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Service Connected Convalescence How Long?

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glbell

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This is my first time actually posting here. I am so fustrated, I have been dancing this dance with the VA since Oct 05. I was discharged with 40% for my back.In Feb 08 had a faulty C&P and they lowered that to 10%. Did a ton of paperwork and denials and went infront of a traveling judge last July. When I went I was told it wouldnt take long. I was scheduled for another surgery on my back in Sept. Still waiting on the judges ruling WOW. I was given 30% for PTSD so am at 40% right now waiting on the judge.

Anyhow I had surgery at the VA on Sept 12 2011 on my service connected disability. The dr put me on a minimum 6 mos convalescence leave to be reevaluated after that. Well here it is 7 mos after my surgery. I am still out of work and going to PT 4x's a week. I was told that the VA is to backed up to expidite my 100%. I cant for the life of me figure out why it would take so long. How much longer can this take. I was told without a forclosure notice they wont do anything. We wont loose our home but everyone goes without and this is impossible. Help thanks

Glenn

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This is my first time actually posting here. I am so fustrated, I have been dancing this dance with the VA since Oct 05. I was discharged with 40% for my back.In Feb 08 had a faulty C&P and they lowered that to 10%. Did a ton of paperwork and denials and went infront of a traveling judge last July. When I went I was told it wouldnt take long. I was scheduled for another surgery on my back in Sept. Still waiting on the judges ruling WOW. I was given 30% for PTSD so am at 40% right now waiting on the judge.

Anyhow I had surgery at the VA on Sept 12 2011 on my service connected disability. The dr put me on a minimum 6 mos convalescence leave to be reevaluated after that. Well here it is 7 mos after my surgery. I am still out of work and going to PT 4x's a week. I was told that the VA is to backed up to expidite my 100%. I cant for the life of me figure out why it would take so long. How much longer can this take. I was told without a forclosure notice they wont do anything. We wont loose our home but everyone goes without and this is impossible. Help thanks

Glenn

First, weclome to hadit.

There is no way anyone can tell you how long it will take. Sounds like your have a couple of pending issues, the NOD, and the request for a temporary rating for 100%. It is possible that they will decide the temporary rating before they even get to the appeal. Its also likely that you will have more c/p's to attend. The va will need to decide how long to keep you at 100% and then will do a c/p to determine the final rating.

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First, weclome to hadit.

There is no way anyone can tell you how long it will take. Sounds like your have a couple of pending issues, the NOD, and the request for a temporary rating for 100%. It is possible that they will decide the temporary rating before they even get to the appeal. Its also likely that you will have more c/p's to attend. The va will need to decide how long to keep you at 100% and then will do a c/p to determine the final rating.

I figure I will be waiting on the appeal till I am 100. I am not counting on that moving I figure I am already 4 years into when they lowered my back from 40-10%. I cant see how they did it to this day esp with all the things that were going on with my back and having to have surgery on it. I just really need to get the 100% from Sept. I didnt think something could be more cut and dry then hey here is a service connected issue, hey the VA said he has to have a repeat surgery on this issue. Oh look he had the surgery in the VA hospital on his service connected issue AND the DR said a min or 6 mos ok clkick done.

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I figure I will be waiting on the appeal till I am 100. I am not counting on that moving I figure I am already 4 years into when they lowered my back from 40-10%. I cant see how they did it to this day esp with all the things that were going on with my back and having to have surgery on it. I just really need to get the 100% from Sept. I didnt think something could be more cut and dry then hey here is a service connected issue, hey the VA said he has to have a repeat surgery on this issue. Oh look he had the surgery in the VA hospital on his service connected issue AND the DR said a min or 6 mos ok clkick done.

Yes, this is how it is. Many claimants are waiting on resolve - even for issues

we see as clear cut. It sure doesn't seem like the backlog is clearing up.

JMHO

Carlie passed away in November 2015 she is missed.

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