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roses15534

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i was 80% and filed some additional claims in Nov-2012 and it was decided in Dec-2014 it went to 100% P&T so I get my retro and letter the other day and I was expecting around 14k-16k but it was only 2,688.00 would it not be the difference from 80%-100% at 1,400 a month times the 12 months? Can anyone tell me who is right where the mistake is in laymen terms please? Do I need to appeal this or what should I do? I have attached my decision letter and VA calculations of the retro that I do not understand. Thanks for your help in this matter in advance.

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This happen to me. I received 90% in 2012, and then 100% in 2013, and they did play me the difference for 90-100%. I would differently check on it. I see that you retired from the Military, so you should be getting concurrent pay, which is your Military and VA retirement checks, Right? Good luck Gy, and I hope everything works out for you. One thing for sure. The VA will pay you what they owe you, so don't stress too much.

Semper Fi.

Aggie

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I would love to know. I have an attorney and I'm sure if my 90 to 100 bump retro is screwed up they will correct it since more money for me is more money for them. I would love to know the screw up in your retro so I can prevent it from mine, in case I win. Please keep us posted.

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marine0816 I called dfas today they said va messed up I went from 805 to 1005 va reported 905 for 11 months and 100% for 1 month back pay so now I have to call va and see what they say.

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ok so I called them and the man was very nice and took the time to explain the VA math to me and do it for me comes out that all I knew was I went from 80-100 but in all actuality i went from 80-90-100 because of one of the dates on one of my claim items so they were right by me going from 80-90-100 they saved 12-14k but since its right no problem and I did check on the date and it is right also so no since in appealing it.

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i went from 0% to 70% and only received 2 mos retro and effective date is 18 mos prior can anyone help this devildog with where i start my request for recalculation?

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Did they stage the rating?  Sometimes they will look at your medical records and figure that your condition only became compensable after a specific date, so they give 0% for months on end and 70% when the records show that the condition worsened.  You should find this in your award notification.

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On 9/16/2014 at 7:29 PM, roses15534 said:

ok so I called them and the man was very nice and took the time to explain the VA math to me and do it for me comes out that all I knew was I went from 80-100 but in all actuality i went from 80-90-100 because of one of the dates on one of my claim items so they were right by me going from 80-90-100 they saved 12-14k but since its right no problem and I did check on the date and it is right also so no since in appealing it.

In the cover letter for the decision, they typically add a table showing the rate changes and effective dates. However, the VA is not very good at providing an accounting breakdown of how much retro was awarded based on specific date ranges and rating percentages.

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