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What is the best way to go if you do not want it to take forever to get a rating.  I was looking at the DRO process and thought it was supposed to be the quickest way to go.  After reading this, I see that it's not.  I need the fastest results for someone I am helping who is currently homeless.  Finally got PTSD diagnosis based on MST from VA doc and am in the process of filing a NOD.  Seems like this may be a long route.  Is requesting a relook the best way to go?  Thanks.

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Shortest route to having a fresh set of eyes on the case is to file a NOD and ask for a DRO. On average a DRO will look at the case in less then a year verses the current 3 to 4 year wait for the appeals court. I am in the same identical boat except i am still in the GOE stage still. You can also file for it to be expedited due to indigent circumstances. Its no guarantee but should move it up the list... Also i don't know where you are located at but contact your local VA Hospital Domiciliary and see if they have a bed available they normally take in homeless Vets if they have a open bed. 

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