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my appeal was certified at the BVA D.C. and sent to to hearing department on september 2014. i have yet to recieve a docet number. any thoughts ???????

I would give a call to the BVA Osbudsman's Office (sp).

Maybe someone can post the number for you as I do not have it handy for now.

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Sit back and relax, it should be decided within the next 6 months to 2 years. I know, bad joke. At least you know ther was some movement 6 mos ago. What does your SVO-Rep say?????

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According to M21-1MR, Part I, Chapter 5, Section F this is the process:

When the RO enters the date of receipt of the VA Form 9 into VACOLS, VACOLS will

  • reserve a slot on the docket based on the date entered, and

  • assign the Docket Number when BVA receives the appeal.

  • The related claims folder will remain at the RO until it is certified as ready for BVA review. Once the claims folder is certified, it will be transferred to BVA immediately, unless the folder must remain at the RO because a BVA Travel Board or videoconference hearing has been scheduled.

  • BVA sends a docket notification letter that

    • notifies the appellant

    • that his/her appeal has been added to BVA’s docket

    • that all appeals will be considered in docket number order

    • what docket number has been assigned to the appeal, and

    • what telephone number to use to obtain general information, and

    • includes two pamphlets providing information about the appeal. You might send IRIS an inquiry.

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