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How Much Can I Trust The Benefit Letter On Ebenefits?

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Today I come home and check ebenefits to find my claim "Closed" and the download VA letters showing two new letters.... one is a Benefit Verification AB8 letter showing 100% disability payment amount, with a effective date of Dec. 1, 2011, the other is the Disabled Veteran Civil Service Preference AB4 .

CAN I TRUST THIS?

My bank is not yet showing the retro, and I have not received my decision packet yet either. I have read many times to not trust ebenefits..... But what about the letters? ....the benefit letter states:

"This letter certifies that xxxxxxxxxxx is receiving service-connected disability compensation from the Department of Veteran Affairs.

I don't know whether to stress out even more, or to consider celebrating.

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I have never had a problem with the letter generator. I does show early most of the time. It used to show $ amount and % of disablility, however they dropped the disability % from the letter.

You can go to the benifit Explorer and it may show you at 100% also. That would help quantify your 100%.

Anyway, congradulations,

Hamslice

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Thanks Hamslice, I went to benefits Explorer and it also shows 100%...... After all I have been through (like a lot of you!) I stil find it difficult to trust any of this. This being Sunday, I can't even wait for the mail.

All this is very encouraging, but I guess I will need my envelope or the money in the bank to be sure?

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Midnight...

Assume the best, but prepare for the worst. I agree that the AB8 letters seem pretty reliable, but they are part of an unreliable ebenefits system.

You can make a list..of your most urgent things to spend the money on, and prioritize them, reminding you that you probably wont be getting another retro check, so when this ones gone, its gone forever.

Relax, spend time fishing, with your Grand kids, going to church, etc, to occupy your time during the wait..dont just watch the mailbox because

"the watched pot never boils".

JOVO

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. I found out this way and the formal letter arrived the next day. Celebrate. smile.png

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CHRIS--- likewise I say its time to CELEBRATE - STEVE & PAT

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