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Other Than Dro Hearing?


Hi all, I went to see my VSO today. He gave me a printout with current claims and dates. It listed a hearing I had at the VARO as other than dro hearing. What the heck? So I called " Peggy " and asked why they didn't send me a SOC after my hearing last year? They said that I haven't appealed anything and had asked for a hearing just not a DRO hearing. Can anyone explain this ?

Thanks, Mike.

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all depends on what you sent it and what was requested? did you keep copies of what you sent? Your VSO should be able to handle that answer. Who did you speak with at this hearing?

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I went to the RO in Louisville summer of 2011 and my VSO ( DAV) and his whole office had gone to a convention for the week. I filled out a VA form saying I disagreed with there rating decision and provided a LOD and a dd 214 for a period of service they keep ignoring and left. Forgot to ask for a copy. My mistake.

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You might have a critical problem here......

The timely filing of a NOD, within the first year after a decision, is crucial.

AT www.va.gov they have a contact Us system called IRIS.

I think you need to confirm with IRIS that they did receive the NOD.

Ask for email reply and not phone call.... this way you have hard copy of what they say.

First time you use IRIS can get hairy lots of questions.........have your DD 214 in front of you......

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Berta, thanks for responding. I found the letter for my hearing. It says it is for a personal hearing .It states that your hearing will be before a DRO or other members of VCS staff. I went on record. What other staff does hearings? I know you are going at ask for me to post this document. I will latter today. I have a IME appt.at 13:00hrs .Again ,thank you.

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Good Luck with the IME appointment.!

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