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Va 101 - Info From The 800 #

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Many times you will read posts that basically state, the 800 # is not set up

to be able to accurately track the status of your claim issues.

I also have noticed several claimants that attempt to track the daily/ weekly/ monthly

status of their claim issues by using ebenefits.

I have read evidence that supports ebenefits is also not accurate but with the way

claims are adjudicated I do not see any way at all, to accurately track claims/ issues

on a frequent basis.

It is so easy for a claim to contain an issue that requires further development

or requiring VCAA notice, thus loosing a RTR status.

Here's a true example for you regarding the 800 #.

(Just a few minutes ago I got off the phone with them)

The claim issues I currently have under the jurisdiction of my VARO

by way of remand from the BVA - are shown on their "appeals screen"

and entry's are dated :

March 2, 2011 as Ready to Rate (RTR)

March 7, 2011 as DRO Hearing scheduled for May 12, 2011

March 10, 2011 as DRO Hearing cancelled and re-scheduled for May 18, 2011.

I asked if they intended to send me notification of this DRO Hearing and was told

I should have already received it. We will see when it arrives.

My concerns regarding what this example clearly shows is that claimants are being

told their "claim is Ready to Rate".

I just want people to realize Ready to Rate does not necessarily equate to your claim

is with a decision maker and they are currently adjudicating a decision right now.

I do not know if posting this will help perhaps even one claimant to be able to lower their

anxiety level over claims or not - but I hope it does.

Carlie passed away in November 2015 she is missed.

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Carlie my appeal from 2004 has been ready to rate since 9/2010 & my new claims at my regional office is ready to rate since 12/2010. I also just put in a surgical claim on 3/3/11 which does not even show on their system. Tracking a claim is like a slow torture in my opinion.

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Tracking a claim is like a slow torture in my opinion.


The whole point in my post is that there is NO WAY to ACCURATELY track


To continue doing so is a fruitless effort that in most cases, only leads to more anxiety and also confusion.

Carlie passed away in November 2015 she is missed.

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