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two questions... how often shud one call va to check on the

status of ones claim, been there since jul all is in their hands...

second....being i am disable ssd, will this have and bearing on

receiving a 100 % from va, what i applied for thru va has

nothing to do with what i draw for from ss, just wondering

tks///bigjim

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I called them once a week. If you are calling Louisville, and Mrs Morris answers the phone, you will get reliable answers for she will go the extra mile to get your information.

Big Jim, SSA/SSD and Va do not offset each other and you can draw both at the same time.

VA is compensation while ssa is retirement and ssd is insurance.

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It is a good idea to check frequently with the VA when you have a claim in process. If the VA hits a roadblock they won't call you. They just let your claim sit there and gather dust. Being pro-active is key. I shaved off months if not years by finding out what was holding up my claims and getting the evidence or paperwork myself and forwarding it to the VA. Can you imagine the VA holding up your claim for months because they say they do not have your DD214 after you have been service connected for 30 years? I was asking for SC for AO DMII and the VA told me on the phone they could not go forward due to not having a copy of my DD214. What BS and sheer, lazy incompetence.

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I called them once a week. If you are calling Louisville, and Mrs Morris answers the phone, you will get reliable answers for she will go the extra mile to get your information.

Big Jim, SSA/SSD and Va do not offset each other and you can draw both at the same time.

VA is compensation while ssa is retirement and ssd is insurance.

just got off the phone with va, and she said ms lewis that my file had not

made it to the rateing board to call back in two months,sheeees,, i will

be dead with prostate cancer waiting on this to happen, oh will,,

sorry bout your luck////bigjim

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ACK!

In looking over my husband's claim I noticed - he filed for benefits in August 1998. (Retired in October)

After the denials and NOD's etc. He appealed August 19, 1999

The appeal was recieved by the Board on April 18, 2000

The VA REMANDED the claim back to the RO January 11, 2001 BECAUSE the RO didn't include his DD214 with the file.

The RO obtained the DD214 and sent the claim back to the BVA September 28, 2001

The BVA decided his claim October 30, 2001

So yeah..it added 10 months to the process.

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It is a good idea to check frequently with the VA when you have a claim in process. If the VA hits a roadblock they won't call you. They just let your claim sit there and gather dust. Being pro-active is key. I shaved off months if not years by finding out what was holding up my claims and getting the evidence or paperwork myself and forwarding it to the VA. Can you imagine the VA holding up your claim for months because they say they do not have your DD214 after you have been service connected for 30 years? I was asking for SC for AO DMII and the VA told me on the phone they could not go forward due to not having a copy of my DD214. What BS and sheer, lazy incompetence.

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BigJim:

Have you asked VA to expedite your claim? Have you given VA a copy of your Social Security Award Letter?

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BigJim:

Have you asked VA to expedite your claim? Have you given VA a copy of your Social Security Award Letter?

didnt know you ask anything of them//// yes they know of my ssd

ths///bigjim

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Big Jim, Who are you using as a Rep. Donnie or Randy Fisher?

the only rep i have and aint talked to him since filing

is homer vanover us army retired

kentucky dept of va affairs//thats all i know//bigjim

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Mr Vanover's people have an office at the regional office in Louisville. Call him and ask him to go find out exactly where the claim is at. Also ask if they need anything else from you. If you help run interference it helps allot.

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BigJim,

You stated, " second....being i am disable ssd, will this have and bearing on

receiving a 100 % from va, what i applied for thru va has

nothing to do with what i draw for from ss, just wondering"

The fact that you are drawing SSD in this case will not help your VA claim because you stated the reason you draw SSD is not for the same condition as your VA claim.

In cases were a service connected disability is a result of SSD then it would support awarding of a VA claim.

In your case the va would consider your SSD only if you were requesting a Pension, based on service during time of war, otherwise it is a mute point.

tks for the info,, my ssd is for open heart bypass, with lungs and kidney problems related to

it, my va claim is reopen for PTSD and prostate cancer ,,tks bigjim

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Mr Vanover's people have an office at the regional office in Louisville. Call him and ask him to go find out exactly where the claim is at. Also ask if they need anything else from you. If you help run interference it helps allot.

i have is card with a email address i think i will send him a short msg this morn

tks///bigjim

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