I was told that my appeal was sent to an "appeals coach". I can't find anything on the internet about this, anyone heard of this coach. The rep also said that an appeals coach is an in-house process and is the same as a review office. She said that I shouldn't have been given that information.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

5 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

My CUE claim went to an "appeals coach" who seemed to be preparing the claim to be sent to the BVA.

It never got there as they pulled it and put it under Nehmer in August.

I really don't think appeals coach means anything special at all unless they prepare the I-8 form that goes with a BVA transfer.

The IRIS system ( at www.va.gov "Contact Us" is a better way of getting more accurate info then the 800#.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ad

Berta,

Do you think I need to start considering a lawyer or sit tight and see what happens??? I was thinking my issue would be resolved at the local level but I am beginning to think it will go to the BVA...not sure if that's bad or good for me?? any advice??

James

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you provided them with all evidence they requested in the VCAA letter you received- maybe best to just wait and see what they will do.

It is impossible to guess.

Do you have a vet rep?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I called the VA customer service to check on my appeal. I was told that my appeal was sent to an "appeals coach". I can't find anything on the internet about this, anyone heard of this coach. The rep also said that an appeals coach is an in-house process and is the same as a review office. She said that I shouldn't have been given that information.

The people that provide the training CD called Lexus Nexus spoke about the "coaches" at the local VA offices. It was in reference to attorneys gathering information trying to help their clients claims. Apparently, this coach is like a team go to guy and is an employee of the VA. It would make sense for him/her to be a senior level person and possibly at the DRO level.

-donald

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the DAV Berta...Im trying to make an appointment to see my local guy on 01-10-11 when he returns for vacation...thx for the help everyone...Im gonna meet with my DAV rep, relax and see what happens...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Ads

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • OK so I had pancreatectomy in 2003 due to an impacted goldstone 2/3 of my  Pancreas was removed I am type one diabetes with very large scars continued diarrhea stomach problems Constant back and shoulder pain I recently received a Nexus letter from my  endocrinologist related to my service in the gulf war.  Any suggestions or advice from anyone
    • I would like to meet other Hadit members who live in Michigan.  We have at least two major VA Hospitals (Battle Creek, Ann Arbor).  Or maybe you go to the the John Dingell in Detroit.  

      I like Ann Arbor.  I like the fact that most of the doctors there are also at the UM Hospital.  I don't like how uickly they seem to turn over though.  
        • Like
      • 4 replies
    • Really?
      I am confused.  A few days ago I spoke to a person at a VARO who said if I die from something other than service-connected my husband gets zero, zilch, squat.  Hmmmmmm, it seems the rules change willy-nilly...I have been rated 100% P & T for over 10 years, MS is static, and I am 56 years of age.

      Can a fellow Veteran shed a light on this?

      Thank you.
        • Haha
      • 15 replies
    • Fund raising for HadIt.com
      The site is supported through ads and ad free subscriptions, we are also asking for any support you would like to send our way. You can give a $1 or more it all helps. Keep in mind though that it is NOT tax deductible and we are NOT a non profit. As the site grows so do the costs and ads and subscription do not always keep pace with the costs. Any help is appreciated, but not required.
      • 11 replies
    • Carol Ozanecki- Blue Water vet Advocate called me with this news:

      https://www.stripes.com/news/lawmakers-launch-new-effort-to-provide-agent-orange-coverage-for-blue-water-navy-vets-1.525395

      Also there is a article in Pop Culture she sent to me----mentionig Blue Water vets buy I felt it was too political to post here. You can google it if you want to read it.

       

       
      • 10 replies
×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines