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Back Pay


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Is there anything that I can do to persuade/encourage the VA to pay me my back pay?  I had a claim settled over a year ago and have not received my back pay.  There is currently a Retired Pay Adjustment and Authorization review in the E-benefits dated the same date as the decision.  I know for fact that the "audit" has been returned from DFAS so I can't understand what the hold up is.  The projected completion dates for these two claims is 09/16 - 12/17.  I don't understand what the hold up is.  The VA has already determined that I rate the increase and is paying me for it.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

 

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After winning my case (after an 8 year battle) I too waited several months for my back pay. I got fed up and emailed the Secretary of Veteran Affairs @  robert.a.mcdonald@va.gov and kept the message short, simple, and sweet (don't be a jerk)!

Within 3 weeks I had my back pay.

Semper Fi Brother.

Sgt. Wilky

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Emailing Secretary McDonald got me timely results last year.  Hopefully it will help you as well.  I also had luck with one of my congresswomen.  

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Thanks for the help!  I am happy to report that in less than 2 weeks from contacting the Secretary, my back pay was deposited into my account.  Still waiting on the back pay from the latest increase, but its only been a couple of months.  I will give them a little time.

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