Jump to content
  • Latest Donations

  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

Sponsored Ads

  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • 0
Wayne TX

RO Hearing question

Question

I sent in my NOD application asking for a DRO HEARING but attached no new evidence (have plenty). My question is will RO ask me to send in my new evidence at some time prior to my actual scheduled-to-be DRO HEARING?  I have read you should send new evidence immediately, then some say wait and show it to them in person.  Do I even have either of these options, or not?  Hope someone can offer their experiences ........(1) sent new evidence with NOD form.....and (2) anyone who waited till the Hearing to provide all new evidence.

Wayne    

Edited by Wayne TX

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Provided at hearing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ad

  • 0

Hey Wayne,

I'd send all you have in...and take all copies with you to the DRO Hearing, in case the DRO don't have it ? or all of it?

 if the DRO has it then no harm done  but  it don't hurt to make sure he gets all your evidence.....this way your prepared. 

jmo

...........Buck

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

You do what your comfortable with. It's your Claim, your Decision and probably your continued Denial.

Why would you want to send in, "Compelling New & Material Evidence," that might and should or could "Trigger the VA Automatic Review of your Denial." This "New Evidence Review" is performed by a VA Sr Rater or actual DRO, giving "Deference" to the original Raters Denial Decision.

You just NOD'd your Denial, requesting the DRO Hearing, right? My DRO Hearing took 4.25 yrs to be held 06/29/2014. Your probably, nobody really knows, looking at anywhere from 2 to 4 yrs for your DRO Hearing. Why take a chance on getting an Award Sooner by getting your N & M Evidence in yesterday?

To recap, sit on your "N & M Ev" and wait for the Hearing to present it, or be proactive and possibly get an Award a year or so early. At the very least, you'll be absolutely positive the VA has your "Compelling" N & M Evidence, is in their Hot Hands.

You wouldn't be the 1st Vet to get a DRO Review Denial because of Failure to Supply N & M Ev, when all the while he thought he was waiting on a DRO Hearing, that he was certain that his VSO  requested.

Screw up's happen all the time at the VA. Better safe than Sorry, RIGHT. Get the Evidence in NOW. You can take a copy with you , to the Actual DRO Hearing.

Semper Fi

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Wayne TX, I agree with Buck and Gastone, if you don't send in that N&M evidence asap, its possible you wont even get a hearing, be sure to keep copies and bring the copies, as well as any new treatment recs for the conditions being claimed to the hearing as well. Best of Luck to you

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

I have an additional question......I have several NOD's in play (4)......one is for a disability increase that was low balled.  This is a slam dunk as it meets the full criteria required to be increased from 10 to 30%.  The others (3) I am getting additional IME/IMO done to submit as N&M to show that service connection is secondary to existing SC disability.  My question......can I go ahead right now and ask that the NOD for an increase be done sooner or independent of the other 3, and then I send in the other 3 when the IME/IMO is done.  That is the reason I did not send anything to RO initially because I knew I would have still need a little time to get another IMO done and submitted but still well before any DRO Hearing.  I hope I have made sense, and if so, just wondering if DRO can address one NOD any sooner than the others if requested.  All 4 NOD's were all submitted at the same time a month ago just on the Form.  Thanks for all your answers to date, and I hope to get more feedback on the Q just asked.

BTW.....Flores97......got a Q for you......why would I not get a DRO Hearing, which has already been acknowledged I requested a Hearing, whether I sent new evidence now or waited until the Hearing. Just curious why you say I might not even get a Hearing.  Thanks.

WayneTX

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Ads

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • How to download the podcasts to listen later
      How to download the podcasts to listen later
      • 0 replies
    • SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: Ad Free Subscriptions to the Forum available
      Ad free subscriptions are available for the forum. Subscriptions give you the forums ad free and help support the forum and site. Monthly $5 Annually $50 https://community.hadit.com/subscriptions/

      Every bit helps - Thank you.

       
      • 0 replies
    • Choosing a VA Disability Attorney Means Learning What Questions to Ask
      Choosing a VA Disability Attorney Means Learning What Questions to Ask. Chris Attig - Veterans Law Blog 

      <br style="color:#000000; text-align:start">How to Hire an Attorney For Your VA Claim or Appeal Free Guidebook available on the Veterans Law Blog

      I got an email the other day from a Veteran.  It had 2 or 3 sentences about his claim, and then closed at the end: “Please call me. So-and-so told me you were the best and I want your help.”

      While I appreciate the compliments, I shudder a little at emails like this.  For 2 reasons.

      First, I get a lot of emails like this.  And while I diligently represent my clients – I often tell them we will pursue their claim until we have no more appeals or until we win – I am most assuredly not the best.

      There are a LOT of damn good VA Disability attorneys out there.  (Most, if not all, of the best are members of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates…read about one of them, here)

      Second, I don’t want Veterans to choose their attorney based on who their friend thought was the best.  I want Veterans to choose the VA Disability attorney who is BEST for their case.

      In some situations, that may be the Attig Law Firm.

      But it may also be be Hill and Ponton, or Chisholm-Kilpatrick, or Bergman Moore.  Or any one of the dozens of other attorneys who have made the representation of Veterans their professional life’s work.

      There are hundreds of attorneys that are out there representing Veterans, and I’m here to tell you that who is best for your friend’s case may not be the best for your case.

      How do you Find the Best VA Disability Attorney for your Claim?

      First, you have to answer the question: do you NEED an attorney?

      Some of you don’t...
      • 1 reply
    • VA Emergency Medical Care
      VA Emergency Medical Care
      • 3 replies
    • Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act
      Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act
      • 1 reply
×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines