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Hello, I have a question and trying to get an answer for my Brother in Law. He started his claim 4 years ago next month for redulesules of TB he felt he incured in the Army in late 1968- 1970. In June last year he was finally given an C&P and the Dr said it was " At least as likely as not that he incurred TB while in the Military"

Yesterday he called the 800 # and finally was connected to someone in St. Louis and was told that his claim was approved but being sent to Washington DC for a rating. Is this right or is he a bit confused since he has a bad hearing problem?

Thanks for any replies.

Jessie

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Its possible but highly unlikely. Wash. D C is normally where claims go that are being appealed to the Board of Veterans Appeals. While it is possible that your claim was approved by the "Board", if so, it will be sent to the Regional Office in your state for "implementation".

It is possible he recieved a call from his Veterans Service Officer, such as DAV or VFW rep, that sometimes send Veterans advance notice that their claim has been approved a few days before you get the decision in the mail.

Years ago they sent "large retros" over 250,000 (or 10 years) to VACO in Washington DC, but the Court of VEterans Claims said that was a no-no.

I can not understand why St. Louis would send a claim to Washington DC to be "rated", other than sometimes claims from RO's are sometimes farmed out to other RO's when they are very far behind and trying to catch up.

All in all, its possible but all you can do is to make sure his address is correct and wait for the decision, other than call the VSO again.

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Its possible but highly unlikely. Wash. D C is normally where claims go that are being appealed to the Board of Veterans Appeals. While it is possible that your claim was approved by the "Board", if so, it will be sent to the Regional Office in your state for "implementation".

It is possible he recieved a call from his Veterans Service Officer, such as DAV or VFW rep, that sometimes send Veterans advance notice that their claim has been approved a few days before you get the decision in the mail.

Years ago they sent "large retros" over 250,000 (or 10 years) to VACO in Washington DC, but the Court of VEterans Claims said that was a no-no.

I can not understand why St. Louis would send a claim to Washington DC to be "rated", other than sometimes claims from RO's are sometimes farmed out to other RO's when they are very far behind and trying to catch up.

All in all, its possible but all you can do is to make sure his address is correct and wait for the decision, other than call the VSO again.

Thanks that the way i had understood it too but he is insisisting that they say it went to DC for a rating!! So i guess we just sit back and wait somemore!

Jessie

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