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Quick Pay Eligible?

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Donna Kelley

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I read in a previous post about something else that I was not aware of. I am beginning to get a bit angry, not sure if it as at myself for not being being education or those holding the big secret. This is the post

"“The Quick Pay Disability initiative enables Veterans service representatives to fast-track payments to Veterans who have submitted sufficient evidence to decide all or part of a claim. The program covers a wide range of medical conditions, including diabetes mellitus and prostate cancer for Vietnam-era Veterans as well as surgery or joint replacement for a previously service-connected condition. These claims require minimal supporting evidence, allowing VA to process Veterans’ claims and submit payment approximately three months faster than the targeted 125-day cycle period. “

I retired on 01 May 2010, had both hips replaced prior to retirement date, and a discectomy for degenerative disc disease. Yes, I was awarded, 90% for SC disabilities, then in August of 2011, I required a spinal fusion for the rapid degenerative. I was also awarded SSDI dating back to my retirement date, + the standard 6 months. I mailed all of my information to my POA, who in turn directed it to the RO, it was all finally posted in February, this year. I did all of the administrative work up front, surgical report, SSDI findings and finally a request for IU (after I found out about that from a 1-800 lady). Did I also miss something on Quick Pay? I feel so stupid for not asking more questions, but I also think that if I have a POA, who I have spoken too, someone would have ensured that I was aware. Sorry if it sounds like I am whinning, just a little cranky, Donna

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Larry Payne a VSO who used to post here had a quick method that he was getting an answer too in 60 to 120 days. I think it had more to do with the particular form and the way the claim was managed by VSO.

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FDC and quickpay are two different programs. Both require submitting everything up front and letting it rode. In other words you have the condition in service you have the problem now and the c and p will be the first thing you get. Or in my case. I went to the doctor. Got the doctor to say my depression was secondary to dc conditions. Submitted FDC with evidence on 11/29/11 and got my decision 2/28. Quick pay had surgery recently. Only thong claimed. They have evidence of surgery and sc condition claim should be ready to rate with at once exam so many MOS out after convalescence. Again know a guy that had a heart attack. First claim ever. Sent in certified dd214. Rvn verified and hospital records of rreatment. Claim was decided in three days. 100%. The key is have everything ready and dint piecemeal it. You won't have a big retro but int the time you get your pay started you will be ahead of a year old claim... Meaning already receiving money. Sure you may have to pay for records up front instead of Va getting them but think of the time saved. JMHO

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FDC and quickpay are two different programs. Both require submitting everything up front and letting it rode. In other words you have the condition in service you have the problem now and the c and p will be the first thing you get. Or in my case. I went to the doctor. Got the doctor to say my depression was secondary to dc conditions. Submitted FDC with evidence on 11/29/11 and got my decision 2/28. Quick pay had surgery recently. Only thong claimed. They have evidence of surgery and sc condition claim should be ready to rate with at once exam so many MOS out after convalescence. Again know a guy that had a heart attack. First claim ever. Sent in certified dd214. Rvn verified and hospital records of rreatment. Claim was decided in three days. 100%. The key is have everything ready and dint piecemeal it. You won't have a big retro but int the time you get your pay started you will be ahead of a year old claim... Meaning already receiving money. Sure you may have to pay for records up front instead of Va getting them but think of the time saved. JMHO

Thank you, I had all of my ducks in a row, or at least I thought that I did. I had the surgery, spinal fusion, left the hospital with the op report and sent it in with all of my other supporting data. I was fortunate that the Spine surgeon that I had while active duty, retired one month after I did, so I was Tricared back to him. He even wrote a supporting letter regarding my limitations. Oh well, it has been this long, but I will add this to my should have known list. Thanks Donna

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