Jump to content

Sponsored Ads

  • Latest Donations

  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims


    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:   


  • 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

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
  • 0

Odd question


My heater man is a vet and asked me where he needs to send his I-9. He deals with Buffalo like I do and does not want DRO review etc.

I am 99% sure he needs to mail it to the Buffalo VARO with proof of mailing and I dont think ebenefits can accept an I-9 appeal on line.

But I feel better checking with you guys. VA makes me even doubt what I think I know sometimes.

I also believe he does Not need to waive further RO consideration formally. I gave him our web site info and he said he would join.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

4 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Berta, I am assuming that he has already filed the required NOD, but wants to skip the DRO appeal process. The following is from the VA website:

APPEAL: Step 3


If you disagree with the Statement of the Case and would like to appeal to the Board of

Veterans’ Appeals, file a Substantive Appeal. At this time, you can also choose whether you want an optional hearing before a Veterans Law Judge.



You have one year from the date of the letter notifying you of the original

decision on your claim or 60 days from the date of the letter accompanying the Statement of the Case, whichever provides you with more time




The Substantive Appeal is filed on VA Form 9, available at






Follow the instruction:


If   you wish to continue your appeal, you must complete and submit the VA Form 9 within 60 days of the mailing of the Statement of the Case, or within one year from the date the VA mailed its decision, whichever is later. Send your VA Form 9 to the local VA office handling your case; the office will file this and all related information in a claims folder, and will eventually forward it to the Board of Veterans Appeals for review.


I would suggest that  he call the local VARO at Buffalo to get the appeal moved forward. Please note the time limit.




Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


  • 0

Thanks-he is still within one year from the date of the decision but does have to move on this fast...that year can pass by quickly.

He has no POA so there will be no 646 hold up.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

To make sure, I sent my I9 to BOTH the VARO and the "Evidence Intake Center", since an I9 isnt "evidence" per se, but I wanted to send it there anyway, just in case VARO "cant find" it.  

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

I know the feeling.....I think I sent my DMII AO I-9 both to my RO and to the BVA years ago..

I called the BVA just to triple check yesterday after I posted the question and of course you guys are correct.

I asked the BVA man however another question- is there still a BVA Ombudsman contact person...and he said NO.

That is unfortunate because the ombudsman years ago  gave me verification after the DMII AO claim was transferred to the BVA,that they had it from the RO, as well as a 'quess-timate' of how long it might take.





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

    • OK so I had pancreatectomy in 2003 due to an impacted goldstone 2/3 of my  Pancreas was removed I am type one diabetes with very large scars continued diarrhea stomach problems Constant back and shoulder pain I recently received a Nexus letter from my  endocrinologist related to my service in the gulf war.  Any suggestions or advice from anyone
    • I would like to meet other Hadit members who live in Michigan.  We have at least two major VA Hospitals (Battle Creek, Ann Arbor).  Or maybe you go to the the John Dingell in Detroit.  

      I like Ann Arbor.  I like the fact that most of the doctors there are also at the UM Hospital.  I don't like how uickly they seem to turn over though.  
        • Like
      • 5 replies
    • Really?
      I am confused.  A few days ago I spoke to a person at a VARO who said if I die from something other than service-connected my husband gets zero, zilch, squat.  Hmmmmmm, it seems the rules change willy-nilly...I have been rated 100% P & T for over 10 years, MS is static, and I am 56 years of age.

      Can a fellow Veteran shed a light on this?

      Thank you.
        • Haha
      • 15 replies
    • Fund raising for HadIt.com
      The site is supported through ads and ad free subscriptions, we are also asking for any support you would like to send our way. You can give a $1 or more it all helps. Keep in mind though that it is NOT tax deductible and we are NOT a non profit. As the site grows so do the costs and ads and subscription do not always keep pace with the costs. Any help is appreciated, but not required.
      • 11 replies
    • Carol Ozanecki- Blue Water vet Advocate called me with this news:


      Also there is a article in Pop Culture she sent to me----mentionig Blue Water vets buy I felt it was too political to post here. You can google it if you want to read it.


      • 10 replies

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines