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Still Have Not Received Cola


JayBrown1

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I have still not received my COLA increase. Made an inquiry through IRIS and was told:

"Regrettable, during the automated adjustment, an error occured that is requiring the VA to adjust some of our veterans awards. Your award was identified as one of the awards requiring manual adjustment.

Unfortunatly, we have not been advised of the time frames for completion of manual adjustment of award to Veterans award under COLA. Please be assure that adjustment will be retro-active to December 1, 2011.

Your COLA manual adjustmenr began November 19, 2011."

Have anyone else not received their COLA yet?

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Sounds like more bs to me.

Maybe time for a trip to speak with someone connected to finance at your VARO,

heck more than six months have passed they could have done

a full audit by now.

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I agree Carlie, this is not the first time this has happen to me when it comes to COLA adjustment. The last time we got a raise it took a year for me to get it and that was oly when I inquired about it, I wonder if I would have gotten it if I had not made an inquiry. I think this is bs because there is no reason why it would take this long to input my COLA.

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I think this is bs because there is no reason why it would take this long to input my COLA.

I'm sure it's a small glitch in the system - but it's way past time for such a simple

correction. I wonder if many have this same thing going on.

No interest is paid : - )

Try here:

http://www.alabama.g....gov/staff.aspx

OR

I don't know if these people could help or not since this isn't actually a claim,but I would snail mail each of them:

CLAIMS STAFF

The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, Claims Division is located at the VA Regional Office, 345 Perry Hill Road, Room 1-106, Montgomery, Alabama 36109.

NAME

TITLE

Darrell Smith Director of Claims William T. "Bill" Myrick Assistant Claims Manager Mark Sullivan Training Manager Lisa Parmer Claims Reviewer Kelly Hight Claims Reviewer Audrey Shehane Secretary Donna Jones Secretary Virginia Barnett Secretary

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Thank you for the info. I will definitely use it starting tomorrow. I do think if they had to pay out interest they would have gotten this straight months ago.

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It always annoyed me when the clowns at the VA would say don't worry you will eventually get it. Its not rocket science to fix something as basic as a COLA not being applied.

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If you ask for an audit of your award they will have to add the cola before they reply. All Authorization awards must be completed in order to complete an audit. Right now you are one of thousands that the computer will generate an OVERRIGHT award on. They sit in a pile until Central Office demand that they are addressed at the Regional Office.

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