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When Should I Expect To Receive My Retroactive Pay


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Hi. I just received an increased percentage rate from 40% to 70% w/ spouse 1 child, due to a CUE claim. I am owed retroactive pay from Sep 2011-present. My questions are: What is the average time to receive this back pay & approx how much should I be expecting or how do I figure it out? I received a deposit for $88 from DFAS the other day, & the deposit comment says: RETSPCL. I have no idea what that means & why I'm getting a deposit. I read somewhere that military pay has to do an audit before the VA releases back pay. Could that deposit be something the military owed me from whatever audit they're supposed to be doing? I just received my very first 70% monthly retirement & VA checks this month & those were correct. I just want to know if I'll be waiting years for the back pay now. Thanks, gurus!

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LILS, it typically isn't long unless there's a substantial amount coming.

Sometimes vets receive the money in their account before the award letter arrives.

Hopefully someone more knowledgable on this will arrive.

Congrats on the increase! :smile:

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We got Decision from BVA on 12/18/2014 and still doesn't show up in eBenefits. Was told by BVA attorney it could take up to six months. Sure hope not.

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LILS,

Since your rating is now above 50%, don't forget about filing a claim for retroactive reimbursement of all copays you have made back to the effective date of your increased rating. No copays will be required for any future VA appointments regardless of whether the appointment is for a service connected or non-service connected medical issue.

Congratulations and good luck to you.

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Congrats on your win,

Check your Bank Account every day Buddy!

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Thanks, everyone. georgiapapa, I had no idea about that. Thanks so much! I was trying to find if I get ANY type of new benefits, tax breaks, or whatever with the new increase. Not sure where to look.

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LILS,

Since you are now in priority group one, all of your medications are free and you would also be entitled for reimbursement of any copays you paid for VA medications retroactive to the effective date of your increased rating.

I can not think of any additional benefits at the present time. You may want to check and see if any additional state or local benefits are available to you for your current rating.

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