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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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Iris Inquiry

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I know that some of us spend a good deal of time bashing the VA, but I sent an IRIS inquiry up yesterday asking about the status of an appeal that was submitted in April 2005, and whether the new claim I submitted last month would cause any problems with the appeal.

I received a reply back in less than 2 hours notifying me that my appeal was sent to the appeals team on December 4th, and that my new claim would wait until the appeal was finished since my record could only be in one place at a time.

While it has taken a long time for the appeal, the quick reply to the inquiry was certainly a surprise and remarkable.

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I hope the reply was correct----

at least you have hard copy on what they said-

the Iris reply I got over a week ago was so bizarre, (it was fast reply also)that I sent a service complaint to the VBA- what I mean is-if you ask a regular status question -the inquiry goes right to the VARO-

If you send it as a service complaint- it goes to the VBA and then to the VARO- I guess they keep a record of service complaints.

It was so bizarre (what VA said) that I enclosed the inquiry in letter to NVLSP and also to Regional Counsel- it supports my recent FTCA claim but also reveals that the evidence is never making it from the mailroom to the c file. And It shows my vet reps submissions of my evidence never happened either-

Service complaints take about 5 days or more to be re-routed back to the VARO.

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I know what you mean about the service complaints, I have sent a couple of those myself. I do hope that what I told was correct.

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I hate to ask this, but what is an Iris Inquiry? I have seen the term Iris several times, but don't know what it means.

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