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Appeal certified, now waiting on docket #

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Well, It is finally certified and at the BVA after the RO having it for 2 years.  Now I'm just waiting to get a docket number.  Anybody have any idea how long I'm going to have to wait just to get

a docket number.  I read the post by brocovet that the time line to complete an appeal is about 4.7 years.  So, I still have some years before this one is complete by the BVA.  I just sent off another 

Nod, and just filed another claim and I just know the VA will deny some of my contentions although the evidence is there.  

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My docket number came in within months.  It is the waiting for your claim to appear before a law judge that takes some years.  Even after it is decided by a law judge they can remand your case if they feel that the case was not handled sufficiently.  That adds a couple more years onto your case.

The good news is that my second remand was handled within months using civilian contractors out of a Texas firm.  The examiners were knowledgeable and fair.

If you file a second claim when you are waiting for the BVA and you file a NOD on that claim the two claims are rolled together. 

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