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Got decision but in letter it was kinda confusing. I went from 60% to 80% effective date last year..does anyone know if there will be back pay? And if or when that would be from the day I recieved award letter? Thanks to anyone that might know..smile.png

The letter did not give much info other than what they decided..no details..wacko.png

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the retro should be from the date you filed the claim not the award date you can go to the rate tables and see the difference between 60 and 80 per month and then multiply by the months since you filed and you should have a proximity of how much it will be if you have direct deposit it should be deposited within days congrats

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Unless the notification letter format has changed dramatically ...

Look at your notification letter. There is sort of a table there, pretty close to the top. One column of the table is "Monthly Entitlement Amount". Another would be "Payment Start Date". Multiply the monthly entitlement amount by the number of months from the start date to the present. This should give a ballpark retro amount.

Again, unless the notification letter format has changed dramatically.

Got decision but in letter it was kinda confusing. I went from 60% to 80% effective date last year..does anyone know if there will be back pay? And if or when that would be from the day I recieved award letter? Thanks to anyone that might know..smile.png

The letter did not give much info other than what they decided..no details..wacko.png

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If you want an accurate number of what your retro will be, you need to figure it out on a yearly basis, since the compensation rate often changes each year. If you take the current amount, and multiply by the number of months, you wont get the right answer because the pay was lower in past years.

You have to deduct, each year, what you already got paid.

Since we know neither your effective date, nor your number of dependents, we can not figure that out for you.

Figuring out retro is rather complex, especially if you have had changes in dependents and changes in ratings.

As already stated, you can get a "ballpark" amount by subtracting what you are getting now from the amount you will be getting and multiplying that by the number of months.

This estimate will be higher than what you actually get, because pay is higher this year than it was last year..its just a ball park estimate.

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If you want an accurate number of what your retro will be, you need to figure it out on a yearly basis, since the compensation rate often changes each year. If you take the current amount, and multiply by the number of months, you wont get the right answer because the pay was lower in past years.

You have to deduct, each year, what you already got paid.

Since we know neither your effective date, nor your number of dependents, we can not figure that out for you.

Figuring out retro is rather complex, especially if you have had changes in dependents and changes in ratings.

As already stated, you can get a "ballpark" amount by subtracting what you are getting now from the amount you will be getting and multiplying that by the number of months.

This estimate will be higher than what you actually get, because pay is higher this year than it was last year..its just a ball park estimate.

Also, prior year rates are posted at the VA Comp/Pension web site. (http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/rates/comp01.htm)

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