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Is This The Normal Process For Claims?


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I had a claim that was granted service connection for Multiple Sclerosis in Jan 2012 by the BVA from an appeal since Dec 2004. In June 2012, just checked to see if anything positive was going on with the grant processing and at that time, I was told that a rating decision was completed on June 7, 2012, and just for clarification purposes I checked once again this month and was given the same information but I have not received notification or anything. I've checked Ebenefits and nothing new or different has changed with the present percentage that I'm receiving for a different condition. I have not heard anything from the pro bono law firm that is handling my claim since May 2012, and that was to send me a copy of the letter that was sent to the RO requesting a copy of the C&P exam that was completed on May 23, 2012. I'm not sure why I haven't received notification of the rating decision. Any comments or insight would be greatly appreciated. I plan to send the attorney an e-mail requesting a status update regarding my claim.

Thanks to all and have a great week,

Bluehen

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This is one of the FEW situations in which I suggest calling the 800 #

and just kind of playing like a dummy.

I would NOT start out by stating, I'm waiting on a decision.

I'd ask what combined percentage level am I currently compensated at,

what conditions I am SC'd for - what DC's my conditions are rated under

and what percentage for each, also if they show any NSC conditions of record,

and what effective dates for each individual issue.

I would ask if they are in the process of OR have sent me any notification letters

recently and if so on what date and to what address.

Also, I'd check over my payment history section at ebenefits to see if any

changes have shown yet.

JMHO

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Update: I was in contact with my lawyer today and the information that he received is as follows: The grant is being finalized awaiting a third signature. Also, he stated that he was informed that I should receive the official notification in a couple of weeks. However, the individual whom he spoke with was not able to give him the rating percentage or any other details but per the attorney he will stay in touch with them on a weekly basis until everything is complete. I will definitely post again when I have more information.

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