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What Does "case Review" Mean?


SemperAye

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I filed an FDC Jan 2015 in Winston-Salem NC, shortly after I received a letter that it was converted into a normal claim for some reason. I was surprised by this since I had given them everything they needed, and I just had a C&P for another claim a few months ago that was finalized. The estimated completion date for my new claim was September 2015, all was fine.

7 months later....... for two days out of this week, my claim made it to preparation for decision, but it has since gone back to gathering of evidence. I chatted with Peggy and was told "It shows it is a case review, which means that team needed to look at or correct something." Now the estimated completion date is November 2016 LOL!

I'm guessing that since the preparation for decision phase it when a rater recommends a decision, that if it went back to gathering evidence, maybe the person who signs off on it saw an error or something? What does "case review" mean?

Thanx.

Thank you for your service!

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Update:

After my claim went back to gathering evidence, I noticed C&P's where scheduled. Must have been the higher ups decided C&P's where needed AGAIN lol.

We'll I ended up having my exams a month ago with VES, and Ebennies still says gathering evidence with the request for C&P's as past due (9-27-15). Just yesterday the dates changed again, to "At this time, your Regional Office is unable to provide an estimated completion date for this type of claim," oh great...going on 9 months now for a re-opened FDC claim turned into normal claim. This is out of Winston Salem RO in case anyone was wondering.

I predict that the VA was planning on denying my claim without a C&P when the claim went to preparation for decision, but case review triggered the need for a C&P, and then I surprised them with positive C&P results for increase, then they said "oh sh*t, now we have to actually look into this claim...send it back to gathering evidence!" I would not be surprised to see another 6 months added on top of this claim while the VA does back work on it.

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