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I submitted my claim for dependents in July 2012 and it appears that it was settled today and from what I see it seems that it has been disapproved and I must appeal. No other infomation is available on the web site. Guess I must wait until I get a letter of some sort. The Va has many ways to determine dependent status (wife); Deers, IRS, yet they take three months tosay no, if I understand it properly.

Date/Type of Claim Date Closed Updates Action 07/24/2012

Dependency 10/30/2012 Appeal is Possible View Boards of Veterans' Appeal Staus

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see if your rate went up. see if you have a retro payment.

Thanks for your reponse.

Unless I am wrong I believe Dependents allowance has nothing to do with my rate and I do not see any retro payment

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Wow, I have also applied for my dependency retro-pay. I have submitted all of the information needed like: Birth Certificates, Social security cards, marriage license, and divorce decree. I filed with the Atlanta RO in July 2012 and Ebennies stated that I should recieve a decision by March 2013.

I never thought that a dependency claim with sufficient evidence could be denied.......what a bomber

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I must have omitted sending something but must wait until I receive a letter to tell me what to do. Oh well just another set-back that will be overcome.

I see we submitted about the same time and yet your settlement date is much later than mine.

Best of luck to you.

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you show a sc disability of 30%. If your dependants are added you will get more money. That is what I meant when I said "see if your rate went up".

do you have an ab8 letter available under the letter generator? it will show how much you get and an effective date. if the effective date is recent and your amount did not go up then you were denied.

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you show a sc disability of 30%. If your dependants are added you will get more money. That is what I meant when I said "see if your rate went up".

do you have an ab8 letter available under the letter generator? it will show how much you get and an effective date. if the effective date is recent and your amount did not go up then you were denied.

The more I post on the forum the more I learn. I did not know about the letters (AB8) option, so I downloaded it and it says 30%, no change in dollar amount, effective August 1, 2012 and the letter is dated November 1, 2012. I do not see any other letter with any information about the denial. I can only assume that they will mail me a letter and then I will provide what they need.

You have been very helpful and I am still learning about this site since I just registered one week ago. Thank You.

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What you posted in no way indicates a denial. WIth a date of 10/30/2012 it will not show on the Nov 1 check (it can't move through finance that fast).

Give it a week or two.

Last fall VA sent me a letter telling me my son would turn 18 in December and come off the award unless I filled out the school attendance form. So I filled the form out sent it right back within the 60Days I had to keep benefits un-interrupted. When I filled out the form I did one for his high school, one for his college included the college acceptance letter, enrollment deposit payment and ist term schedule. They dropped him from the award, It took them until May of this year to put him back on the award. Then they dropped him in June, I called to ask why and they said they can only process one school form at a time. I asked them to act on the form they received in Oct 11, they stated since he was off the system again I had to send in another form. Been waiting since 6/25/12 the projected completion is 12-7-12 to May 2013. The status remains Received (first step).

Best regards,

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What you posted in no way indicates a denial. WIth a date of 10/30/2012 it will not show on the Nov 1 check (it can't move through finance that fast).

Give it a week or two.

Last fall VA sent me a letter telling me my son would turn 18 in December and come off the award unless I filled out the school attendance form. So I filled the form out sent it right back within the 60Days I had to keep benefits un-interrupted. When I filled out the form I did one for his high school, one for his college included the college acceptance letter, enrollment deposit payment and ist term schedule. They dropped him from the award, It took them until May of this year to put him back on the award. Then they dropped him in June, I called to ask why and they said they can only process one school form at a time. I asked them to act on the form they received in Oct 11, they stated since he was off the system again I had to send in another form. Been waiting since 6/25/12 the projected completion is 12-7-12 to May 2013. The status remains Received (first step).

Best regards,

71 i got the same exact thing on mine. i do believe that i need to wait until that letter generates.

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What you posted in no way indicates a denial. WIth a date of 10/30/2012 it will not show on the Nov 1 check (it can't move through finance that fast).

Give it a week or two.

Last fall VA sent me a letter telling me my son would turn 18 in December and come off the award unless I filled out the school attendance form. So I filled the form out sent it right back within the 60Days I had to keep benefits un-interrupted. When I filled out the form I did one for his high school, one for his college included the college acceptance letter, enrollment deposit payment and ist term schedule. They dropped him from the award, It took them until May of this year to put him back on the award. Then they dropped him in June, I called to ask why and they said they can only process one school form at a time. I asked them to act on the form they received in Oct 11, they stated since he was off the system again I had to send in another form. Been waiting since 6/25/12 the projected completion is 12-7-12 to May 2013. The status remains Received (first step).

Best regards,

Ok will keep checking. I just figured "Appeal is Possible" meant it was denied. Live and learn but that is a strange way of posting by the VA. As I stated earlier the more I am on this board the more I learn. 71M10, rdawd and others, I really appreciate you for providing helpful information.

The AB8 has strange meaning also and leads you to think that you are sending them a letter, when actually you receive from them.

Thanks again.

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Dependents benefits can definitely be denied! While you either have dependents or you dont, the "effective date" of dependents can be an issue.

The way the VA does it is this.

The VA assumes we are all losers and will get a divorce or abandon our kids. So if we apply in 2002, and finally get benefits in 2008, you have one year to tell the VA about your dependents, (after a 2008 RO decision) or, you wont get benefits for them from 2002-2008. It is not enough to tell the VA about your dependents in 2002, they want you to do it all over again in 2008, assuming you have gotten a divorce and abandoned all your kids. It just shows how little the VA thinks about the Veterans they are supposed to serve.

They do it that way so they can hornswaggle us out of more money. You see, we think we already sent in dependents info..but the VA insists on it being sent in TWICE, not once. I am not sure they are within compliance of regulations on this, but you will have to fight them tooth and nail, as I am, on dependents beneftis also. I am owed dependent benefits for at least 5 years. Its any excuse to deny.

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I submitted my claim for dependents in July 2012 and it appears that it was settled today and from what I see it seems that it has been disapproved and I must appeal. No other infomation is available on the web site. Guess I must wait until I get a letter of some sort. The Va has many ways to determine dependent status (wife); Deers, IRS, yet they take three months tosay no, if I understand it properly.

Date/Type of Claim Date Closed Updates Action 07/24/2012

Dependency 10/30/2012 Appeal is Possible View Boards of Veterans' Appeal Staus

My Claim for Dependent (wfe) was ruled on Oct 30, 2012 as indicated above. Here it is November 23, 2012 and after checking Ab8 letter every couple of days with no change in date of ruling or amount, nor have I received any letter from the postal service and am still waiting to determine if ruling is favorable or negative. The E-Benefits web site seems worthless as it has provided nothing. What would my next step be, just keep on waiting or what?

Thank you

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Wow, I have also applied for my dependency retro-pay. I have submitted all of the information needed like: Birth Certificates, Social security cards, marriage license, and divorce decree. I filed with the Atlanta RO in July 2012 and Ebennies stated that I should recieve a decision by March 2013.

I never thought that a dependency claim with sufficient evidence could be denied.......what a bomber

Atlanta VARO sucks at this. They called because they were missing the SSAN for my youngest in March 2012. The completion date keeps getting bumped back and is now 1/13/13. All just to add the SSAN I provided in March, 2012. Best of luck to you!

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That appeal notice is standard for ALL claims.

It doesn't mean anything.

Have you checked your payment status?

Have checked many times since case was closed on 10/24/2012. No mail, no letter, no money change on letter, no answer from emails sent twice on inquiry. The VA is lacking something.

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I submitted my claim for dependents in July 2012 and it appears that it was settled today and from what I see it seems that it has been disapproved and I must appeal. No other infomation is available on the web site. Guess I must wait until I get a letter of some sort. The Va has many ways to determine dependent status (wife); Deers, IRS, yet they take three months tosay no, if I understand it properly.

Date/Type of Claim Date Closed Updates Action 07/24/2012

Dependency 10/30/2012 Appeal is Possible View Boards of Veterans' Appeal Staus

Lucky you. I submitted my claim for dependents in January and it's still pending. Submitted a reevaluation for thyroid in September and it was shot down--got the letter today. Of course, they didn't look at my medical records from Ft. Knox, only the VA records and I haven't seen them for several years.
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I submitted an email to IRIS back in November requesting what has happened to my Dependent Status form that was settled on ebenefits in October 2012 with no written response from the VA. I also included that no written repsonce or money was received from the VA on the Re-tro pay approved by CRSC back in September. To date I have not received any Dependent funds or re-tro pay.

Today I received a response from my IRIS question submitted in early November. It said nothing to help anwer my questions on where is the funds. They are not too slow and still provided no help.

Also, I have also been unable to obtain any of my military records and my only award has been from the Agent Orange connection for IHD.

Two weeks ago, I went to my Congressman and they are looking into the lack of military records; lack of dependent status and lack of re-tro pay. Maybe I will get some help there but have my doubts.

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Mine 19 YO son's college attendance is still "received". I also found an interesting tidbit in M21-1MR, apparently back in February of 2012 they changed the regulation. If you have an 18 YO on the award and VA has in thier possesion documents that indicate and intent to continue school they are not to drop the dependent from the system, they are supposed to stay on until the VA complets/processes the form and renders a decision. Great Idea if they would do it.

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