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Effects submitting all claims vs. separate


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Hello,

I am will be filing for my husband 100% temporary disability. I will have the copies of his records of hospitalization to submit at the time I do the claim on line. I need to also submit for other claims fie which I will not have copies of medical records for up to 30 days if not a little more. Would processing the requests separately affect processing times? For the sake of time would it better to submit the other claims to get them started and in the system without the copies of medical records? Thank you.

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If it were me, I'd send in everything I have now, and continue to send the documents as they come in. Make sure you're only submitting copies. Do you have access to ebenefits? You can upload the documents straight to there if you do. This is just my opinion, more experienced people may say otherwise, but that's what I would do.

Good Luck and Semper Fi,

Sgt. Wilky

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VA's current policy is that any claim submit while a claim is pending becomes part of the first claim.  So, like Sgt Wilky says, fire in everything you have now (to include the new claims even if you dont have info for 30 days), so if you are successful you will have a older start date.  They sure as heck wont have anything settled in the next 30 days..

Good luck,

Hamslice

 

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I agree with the above and suggest one more thing.  Save back at least one contemporary record for new evidence, just in case you need it later on. As well as plan on getting an IME/IMO, just in case.  JMO 

As long as the conditions you are filing for are well supported and you have the necessary ingredients for a success full claim you'll be golden.

The one negative that I have noticed though is if you file a cluster of claim or rather cluster of conditions in one claim they tend to deny most of them.  Just relaying my experience with a multi symptom claim.

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