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What Is The Evidence Intake Center?


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Is this an old or new way for VA to confuse a veteran?

In order to improve claim processing timeliness, Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) has begun deployment of Centralized Mail Processing (CMP) for compensation claims and claim related documents.

If you have additional evidence to submit to support your claim, please mail or fax your evidence to the applicable CMP location below. Please be sure to put your name and claim number or social security number on every page of documentation you mail or fax to VA and keep a copy of everything for your records.

When submitting claims:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO Box 5235
Newnan, GA 30271-0020




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Pete: Gotta love New Programs designed to streamline the submission of Claims Evidence. Problem is, only time (Our Time) will tell. Stay Sharp!

Semper Fi

Gastone

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Faxed my Form 9 to Newnan, GA, this afternoon. Got a really nice automatic fax receipt back from the VA besides what the fax machine usually does when a fax is sent successfully. The guy behind the counter handed it to me as we were walking out and said, "Need more proof you filed today?"

Also mailed a hard copy via the automated postal clerk machine at a post office, so have a ceritifed mailing slip, post office receipt, and a green card coming back at some point.

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TiredCoastie,

Sometimes going the extra mile and covering all of your bases can pay off. Good luck!

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"If in doubt, over route."

I almost got burned mailing in my NOD at the deadline and had to argue for it to be accepted as timely. While I had the proof and provided multiple copies of the hand stamped mailing receipts to the RO, it took a lot of effort and time to get them to agree. I'd rather they just decide it's timely by examining the date and time it was received.

At least I'll have two sets of proof to send this time around.

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This may clear up on who depending on where you live to what location to send or fax docs your documents to. I wish I knew about this earlier. I had my DRO conference a couple of weeks ago and he said to send a couple of items he needed right to the RO and then they would send it off to be scanned so he could review them before he reschedules a new C&P on my NOD. He could have had me fax or send them straight there to speed it up but no he doesn't let me know this new way of sending things in.

If Location of Residence is:

Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Palau, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia.

Then, send all written correspondence to:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Evidence Intake Center
PO Box 4444
Newnan, GA 30271-0020

Or fax your information to:

Toll Free: 844-531-7818
Local: 248-524-4260

If Location of Residence is:

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oregon, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, The Caribbean, The U.S. Virgin Islands, The Philippines, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands.

Then, send all written correspondence to:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Evidence Intake Center
PO BOX 4444
Janesville, WI 53547-4444

Or fax your information to:

Toll Free: 844-822-5246
Local: 608-373-6690

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if e benefits only allow 10 pages reduce text size/?? maybe they have trouble reading and just award away!!! just thought :)

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For those asking about the Evidence Intake Center....the EIC...I had a chance to tour the Newnan Georgia facility 6 weeks ago.

Here is my first installment in a 3 part series about the EIC, their role in the nationalizing of the VA Benefits system, and (in post #3) tips and pointers to effectively communicate with the VA through the EIC.

Get your DBQ to the EIC ASAP to get a VARD that you can NOD.

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Wow, Chris, thanks for sharing your observations and insights!

I agree that the picture they painted about 3-5 business days to inprocess a piece of paper isn't accurate. Something I found interesting is that I "double tapped" my Form 9 to the EIC - by certified mail and by fax. My thinking was that the fax would come in as an electronic file from the start and easier to manipulate and get around. Nope. The mailed copy beat it. This was back in November.

My FOIA request for my C-file has been hanging fire since September, 2014. Yeah, that's happening, too.

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Just to follow up with my recent experience with an EIC, it's been six weeks since USPS tracking showed that my envelope mailed certified, return receipt requested was received but I've got no green card in the mail and the VA hasn't seen my latest Form-9.

All sorts of conspiracy theories are running through my head...

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The best way to send information is thru a VSO.

That way you have a second party involved with date/time stamp to verify when information was sent.

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The best way to send information is thru a VSO.

That way you have a second party involved with date/time stamp to verify when information was sent.

Except in my experience, they cause more harm than good they can create. I've got a date/time stamp on the receipt from the USPS, and this will not be the first time I've had to pull it out and make sure the postmark is acknowledged.

Still, you have a good point. If I had a VSO who would work with me instead of trying to drive the process toward whatever idea or end they're getting from HQS, that would be perfect. :tongue:

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My VSO has never assigned a person with a name to my case, to my knowledge and every time I went to see them, it was a different person with a different opinion and once it was even a VA employee "filling in for them" so they could go on a trip, no BS! On top of that, he never even id'ed himself as not being from the VSO. I never received any advice which was worthwhile, now that I have become more informed. Another crooked system...imho.

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Hi Hadit members. Is there a phone number to call the intake centers? The only numbers posted connect to fax machines. I am assisting a veteran. I sent all documentation in as a FDC to the Roanoke office before the change occurred. They have scanned all documents but have scanned them to the wrong folder. Now they are saying they don't have the documents. I have sent them a letter directing them to look in the Unsolicited Documents folder, which is where all those documents are located on ebenefits. My question is, should I now send the complete claim again and this time send it to the Newnan, GA Intake Center. I don't want to confuse them any more than they already are. Thanks for any advice.

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Is there ANY way to confirm that the form that was faxed to the Evidence Intake Center was actually received?
And, assuming it was received, how long should one expect before it shows up as a "Work in Progress" on ebenefits.com?

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1 hour ago, MickyFig said:

Is there ANY way to confirm that the form that was faxed to the Evidence Intake Center was actually received?
And, assuming it was received, how long should one expect before it shows up as a "Work in Progress" on ebenefits.com?

The OP (Original Post) is over a year old you should always try to start a new post instead of posting to an old post.  They are running about three weeks to a month to be up loaded on ebenefits.

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My experience is to use a FAX.  You have a FAX record for proof and it goes directly into the data base without waiting for someone to Scan. 

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I have been told that the intake center for me is Janesville WI and if I want to request my VES C&P to do a written FOIA request for them and my Regional Office will FAC it and they will be mailed to me...

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My records were requested during the mark up of the evidence intake centers.  My hard copy file was transferred from Pittsburg VARO to Cheyenne VARO.  Cheyenne sent my file to Denver to be copied and scanned.  They sent me a full copy and then some.  A stack of documents 6 ft tall if stacked one on top of the other. 

An awful lot of duplication which looked like the copying company upped their bill by sending stacks of documents through their feeder more than once.

Eventually my attorney received a CD with 1420 pages.  Many items missing and covered by an exception clause in the cover letter that had no basis.  After requesting the missing documents be included on a CD or the specific reason for the exception be stated, I received a CD with over 3600 pages from Janesville.  Still can't find missing evidence of a critical nature.

Have requested a copy of my archived Medical file to replace missing documents in the C&P file.  Received instead another copy of the CD.

I expect to have to use a subpoena in my SF-95 tort claim to obtain the missing evidence which is referred to in documents still in the C&P file.

My requests were addressed to the Central Office FOIA officer originally.  Now there are FOIA officers at each facility.  But I've still been unable to locate exactly where my hard copy VA Medical File is or how to get the progress notes from facilities that separate computer documentation from laboratory or pharmacy which is in your current eBenefits download of your medical file.

Don't expect much without a big fight.  And remember things are still in a flux.  You can't find where things are.  My BVA hearing judge said, "Lots of luck.  We can't even get a response from the Medical Division."

 

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You don't say which records you are looking for.  Current va medical treatment records? download from eBenefits.  Claims file request from VARO.  Hard copy records and records from the period when each facility had their own computer programs.  Lots of luck.  If anyone can find a way let me know.

A copy and paste:

VA Records Center and Vault : Military Records

The VA Records Center and Vault frequently receives calls and e-mails from Veterans seeking military and/or medical records. Unfortunately, we are unable to assist because the records requested are usually not at our Center. While some VA Medical Center records are stored at our facility, those records are archived by VA medical facility, not by Veteran’s name, and cannot be released to individuals. If you received treatment at a VA Medical Center, you will need to contact the Release of Information Officer or the Medical Records Transfer Clerk at the facility where you received treatment. If your records have been sent to us for archiving, only that facility has authority to request the return of the records for dissemination. You can find locations and phone numbers for all VA hospitals at this VA website.

For military personnel records and/or military health and medical records, please contact the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) at their website.

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