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RECEIVED A LETTER FROM VA YESTERDAY, SAYING WE ARE STILL PROCESSING YOU

APPLICATION FOR COMPENSATION. WHAT EXACTLY DOES THIS MEAN. I FILLED FOR

PROSTATE CANCER / BIPOLAR PTSD 29 JUL 06//TKS JIM

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It means the VA is still working on it. If you claim is only 3 month old you have a while to wait. They probably are going to schedule a C&P exam. It usually takes about a year to 18 months. If your prostate cancer is AO related it could go faster since their is nothing to prove beyond the fact you were in RVN and that you have prostate cancer. But you know the VA is slow about everything.

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Hang in there its a form letter that they send to everyone. They think it keeps their 800-827-1000 calls down.

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From a book I read (written by a former VA RO) everytime your claim moves or reaches a new level one of those form letters is generated, so take it as a positive thing that your claim is moving

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You know I need to send a VCAA letter to the local RO but the only way I can know for sure that it will get there is to hand carry the damn thing and get a date stamped copy. This is a pain, but in my RO that is the only way to know for sure you are communicating with them. Every shred of evidence has to be hand carried and that means 25 mile one way trip but it is much worse for many and they just cannot make the trip. Certified mail they lose and laugh about.

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You know I need to send a VCAA letter to the local RO but the only way I can know for sure that it will get there is to hand carry the damn thing and get a date stamped copy. This is a pain, but in my RO that is the only way to know for sure you are communicating with them. Every shred of evidence has to be hand carried and that means 25 mile one way trip but it is much worse for many and they just cannot make the trip. Certified mail they lose and laugh about.

Dont you have a VSO? Everything I submit, I submit through the DAV. They do a cover letter, list the pieces of evidence, walk it across the hall and hand it to the VARO. Then they send me a copy of the cover letter for my files...................

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Yes, I have a VSO but I don't trust them since I have to go to the RO anyway to see them. Maybe I will talk to them when I go but they did a sorry job for me last time getting me to sign off on a claim and not telling me the VA would consider that as me signing off on my 1151 claim.

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Yes, I have a VSO but I don't trust them since I have to go to the RO anyway to see them. Maybe I will talk to them when I go but they did a sorry job for me last time getting me to sign off on a claim and not telling me the VA would consider that as me signing off on my 1151 claim.

I hear you there, my DAV VSO is a $%#^&(* and I dont trust em either, but its hard for the VA to dispute getting a piece of evidence when I have a letter from the DAV to the VA listing the evidence with a date on it.................................. :angry: and what I really do is take my crap to the County Veterans Service Office, they take it to the DAV who takes it to the VA...........kinda hard for the VA to say they didnt get it when two agencies know they did

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I got a letter like that in August.

Problem was they have had my claims for over 3 1/2 years. I didnt understand why they acknowledged a new claim.

Then I found out they had re-opened one of my older 1998 claims.

It is odd when the VA itself re-opens a claim for you.I forgot that they sent me a letter in January saying they would do this-

It is either an old CUE or an old PTSD death claimor they are CUEIng themselves on a past decision.

I don't know what it is but I figured--- great-000 then it hit me-

If they grant that claim and that is possible- they figure maybe I would drop my AO claim.

I would take the money but NOD that decision in a heartbeat.

This was the only thing my former vet rep actually understood about my claims-

They could attempt to screw me out of significant Nehmer retro with this re-opened claim.

I say they are dumb but then again-they know the value of claims and certainly would want to award the least amount of retro if they think they can get away with it.

I cannot find out anything about this re-opened claim at all.

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RECEIVED A LETTER FROM VA YESTERDAY, SAYING WE ARE STILL PROCESSING YOU

APPLICATION FOR COMPENSATION. WHAT EXACTLY DOES THIS MEAN. I FILLED FOR

PROSTATE CANCER / BIPOLAR PTSD 29 JUL 06//TKS JIM

thanky you all for the info ..jim

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RECEIVED A LETTER FROM VA YESTERDAY, SAYING WE ARE STILL PROCESSING YOU

APPLICATION FOR COMPENSATION. WHAT EXACTLY DOES THIS MEAN. I FILLED FOR

PROSTATE CANCER / BIPOLAR PTSD 29 JUL 06//TKS JIM

thanky you all for the info ..jim

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