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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Soc But Only 3 Out Of 10 Items Are In It


hi, i have received my statement of the case from my appeal a couple of weeks ago. 3 out of 10 items were denied. it said that the other 7 are waiting a decicion or what have you. the first time i got a soc back in 2009 it had a long list of items that were denied and a couple that were approved. and it came with a ratings decision. but this time around only 3 were denied but no decision on the other 7. i called the 1-800 number and was told more than likely they were awarded but i have to wait for a ratings decision. does anybody know if they are more than likely awarded or they just haven't gotten around to denying them yet. also would my retropay be form sept. 2008? i have been waiting on this appeal since april of 2010. the original claim is from sept. 2008.

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The Sept 2008 date should be the retro date for any awards. I am surprised "Peggy" , (the 800# people), would say this could 'more than likely' indicate an award.

I think they make stuff up sometimes to get us off the phone. I assume the VA has deferred those other issues and maybe they WILL award....so hard to say....

Peggy doesn't have a crystal ball and I think you should best wait for another letter from the VA.

You can also use IRIS (the VA's automated email system) --go to www.va.gov main page and look for the "Contact Us" area and if you use IRIS for a status on your claim, make sure they send you an email or snail mail so they cant make something up if they call you.

I guess I sound a little pessimistic about the way VA gives us status reports etc.... but I am just a long time hardcore claimant and don't have too much faith in what they 'say' , as it is the decision itself that is the nitty gritty and you can always appeal what you don't like.

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i will definetly take that into consideration. ill try the iris and ill keep on calling peggy once a week like i have been. it all depends on who answers the call. some are either too lazy or incompetent enough to answer questions. but every once in a while you get one that knows what they're doing.

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hi all, as of today my ebenefits has been changed to 50% combined rating. the award has just been approved and they are generating the letter today.

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