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FlyN2High

Is Ebenefits Accurate?

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Filed a compensation claim for (adjustment disorder with depressed mood (now claimed as bipolar condition) (Increase), unemployability ) On 12/17/2010. Currently rated at a 70% combined SC. Had C&P done Oct 2011. All Medical Evidence including C&P has been submitted according to "Peggy". Ebenefits shows "Gathering of Evidence" and "What we still need from you". Spoke with REP at the 1000 number several weeks ago and he claimed 13 months was extremely long to be in Gathering stage. This is a pretty simple cut and dry.

2 questions:

1) Is ebennies accurate?

2) Is 13 months an inordinate amount of time to be in the Gathering stage.

Thanks in advance for you comments.

PS, Was recently awarded Fully Favorable Decision for SSDI for the same service connected issues,

Should I use this as more evidence for my VA Claim?

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Filed a compensation claim for (adjustment disorder with depressed mood (now claimed as bipolar condition) (Increase), unemployability ) On 12/17/2010. Currently rated at a 70% combined SC. Had C&P done Oct 2011. All Medical Evidence including C&P has been submitted according to "Peggy". Ebenefits shows "Gathering of Evidence" and "What we still need from you". Spoke with REP at the 1000 number several weeks ago and he claimed 13 months was extremely long to be in Gathering stage. This is a pretty simple cut and dry.

2 questions:

1) Is ebennies accurate?

2) Is 13 months an inordinate amount of time to be in the Gathering stage.

Thanks in advance for you comments.

PS, Was recently awarded Fully Favorable Decision for SSDI for the same service connected issues,

Should I use this as more evidence for my VA Claim?

Welcome,

1) NO - (On the ability to track your claim status while in progress)

2) NO - 13 months is not "inordinate" - 13 months and / or longer for the "Gathering stage" is quite normal.

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Unfortunately the VA is way behindf on claims and the waits can be very long. Hang in there and gather evodence that supports your claim. If you are not working go ahead and ask for TDIU now

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My claim has been "Gathering Information" for almost 14 months....but I have recently been told (Last week) that a final decision has been made and they are getting a second signature to finalize it.

So, 13 months is not unbelievable in the current VA situation (still should be much faster in my opinion)....and since ebenefits is not mandatory to be used/updated...don't believe everything that it shows.

Good luck

Travis

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My claim has been "Gathering Information" for almost 14 months....but I have recently been told (Last week) that a final decision has been made and they are getting a second signature to finalize it.

So, 13 months is not unbelievable in the current VA situation (still should be much faster in my opinion)....and since ebenefits is not mandatory to be used/updated...don't believe everything that it shows.

Good luck

Travis

Trav,

Don't go banking on this as definite - BUT -

second signature usually means retro of 25 K or higher.

Sounds like congrats are almost due : - )

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Thanks everyone for your input. I appreciate the help.

My claim should run retro to 1997, so I would imagine they are mulling the decision based on a substantial back pay amount.

When it comes to high dollar claims they tend to drag their collective feet IMHO.

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