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Claim Closed And Ab8 Letter Says 100%


I retired from the USAF with 24 yrs of service due to back,knee and multiple other issues verses being forced out due to not being able to run. I had a lot of concerns about the VA and then I stumbled on to this website. Although I had not posted very much I have been reviewing all the forums for about 2 years. I filled under the BBD program in July 2014 with an official retirment date of 1 Sept. I have been looking at E Benifits about once a week for the past couple of months to see my status jump back and forth many times then on 8 Feb it jumped to prep for decesion. So I started checking everyday no change until I checked on 15 Feb and to my amazement my claim was closed on 14 Feb 2015. I checked my VA letters and below is what my AB8 letter stated

Dear Mr. Xxxx

This letter certifies that XXXXXXX is receiving service-connected disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The current benefit paid is as follows:

Gross Benefit Amount $3,187.60

Net Amount Paid $0.00

Effective Date December 1, 2014

Combined Evaluation 100 percent

1. I retired on 30 Aug. shouldn't that be my effective date?

2 . Once the VA figures out my back pay from my understanding the net amount will reflect the back pay amount .Am I correct?

I want to thank everyone who contributes to this website It has made this process almost painless for me. I feel a little guilty that mine claims were painless and so many of my Brothers/Sisters in arms are having such a difficult time. I wish you all the best and will keep you updated once I recieve my brown envelope and payment.

Thank you all !!!!!!

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DNET: 100% is good and maybe the VA will get your Retro right. The cherry on this sundae will be a T & P rating, right. Use the VA letter you just received to file for your state Property Tax Exemption, if it applies.

Semper Fi


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Great News Bud, does it say that you are permanent or temporary. Once the audit is complete your retro will be in shortly after. God Bless

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Congratulations. The effective date will be backdated to your discharge date. The December 1, 2014 date is the date of our last COLA increase. Did you also find an AB3 or Commissary Letter under your downloadable VA letters? It will usually show if your rating is permanent and whether or not you will be scheduled for future evaluations.

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The actual effective date will show up in you letter in the mail.

The effective date you see on ebenefits is actually the date of the last costbf living increase. It should be the day after you separate from service.

If you want to know right away what your actual effective date is, you can go n ebenefits and "start a new compensation claim". Just go through the sections and at the "Disability" section it should tell the actual effective date for each issue.

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