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    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

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Claim Been In Development Stage For Over A Year

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I need help, I am at %70 and I recently filed for another claim in March 2010. I have not received one update.

I have also sent the VA medical records because my back has gottone worse with a buldging disk and pain down right leg that is getting worse.

I have tried DAV ans VO, I can't get no response.

E-benefits states development state since mar 2010.

I would like to know is there anything i can do.

Thanks

Kevin

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Have you tried the IRIS "contact Us" system at the main VA web site?

Have you moved since filing the claim?

By now you should have received some acknowledgement from the VA and a VCAA letter.

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If you did not get the VCAA letter something is wrong.

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Write them a letter and tell them that you plan to file a Writ of Mandamus if you do not hear back in 30 days. Its the first step anyway.

Good Luck

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You should have received a VCAA Duty to Assist letter at the very least. You need to go in to your local DAV National Service office during the walk-in hours and wait to speak to a NSO.

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I agree you should walk in and have an inquiry done via your VSO.

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