Jump to content
  • 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

  • VA Watchdog

  • 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

  • 0

How long after DRO hearing


I filed a claim for SC of a fractured hip that I incurred while I was in basic training in 2003. I got out in 2006 and have always had pain but have been ignorant to the process the majority of the time I was out. In 2011, I went to an ortho for pain in that same hip. The ortho said I have post traumatic arthritis, most likely form the fracture, and he recommended me filing a claim. I filed a claim in 2012 and submitted all the documents from my private physician and my STRs, both discuss the hip. I was initially shot down because my private physician gave me poor documentation. I filed an NOD and finally saw a DRO in June of 2016, with new, more in depth documentation including x rays and MRIs. I still haven't heard anything and am unsure what to expect next. Benefits really doesn't let me see any updates on the status of the appeal. Any suggestions? The DRO seemed surprised when she saw that there was post traumatic arthritis and said she would definitely look into it. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance. 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

3 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Depending on how complicated your appeal was, not uncommon for DRO Award Decision to take 10 to 14+ months. Easy Awards and or Denials should take a shorter time.

Just be sure your Direct Deposit Bank/CU account is set up to Real-time Txt & email you regarding all financial Transactions. As of late, E-Ben actually had Award updates a couple weeks before the Retro hit. Award Letter can take a couple months after the Retro Deposit, to arrive.

Sounds like you did the DRO Hearing, Official version, Sworn in Recorded & Transcribed. Did the DRO ask you any leading questions, after you or your Rep started presenting your case. Did you come away with an inkling as to how the DRO was going to Decide? Did you sign off right away, regarding not wanting to submit any  further New & Material Evidence, thus waiving the 60 Day wait to expire.

Semper Fi

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

I had a feeling she was concerned with why the C and P examiner didn't order more tests. She kind of said something like "It says arthritis!?" in an alarming voice. She told me that she had to review the new documents and would make a decision. She made it clear that her decision COULD be to award some kind of rating, but that she could also ask for more exams. She did keep kind of going back to making a decision and giving a rating, but would quickly follow up with sending me for more exams. I didn't see her as a friend or anything but it did seem like she was concerned. Or maybe that's just me being hopeful.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

We experience wait times of at least 6 months and sometimes up to 12 months, depending on if development is needed. Remember it takes 3 months alone for the transcript to be made. 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Our picks

    • Type 1 Diabetes recent onset!
      I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in September 2017 OUT OF NOWHERE.

      i am a Navy Reservist and deployed in later 2009 to mid 2010 and again later 2014 to mid 2015; had a 2 year recall between those deployments.  

      Only healthcare received since commissioning in 2008 was from the Navy and no issues EVER.

      insulin dependent and have dietary restrictions and in a non deployable status.

      VA denied initial claim due to Type 1 not showing on active duty and now appealing.

      Anyone with successful experience getting a rating with my circumstances?  I live in Upstate New York.
      • 9 replies
    • Agent Orange Kadena Afb Okinawa
      I am looking for anyone who was on Kadena AFB, Okinawa or .Chanute AFB, IL. My dad was there from Oct. 68-April 70. He has ichemic heart disease, diabetes which has resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee and peripheral neuropathy. We were denied in 2002 AMVETS filed a claim on his behalf for heart condition, diabetes and back problems. I refiled in December 2011 and have just received the claim statements and medical release forms. I am familiar with filling out this paper work because my husband is a combat veteran of Iraqi Freedom. I have been reading articles from the Japan times and I am a member of the Agent Orange Okinawa facebook page. Another thing that helps make my dad's case is that he was on Chanute AFB, IL and it is on the EPA Superfund list and has PCBs/Pesticides and Dioxins/Furans listed as ground and water contaminants. I welcome any advice, tips or articles that I may have missed in my own research.
        • Like
      • 15 replies
    • CBO Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2019 to 2028 Published Dec 2018
      CBO Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2019 to 2028 - This CBO Report has been making the news. This post includes parts relevant to veterans. Nothing has been decided as of yet and some seem very unlikely but you never know. Forewarned is Forearmed.


      • 10 replies
    • 2019 Veterans Benefits
      State Benefits, Space A and More ... https://www.hadit.com/2019-changes-to-veterans-benefits-state-and-federal/
      • 2 replies
    • Appeal granted and closed.
      My appeal was granted and closed on November 9.  I got an unofficial notification from the DAV on November 15 stating "appeal granted with an evaluation of 30%" which is great!  My question is this:  How long until I get the official notification from the va? Nothing on ebennies has updated since the appeal closed. Appeal is now in historical and just says complete and at originating va office. I understand no one knows va timelines to a tee but a general timeline would be great.  Thank you all! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!


      Edit:  This was my first time appealing and it was a VBA grant. 
        • Like
      • 6 replies
  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines