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Compensation Claim Having Issues Getting Decision Since 2010


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I hope one of the experts here can give me some guidance on my claim. I submitted my first OIF compensation claim back on Sept 7th 2010 did all the C&P exams Nov 2010 "yes that's fast for the VA" and was put into decision Dec 2010 at the Phili VARO. That is where the nightmare has begun. Since then we moved from PA to AZ in April 2011 so it took a month for it to arrive here and the Phoenix VARO back my claimback into development till Oct 2011 (5 months) why who knows when the Phili VARO had it in decision. Then they put it into decision late Oct then farmed it out to a Tiger Team in Cleveland OH VARO on Nov 1st. Then it sits from then over the Holidays till Jan 17th 2012 and it said closed today on Ebenefits YAY sucess, YA right. After asking my VSO he said they deferred my entire C file decision due to missing two 4142's even though the DOMA system says it's done but MAPD says no. Then the VA rater she entered two Doctors names in the report one was my VA doctor in PA and the other I have no Idea who that doctor is. I checked my copied 4142's I submitted with the claim and that one Doctor is not there so the RVSR made a big mistake and the other my old VA Doctor I sent in all the VA records with her name on it that deals with my claim. So now they are sending my whole package back to Phoenix AZ and starting over again in gathering documentation after 14 months of waiting. Is there a way I can just resend in my VA doctors notes to cover the claim and tell my local VARO to ignore any oustanding 4142's I had sent to them back in 2010 update MAPD and get my claim back into decision as is? I really don't need that VA doctors notes anyways to validate my claim and the other Dr name is an error, go figure that can't even get that right. This is crazy I waited all this time and it finally made it to a RVSR and they didn't even update their system correctly so now due to their incompetance I pay for it again by waiting months longer. I hope I can just tell them to ignore my two 4142's outstanding and process as is, I did sign the VCAA to state I have no more documentation to send them back in Oct 2010. Any ideas??? Flustrated

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Sometimes it goes that way. There seems to be a delay system in place.

Hang in there and yours is nowhere near the worst I have seen. Yours is actually pretty quick.

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Sometimes it goes that way. There seems to be a delay system in place.

Hang in there and yours is nowhere near the worst I have seen. Yours is actually pretty quick.

J

Thanks J

I was hoping if anyone knew if I could tell them in writing to skip those two 4142's I sent in back in 2010 since I do have the copies of my medical records from the Dr they need so they don't go into a 6 month hold just for them and place it back in que for decision???

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Moving while you are waiting for a decision from the VA is usually a bad idea. These guys can screw up a %$# dream. I have been in the same place for 25 years and the VA has screwed me up once or twice with bad addresses getting into the system. I would bet the fact you moved slowed down your claim. There are lots of retired vets in AZ. When you move I don't know if you go to the end of the line in the new VARO or not. Don't even think of moving until you get a decision.

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Moving while you are waiting for a decision from the VA is usually a bad idea. These guys can screw up a %$# dream. I have been in the same place for 25 years and the VA has screwed me up once or twice with bad addresses getting into the system. I would bet the fact you moved slowed down your claim. There are lots of retired vets in AZ. When you move I don't know if you go to the end of the line in the new VARO or not. Don't even think of moving until you get a decision.

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Thanks John hey I have the same first name cool. Do you happen to know something like the two 4142's Doctor records requests that they never set out in 2010 can I tell them in writting to forget it and process the claims as is since they already have all records from outside Dr's I personally sent in since then??? It would be a waste of time for them to send them out and get the same thing back and delay putting it back into Decision in 2-6 months however long they drag it out. John

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Are you close to the Phoenix VARO? I am 157 miles away from mine and have driven there a few times to personally bring evidence and /or view my records...it will pull your file away from a person who may be working on it, though, mine was available as no one was working on it...determination phase(sitting in a room in Limbo).

Doesn't hurt to send the new VARO a certified/registered letter stating you have no further evidence and your claim file is complete and you wish it to be proceeded with and reviewed by the rater as stands.Do you have a new VSO as you moved?

I have personal contact with mine via email and phone calls. Wouldn't hurt to get one @ the VARO either. Mine is in the building across the hall from the VARO manager. But outreach VSO's have access to the one's at the VARO too. Are you enrolled with the va's ebenefits web site?

Slow as it may be it does let you know where it is, and what dates/info was received.

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