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NOD has been at the Chicago RO with a DRO for 491 days. Was told by IRIS they are averaging 447 days. Just wondering how long everyone else has been waiting.

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Send an e-mail to Allison.Hickey@va.gov or Robert.A.McDonald@va.gov and ask for their assistance. Many on this website have received responses within a short period of time.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks for the advice.

Did a quick search on Hadit and found many success stories resulting from a email to Allison. Just sent her a brief email. I will post what happens.

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You are welcome. Hope you get a timely response.

Good luck.

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Yes I suggest emailing Robert McDonald, I got action in less that one month after emailing him on trying to get a copy of my C-file.

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Received a reply from Allison this morning and a email from Suzanne Nunziata, Director of Chicago RO, shortly thereafter saying she would take a look at my file and reply by the end of the week.

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Recieved this today from Suzanne,

"I wanted to get back to you with an update on your appeal. One of our Decision Review Officers reviewed your appeal and discovered that your Service Treatment Records (STR) were incomplete. We are making additional efforts to obtain your original and complete STR. Additionally, based on the review of the evidence of record, we have asked Iowa City VAMC to provide a medical opinion on the issue of your claimed neck disability (neuritis). Once the STR and the medical opinion are received, your appeal will be reviewed and the next step will be taken. This process could take 60-90 days. If you don't receive any information on your appeal within that timeframe, please feel free to contact me.
Suzanne"

Any idea what they mean by my STR is incomplete?

And can I assume by asking Iowa City to provide a medical opinion I will be going for a visit?

Thanks

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