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    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 ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    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

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FDC Decisions seem to be taking 4 to 6 mos, Reg A$$ Claims, depending on number of issues and complexity, can take over a year.

What type of claim did you file? How about posting a redacted copy of your C & P DBQ (s?), help us get a grip on your situation.

Semper Fi

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Given that only about 15% of first time claimants are awarded benefits, you need to understand there is a high degree of probability that you will have to appeal.  

Currently, VARO claims take about a year (sometimes a little less), and appeals to the BVA are about 5 years.  

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.  Of course, you can talk to your VSO who may tell you 125 days.   He probably also would have told you Shinseki will elimate Veteran homelessness by 2012, and may sell you ocean front property in Kansas, too.  

With all that said, you could be one of the lucky ones who get benefits in weeks.  Its very rare, tho.  

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6 hours ago, Gastone said:

FDC Decisions seem to be taking 4 to 6 mos, Reg A$$ Claims, depending on number of issues and complexity, can take over a year.

What type of claim did you file? How about posting a redacted copy of your C & P DBQ (s?), help us get a grip on your situation.

Semper Fi

I don't have a copy of my c@p exam. I went on my healthevet but did not see how to access it

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When you go on your MHV, go to BLUE Button. Do you know approximately when your C & P Exam was held, it was at your VMC, right?

1.  If so, click on the "Customized" for your download.

2. Then put in the approximate Dates of your Exam, allowing about 2 weeks after the Exam Date.

3. check the box for Treatment Notes (Clinician Treatment Notes).

4. Don't check any other Boxes, additional info will just get in your way.

5. Hit the Submit Button. If your C & P Exam was held at your VMC since about 01/2013, your C & P DBQ should be in your Treatment Notes.

In the event that you still don't see it, visit your VMC Medical Record Office, they'll hook you up. Ask the window clerk for just the copy of the  C & P DBQ. While your there, ask for your complete VMC Med Record on CD, always helpful for future reference.

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SEEMS LIKE NOW A DAYS..... YOUR TIME STARTS WHEN YOU SUBMIT... THAT BEING SAID,,, 2 MONTHS TILL YOU GET A CP EXAM... AFTER CP EXAM ITS 3 WEEKS TILL THEY VA GET RESULTS AND WRITE UP A STUPID LETTER... GRANTING SMALL OR DENIAL. SO AFTER CP ID SAY ITS ABOUT 6 WEEKS. IVE HAD MINE WITHIN 2 WEEKS AFTER CP EXAM.

ANYWAY,,, KEEP FIGHTING... YOUR FIRST STEP HAPPEND BE PROUD!!!! YOU SHOULD HEAR A RESPONSE IN FEBRUARY OR NO REASON TO BE LATER THAN EARLY MARCH.... DO NOT FORGET TO APPEAL. 

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