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We are hand delivering my husband's NOD to VA regional tomorrow. Should we include all IMO's, private medical records and pertinent literature with the NOD or wait until a later date to send it in?

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Kate

I would submit copies of everything with the NOD.

On the NOD I would also list by number, these as enclosures.

I would leave the VARO with a date stamped copy.

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Yep, that's why we are hand delivering; to get a date stamped copy, as advised here. Went to local VSO yesterday to get help with the NOD and generally have them involved in case we need them in future. Left after deciding their help would be a hinderance. This same office really messed up the original claim. The new VSO there is quite good at assuring how wonderful she is in her job but proved otherwise. She was offended we insisted on taking the NOD to hand deliver. Messed up on putting dates in and insisted we did not need to include things that the VA were likely to have. Also said we only had 30 days from the denial to file the NOD and now just needed to ask for an appeal. My husband brought the correct info up online to show her and she conceded. We plan to visit DAV in Cleveland first to see if anything needs tweaked and then take the NOD down the hall to VA regional to get a date stamp. Do we need to do anything besides watch them stamp it, like get a receipt or anything? Also, the NOD will need to go to Louisville since it involves a Camp Lejeune water claim. As long as it is stamped by Cleveland, I assume it doesn't matter if Louisville receives it after the due date of Sept 19. Correct? I imagine it will languish in Cleveland for a while.

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Kate

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Kate7772: Do you need a VSO? You don't need 1 to file your NOD. When I hand delivered my 1st NOD 2010, I just wanted to be sure it was received due to being the 11th month. At that time I hadn't heard from my original filing VSO since 08/2008. Do you need to take all of your "NEW Evidence," I didn't but it's up to you. Everything you turn in at the VA Receptionist will be date stamped as received. Be sure all of your "New Evidence" has your Husbands name and Claim Number on each page. I eventually had a Name and Claim Number stamp made at Staples.

While your at the VARO, check out the different VSO offices. You don't need the VSO to file the NOD but you should consider a VSO DRO Hearing Specialist to consult with and accompany you to the DRO Hearing. These VSO Hearing Specialist are generally much more knowledgeable and experienced due to their "YEARS" on the job, some having been DRO's with the VA before retiring. They won't get your DRO Hearing any faster but can be a valuable information resource.

Are you requesting a DRO Review with Personal Hearing? If so, be sure to reference the "DRO Personal Hearing Request" on all future correspondence with the VA regarding this NOD.

Semper Fi

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