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Pending decision approval?

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My Status for my Claim recently moved from preparation for decision, to Pending decision approval.  Is this a good thing?  Its nice to see the word approval.  

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When you go on the e bennys site and go to work in progress  and where it says 

''preparation for decision ''or  ''pending decision approval'' click on the date to left of that 

''date you filed''

it will take you to the''claims status'' and you can read those &..at the end they will be some question marks  ''?''   hoover you mouse over those question marks at the end of some of the sentences...a little window in pinkish tent will be hi-lighted  and it will give you an explanation of what they mean.

Maybe this will help you out?

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Looks approved, but waiting for finality of some sort?  I guess pending approval is good then?  

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Well  actually its 50/50  They have to be approved for a decision one way or the other,  so we truly don't know what the decision is until we see it (get letter) from our reps first , b/c it could be approved claim or a denied claim   so best not get your hopes up until you have it in writing.

I thought one time I had a approved claim   and it turn out to be denied.

I don't mean to discourage you in anyway   but  it is very depression to say the least when we think we have an approval and it turns out to be denied.

just hang in there and wait until you get it in writing

I wish you the best on your claim and your awarded more than you expected.

Buck

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I have found that on e-bennies you can (sometimes) go to VA letters and see the rating before you get the letter, once it gets to the "pending decision approval". I've seen it. 

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That is correct, Dagmar.  Even tho ebenefits is very unreliable, the VA doesnt like people printing out disability letters until that has actually been awarded.  

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