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I did some searching on here before asking this question but found different scenarios and outcomes. I recently went from 10% disability to 40%. I had entered all my families information when i received the initial 10%. When i applied for ptsd, i was awarded 30%. When i applied for ptsd, i did not furnish the dependent information because i had already done that. When i was awarded the 40%, i went on ebenefits and saw that i was being paid as single with no dependents. I called my d.a.v. office and was told that i can apply on ebenefits. I went on ebenefits and applied for dependents. Since i had already sent all the dependents info(birth certificates,marriage license,etc), ebenefits did not require me to send them again thank god. anyways, i applied and to my surprise, it showed complete and my award went up to $749. I received a letter with all the explanation as to how i will be paid in regards to my childrens ages. It showed that it will be retroactive to november of 2013. The letter also stated that i should receive payment for my dependents retro in approximately 15 days. The 15 days have come and gone. Is this just protocol for them to put a time frame? Is this one of those times where i wont see payment for months? I received my retro for single and no dependents fairly quickly after i was awarded the 30% ptsd so i was hoping for a quick retro pay on the dependents. Any ideas? Thank you in advance.

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Keep checking your deposits. Your Issue is actually one of the best I have seen. Some folks wait a very long time for the RO to adjudicate dependant pay.

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A Disabled Veteran is a person who served this country and bears the scars of that service regardless of when or where they served.

Treat them with the upmost respect. I do. Rejection is not a sign of failure. Failure is not an option, Medical opinions and evidence wins claims. Trust in others is a virtue but you take the T out of Trust and you are left with Rust so be wise about who you are dealing with.

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Heck I've been waiting for 4 years for my dependency claim to be completed.

Now for some reason, my claim was sent to Washington RO, because LA RO couldn't get it done I guess.

Congrats on your success.

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I was awarded 60% in January 14. I filed a dependency claim immediately upon notification letter on e benefits. Later in May I read on here about doing it again in E benefits which I did. Today I noticed that the May claim had closed but the January claim is still open.

How do I know if my dependency claim has been finished? Or if they got rid of the newer claim and closed it since I had the earlier claim?

I didn't mean to hi jack your thread or anything but showing an example of my situation to add to your thread.

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Joe, the first time you applied in january, did your pay go up consistent with the addition of the dependents? My initial pay was $577 which was single with no dependents. Soon after my application for the addition of my dependents, i noticed that the application was closed and my benefit letter went up to $749 reflecting the addition of my dependents. The only thing i am waiting for is the retro pay.

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