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My claim was completed this last Friday, August 22, 2014. The AB8 is showing the new rating. I know I will start getting the pay on the 1st of Sept. is that also when the back pay will more than likely drop as well? Thanks for the input.

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If your claim completion date was not until the 22nd, do not be surprised if the monthly payment doesn't start until Oct.1st. I heard a claim must be completed by the 15th of the month in order to make the cutoff to be direct deposited on the 1st.

On Ebenefits you can check under the payments section and see if there is any information there.

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Hey guys,

I am new here. I am in the same boat as jseale. My completed Friday as well going from 10% to 70%, and was curious as well... for me my GI bill benefits seems to come at different times and dates of the month except for the BAH which always comes on the first. I think I will just hope it comes on the first of October that will if it does come early it will be a nice surprise... also I am thankful for forums like this to help me through this whole process... I have been reading these forums, I have just never posted because this stuff is all new to me... I have only been out for a year and a couple months... and sitting in the VA briefing class all day was a nightmare....

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Congratulations jseale and soapdish. Spend your retro pay wisely.

Good luck and good health.

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If you file within one year of your discharge date they have to pay you back to the discharge date which will be the date they approve your disability.

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"and sitting in the VA briefing class all day was a nightmare.."

I bet it was.

My daughter (USAF) said her VA briefing was pretty good ( somehow she ended up in a Navy briefing) but she added it was full of some VA BS too.

Some guy was actually going to charge them 5 bucks for the VA Vet Benefit pamphlet ( which is so condensed it doesn't have much info)

but then said they didn't really have to pay for it.

(Why should they? It is at the VA web site and vet reps often give free ones to vets.)

Her dad and I were hardcore claimants so she knew already that the claims process is a paper battleground

for far too many vets.And VA messed up her first and only VA claim ( just to get her Chap 35 Eligibility cert.)

but that got fixed right away by her Mommy.

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One more question... Does anyone have an example of a time of when their claim closed and received their backpay... I didn't retire... And from what I heard its a lot faster than being a retired military...

I already received my BBE the day after it was written..

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If you have direct deposit it may already be in your account. I actually received my retro before I received the BBE. Keep checking your account daily until it pops up.

If you do not have direct deposit, it will take longer but I am not sure how much longer.

Good luck.

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