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How Long Does A Claim Stay In Prep For Decision?


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Hi guys and gals,

My claim has been in Prep for Decision for about 2 months now. I have not had a C&P. Most of the things I claimed have already been documented by VA doctors or are presumptive. Ebennys says my claim will be done between Oct 2014 and March 2015, unless it takes longer (whatever that means).

Anyone care to guess when my claim will actually be done? At this point in the VA backlog can I really trust the timeline they gave me? "Unless it takes longer" leaves the VA a lot of wiggle room....

I looked at the 90 day appointment calendar on ebenny and saw only my regular monthly psych appointment for the future.

Thanks for any insight anyone can throw my way.

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Hi guys and gals,

My claim has been in Prep for Decision for about 2 months now. I have not had a C&P. Most of the things I claimed have already been documented by VA doctors or are presumptive. Ebennys says my claim will be done between Oct 2014 and March 2015, unless it takes longer (whatever that means).

Anyone care to guess when my claim will actually be done? At this point in the VA backlog can I really trust the timeline they gave me? "Unless it takes longer" leaves the VA a lot of wiggle room....

I looked at the 90 day appointment calendar on ebenny and saw only my regular monthly psych appointment for the future.

Thanks for any insight anyone can throw my way.

Welcome,

There are really no timelines to go by, could be a month six months or longer.

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Puppy: The VA Rating Dept and time, an unanswerable question. If you turned in a FDC and it stayed an FDC, I got (1) claim decision in (4) months. I think it all depends on how good your Medical Evidence currently in your C-File is. As long as your Claim stays FDC, your good. However, if for some reason the VA Raters decide more tests or other Medical info is needed, your claim could move into the "Regular Claim" status. At that point, you are probably looking at 12++ months on a Denial/Award Decision.

Hope for the best, PLAN for the Worst! You may be a lock on an Award but start thinking about your next move if Denied. All you have right now is time, use it wisely.

Semper Fi

Gastone

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Thanks, it was kicked out of the FDC because my VSO did not send info on the required form and instead put the info in a word document. I waited six months then Bam, I was knocked from sloth speed FDC program to snail speed Regular claims. I got a new VSO when that happened. It has been 4 mos since then.

For an additional kick in the stomach, the VA sent me a letter that my wages will be attached starting in November. They are charging me for Therapeutic care, whatever that is.

Anyone want to buy a boat? Or a hunting bow? How about some dishes, or my sofa lol!!!!

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If you want to see if you have a C&P exam scheduled you can go onto Ebennies and go to the TAB "View my Status" under there tab "view appointments" when your regular calendar pops up click the blue link above it for "view appointment requests"- when you click on that you will see if the VA has requested any exams for you what dates. If they have it will show as "pending" if not there won't be anything there.

It will look something like this below:

View Appointment Requests | View Scheduled Appointments: Calendar View | List View

Appointment Requests Date Requested by VA Benefits Office Date Completed and Returned to VA Benefits Office Request Status

October 3, 2014 2:10pm October 14, 2014 8:40am

Hope this helps

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