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john999

Dic Time Frame

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If a spouse has his/her ducks in a row how long should a straight forward DIC claim take?

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I filed for my DIC the end of October of this year and Milwaukee received it on 11/02/12. Rockman passed away on 09/02/12, but I waited until I had everything that I thought that they might need. When I called this past week, they said that it could be four months from the date they received the claim. My county VSO had asked me how I was situated money wise when he filed for the DIC. He said that it can take 4 months or so to receive anything. I figure that the longer they hold off, the greater my retro check will be. I do not know if this is the normal minimal time frame all over or not. I do know that it does take time even with everything correctly sent in. I am sure others will chime in.

Celia, Mrs. Rockman

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I helped a friend's widow, back in May, 2011, and it took about 3-4 wks. He was TDIU, P&T, over 10 yrs. I couldn't believe the VA moved that fast! She received his VA life insurance within 2 wks.

Stay well, John!!!

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I filed for my DIC the end of October of this year and Milwaukee received it on 11/02/12. Rockman passed away on 09/02/12, but I waited until I had everything that I thought that they might need. When I called this past week, they said that it could be four months from the date they received the claim. My county VSO had asked me how I was situated money wise when he filed for the DIC. He said that it can take 4 months or so to receive anything. I figure that the longer they hold off, the greater my retro check will be. I do not know if this is the normal minimal time frame all over or not. I do know that it does take time even with everything correctly sent in. I am sure others will chime in.

Celia, Mrs. Rockman

I have filed DIC claims for many widows/widowers. Some claims are completed in 30 days and I have seen others take as long as 14 months.. that is submitting a DIC claim with all necessary documentation.

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I did get a letter from VA in Milwaukee today stating that they are still processing my application for DIC and I will be notified when when it is completed. At least I know they received it.

Mr. Rockman

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IT is good you received that Celia.

I filed a 1151 claim in Sept 2012 and a legal issue claim in Oct 2012 and I have not received anything at all.

Yesterday I mailed my NOD, and asked them to address the October CUE claim first.

I used ebenefits 800 number the other day and they had me on hold for over an hour and I had to hang up.

I think,regardless of what evidence they have, that the VA will need to send you a VCAA letter, before they handle your claim as the VCAA letter,if properly prepared, spells out your full Duty to Assist rights.

Maybe in some cases that letter is not required to be sent...... your VSO will get a copy of it, as well as you will.

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