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New Claim, Note The Vbms Detail


vern2

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Sent the VARO a new claim on June 2, 2014, went to eBennies yesterday and saw this: note the VBMS notation. This must be the one where they scan and put everything into VBMS. This is also the claim that my certified mail said was forwarded to Newnan, Ga.I sent them everything I could possibly think of and yesterday their automated 5103 response states they need more evidence. WTH! BTW: what is an automated 5103 esponse?

Hamster Man :tongue:

Details of Your Claim

Claim Received: 06/04/2014
Claim Type: Compensation
Estimated Claim Completion Date: 03/08/2015 to 09/01/2015

Contentions: VBMS (New)

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We will review all available evidence and make a decision on your claim upon receipt of all requested information as outlined in the headings, "What Do We Still Need from You?" and "What Have We Done?".

Several factors will determine the duration of the "Development" phase, including:

  • type of claim filed
  • number of disabilities you claim
  • complexity of your disability(ies), and
  • availability of evidence needed to decide your claim.
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Automated 5103 Notice Response

Date Requested: 06/26/2014
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Vern, Sorry to hear the VA is driving you crazy. I keep hearing about the VBMS system. Is there a link where we can log in, or is this just another or the VA processes. I would consider myself VA knowledgeable but just recently heard of this VBMS system

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Automated 5103 response is an automated DTA that is released to the veteran once he files a claim (if not on 526ez). That way you are given DTA upfront with all the WTeMS (what the evidence must show). It is a stupid thing and drives me nuts. Main reason being is that it creates double work for the vsr when the claim is assigned to us.

Say the 5103 is sent but vet claims PTSD and the vet has no medals or ribbons. Well now the vsr has to send another letter to the vet asking for that information because the automated letter didn't include it. Also, this is the same case for new and material. The automated letter doesn't send reason for denial. Now the vsr must send another letter. The powers that be think that because it works 80% of the time that it is effective. It is retarded and redundant.

526ez is separate and won't send a letter but will put a tracked item no5103 required. Drives me up the wall. Hope this helps a little. This is jmho lowly opinion. I could go on and in on this crap.

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Vern--

They aren't saying they need more evidence.

They are sending you a letter where you must state that you have sent them everything.

This is required by law that they do this. If you file a fully developed claim, you won't get this letter.

So just fill out the letter & get it right back to them. No biggie.

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Automated 5103 response is an automated DTA that is released to the veteran once he files a claim (if not on 526ez). That way you are given DTA upfront with all the WTeMS (what the evidence must show). It is a stupid thing and drives me nuts. Main reason being is that it creates double work for the vsr when the claim is assigned to us.

Say the 5103 is sent but vet claims PTSD and the vet has no medals or ribbons. Well now the vsr has to send another letter to the vet asking for that information because the automated letter didn't include it. Also, this is the same case for new and material. The automated letter doesn't send reason for denial. Now the vsr must send another letter. The powers that be think that because it works 80% of the time that it is effective. It is retarded and redundant.

526ez is separate and won't send a letter but will put a tracked item no5103 required. Drives me up the wall. Hope this helps a little. This is jmho lowly opinion. I could go on and in on this crap.

funny thing is I used the 526ez, should have been simple claim, but nothing with VA or any federal agency is simple!

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VSO has limited viewing access right now, but it is supposed to be getting better. As for getting a copy I am not too sure. The great talks we get at work is in the future we can do this and we can do that but nobody can tell us about now. Heck, we have a new push almost once a month. I know I am rambling. Sorry, but no I am not sure about that. Heck even I have trouble trying to get them to send me a copy of a veterans outside cp exam.

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