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Congressional Inquiry Results


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I had to use my Congresswoman to get my claim moving in the BVA, and every so often

she makes an inquiry as to the status and gives me an update. It was at the AMC for a

year, and if not for her intervention,my appeal would be still stuck in "la la" land.

She made an inquiry in December and here are the results:

Appeals Management has your appeal. Yes, I am told it is in rating but to be honest their work load is such that I have several cases in rating at AMC and they are telling me that it can remain in rating for 4-6 months. You are at the 4 month mark. My Dec 20 query, which response came back on Dec 29, indicates that your file was sent back to the Regional Office due to a Release of Information request. That request has been satisfied and so file has been returned to AMC. I don’t know how much, if any that will affect your rating decision. I suspect that it will just be put back in the stack and there will be little affect.

Do you think this will delay the process? I use the word "process" very lightly!!

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AMC = the black hole of hell.

In reality I feel it would be great if there was truth to,

" in rating at AMC and they are telling me that it can remain in rating for 4-6 months".

I have personally seen claim issues held up by remand to the AMC and/or RO's for

several years.

Hope you don't have that to deal with.

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Yeah, my ankle claim sat there for 4 years the first time, and then came back for a year. The AMC denied it, and the BVA overturned their denial. Can't say the quality in the AMC is justified by the length of time it's there.

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Thanks for the input even though the truth is hard to swallow sometime. Dealing

with the VA has dulled my senses to taste. I hate rogue government agencies!!

One thing I don't quite understand....why in this day and age of technology,

a file has to be sent back from Washington to North Carolina to insert a piece

of paper and then send it back to Washington!! Why didn't the RO just fax the

damn thing. These are rhetorical questions my friends. I know no one has an answer

to anything that these idiots do.

My Dec 20 query, which response came back on Dec 29, indicates that your file was sent back to the Regional Office due to a Release of Information request.

Well I guess "Stupid is, as stupid does".

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Thanks Old Joe....I like to think of the glass being half full also. I

can only keep hope alive by thinking positive thoughts and hope for the

best. After all these years, what do I have to lose.

So far my congresswoman has been very beneficial and getting things to

move in a positive direction. At least I have a venue to receive some

type of information, being that 800# and ebenefits is worthless.

thx

At lease it is moving and no I dont think it will slow your claim it should move a little better.

I hav had good results from a congressman inquiry,just keep inquiring once a month. Some say it will hurt

your claim with a congressman checking your claim. I had good results with this and hope you do the same.JMHO

Oldjoe!!

If they are requesting a ROI than maybe they have some information to release. Still looking for

the silver lining :lol:

My Dec 20 query, which response came back on Dec 29, indicates that your file was sent back to the Regional Office due to a Release of Information request.

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