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Sent an inquiry via email to VA about the status of my I.U claim. Got back an email saying they hve reached a decision and I will get the notification with two weeks.

DOES ANYBODY KNOW IF THIS IS VA speak for approval or denial??

Followed up with a phone call and was told the claim was having to be "authorized" and that could take upto three months.

DOES this response indicate anything in VA speak????


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I think this is a good thing. We just got off the telephone with our regional office and thier comment to us was that the claim determination process is a 3 stage process.

1. records development

2. rating

3. authorization

could be they have made a decision.

I sure hore so for your sake.

Jangrin :rolleyes:

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In the past when the VA told me my claim was with an authorizer it always meant something good.

But in January,2006 - 2 authorizors and the VSM signed off on my claim and the vet rep told me I should hear something very soon.It had gone through the same steps your did.

6 months later they sent me a letter stating it went to the BVA.

I hope this IS a good sign for you as no one can tell me why my claim needed 3 signatures but then was denied.

A vet rep I have known for years said they do not need 3 signatures to authorize denials -he didnt get it either. Then again maybe he really didnt know either.

So I certainly hope this is a very good sign for you.

It should not really take too long after they authorize the approval to get an award letter.

I now believe the magic word is Finance.

If it goes there , that is the best news of all to get.

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All decisions, whether it's a denial or an approval goes through "authorization." Having said that, if your claim involves any retro that exceeds $25,000.00, then it must get a third signature. The signature is usaully done by the Veterans Service Center Manager or their assisant, and things can take some extra time.

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