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BFR

Time For Rating For Gws?

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It's nearly a year now since IRIS told me that my claim had been received and sent to the rating board, but no action since then.

Is this typical for other people's claims also? Or is mine "stuck" in some way?

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It's nearly a year now since IRIS told me that my claim had been received and sent to the rating board, but no action since then.

Is this typical for other people's claims also? Or is mine "stuck" in some way?

Very typical - most claimants are in a holding pattern of waiting.

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I called "Peggy" and was told that it just went into rating then was asked if I was boots on ground for Vietnam which I wasn't. Said that was the reason why my DM2 wasn't SC. Went to the Philly VARO and was told by the public contact team that it was at the raters and should be out in the very near future. I had submitted my claim back in Aug 2010. So it takes a while.

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Thanks, I suspected that this was the case given that Congress had changed the rules for both Vietnam and Desert Storm at the same time. But you never know until you ask.

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BFR,

Just to be clear - waiting on claims adjudication for GSW is the same as for any other disability/s

that don't fall under Nehmer.

JMHO

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just started my 11th month and still in developement stage, C&Ps were completed in Feb. and my claim is in Winston Salem NC, we have a heavy Vet population in NC. I have also already gottten a prevous Undiagnosed approval for cognative disorder, but I am still not excepting a decision for another 4 to 6 months. Just try a be patient Good thing come to those who wait! I hope!!! Good luck BFR

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