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Development Letter Not Arrived After 10 Days?


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10 Days ago Ebenefits alerted me that a Development Letter had been sent to me and after my claim had already sitting in the system with no action for the last 6 months. I started the claim over a year ago and had heard very little from VBA?

Anyway, I'm at the 10 day mark and the letter still has not arrived to my mail box yet?...Is this the usual situation for Development Letters being late or should I contact the VBA about still not officially receiving the letter? I believe it's going to tell me that my claim was taken out of the FDC Program because the claim completion date changed in embennefits from 02/15/2015 to 01/15/2017.

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Folks:

As an update, I got a call from the 1800 national number last week and and it was confirmed by the telephone specialist that there is no Developmental Letter in the System for me? Although as an analyst, I studied the VBS Processes and Disability Procedures very closely, nothing in my claim has progressed according to the stated processes? Originally, I watched the VBA FDC Video which outlines what is supposed to happen with my FDC Claim, but very little occurred as adverstised for both the timelines and procedures. I've never seen anything like this before when dealing with the public? Also, it interesting to hear that I may never received one anyway and did not think it was optional? I've had a few things published and have decided to write an article about my experience when it's over. I got a letter a few weeks ago, inviting me to travel to my regional office, to take a look at my VBMS File as I requested earlier. Needless to say, I showed up as agreed but it did not happen. At this point, I'm too frustrated to go into it right now. At one point a representative held up what was supposed to be my entire file? I used to be a FOIA Officer that worked with a lot of files and he was holding up the equivalent of about 300 pages of medical records. However, I turned in about 1,500 pages in two binders and they were not sure that everything got digitised which is why I was there in there first place? I don't want controversy, I just want them to do it right, according to the rules and regulations...

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I just waited from the 8th of Dec and received the letter on 12/24. It showed on ebenefits from the 9th on.

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Prospector:

When did you file your claim..I'm trying to get a sense of the timeline.....?

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Rootbeer 22

I filed the claim 7/2013. Denied 1/2014. I immediately filed an NOD. I had a second C&P 10/2014 followed by a DRO hearing a few days later. Ebenefits showed the paperwork was coming on the 9th of Dec. I received the paperwork 23rd of December. So it was about 2 weeks from the Ebenefit notice until I received the actual letter.

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