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Calling The Bva Phone Number

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Called today and the person on the other end was the most unprofessional I have ever spoke to.He just hung up.

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LR: Unless something has drastically changed recently, calling the VA Regarding Comp Claims has always been an exercise in futility. Hope you didn't opt to wait on hold for an extended period. A few years back, I chose the call back option. The young guy called right on the button at the exact time specidifed. He was very caring and actualy seemed interested in helping me. We discussed my DRO Hearing concerns, but he couldn't give me any more info regarding a hearing date than I already had.

I actually got a little more info by stopping in at my VSO's office at the VARO. His computer allowed him more access than the VSR at the Regional Hospitalbut not much more. Couldn't pin down Hearing date, only new info was "Diary Dates" had passed. WTF that meant never really clear. I think it just meant somebody at the VA initials your C-file to indicate they looked at it. Couldn't have meant too much, 06/14 Hearing didn't happen for over 4 yrs.

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CALLING VA is not the only "exercise in futility". Writing them is the same. So is talking to your VSO, or visiting the Regional Office.

In fact, just about everything at VA is an exercise in futility...ebenefits is usually wrong, they dont want you to call, write, or contact your VARO in person. IRIS is no better, and neither is contacting your congress critter. The service at VA is at a level on par with the "service" the jews got in Nazi Germany.

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There is still one valid use for the Prize Redemption Hotline. If you don't have an eBennies account, you can call them up to ask what progress has occurred on your claim. Hell, they read it off eBennies word for word anyway. Really. Try it. Pull it up on your computer and then ask Petunia what's up. It will be verbatim. They no longer have access to VACOLS, PIES or CAPRI. Back to the stone age. Well, that's good. It means your Fully Developed Claim is traveling so fast they can't keep track of where it is at any given moment. Or not. The 800 number is for the wildly optimistic among us.

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The only reason the Va moves fast is if they think they can reduce a rating. It will likely be the fastest claim actions you will ever recieve hands down.

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