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There were a few of my contentions that went to remand, so I checked my appointments on ebenefits and apparently there was an appointment last week that just popped up. I didn't know about it, so I was going to call to reschedule, but it says that I kept it.
Has anyone had this happen? And should I take any other steps? Thanks in advance.
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Make a note of what, when and how you found out about the appointment, while it's fresh in your mind, and also note that "you allegedly attended the appointment." Sign & date it - and then file i
I would also print the schedule page from ebenefits showing the appointment and the notation that you kept the appointment. The VA may delete the notation or change it to cover their rear end. Good
Yes, like Georgiapapa said, get a copy. Anytime I see changes in Ebenefits, I take a screenshot using iPhone, iPad or computer.
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