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700 + days and waiting on NOD

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I have a question on the best path forward for a NOD I filed over 700 days ago.

I filed the NOD in response to several disability claims that were denied for failure to show up for my C&P exams. I never received notification of any exams so, I did not show up. I filed a NOD contesting the above information within the required time-frame.

Ebenifits shows no change in the last 700+ days on my NOD. My calls to the VA's 1800# have yielded no results, they say they have no estimated time-frame for completion, and no updates on the NOD's progression. Just stand by to standby is the response from the VA. NOTE: I did get notification for C&P exams for my disability exams associated with my NOD in JAN2017, I did go to these exams.

So it appears that something is happening with my NOD, but Ebenifits and the VA 1800# show no changes in the last 700+ days. (I just got off the phone with the VA again this morning)

What should I do, stand by, if so for how long? Or should I contact someone, if so who, and what method of communication should I use?

I thank everyone for all of the help you provide to all of us, hopefully, one of these days I can provide assistance to people on this site, so far I am just stumbling around the VA process.

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Greetings

I'm kind of in the same situation. My NOD claim for Diabetes Mellitus Type II and Diabetic Nephropathy has been with the VA since Jun 29, 2015.  My original claim was submitted in 2008 and I was awarded 20 percent. This NOD is for an increase for restricted activities and hospitalization for hypoglycemia and DKA conditions. According to the VA 1-800 number representative I talk to yesterday, no action has been taken yet on my NOD due to the backlog.  Anyway, not too long ago, I was diagnosed with Chronic Stage III Kidney Disease (CKD). Should I submit that CKD claim information now or wait?  If I wait and don't submit the CKD information, will the VA look at my CKD medical condition when they finally review my NOD.  Your inputs will be appreciated.

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Chiefhouse

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Chiefhouse00,  you said you already filed a nod for increase in diabetes and nephropathy.  Why would you file again for ckd?  Am I missing something.?  My husband filed his nod nov 12,  has a docket 1502319.  So you have a wait.  I have sent in every lab with nephropathy, since he was diagnosed with stage 3 diabetic nephropathy.

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On Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 0:34 PM, treysnonna said:

Chiefhouse00,  you said you already filed a nod for increase in diabetes and nephropathy.  Why would you file again for ckd?  Am I missing something.?  My husband filed his nod nov 12,  has a docket 1502319.  So you have a wait.  I have sent in every lab with nephropathy, since he was diagnosed with stage 3 diabetic nephropathy.

Trays Nonna,

How did and when did your husband get a docket number? Just curious because I filed in January 2016, but never got a docket number. Thanks

Victor Ray

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Victor Ray, my husband filed his nod nov of 12.  It stayed at ro around 730 days before it got a docket number. So in total it has been well over 1400 days.  Very frustrating.    Good luck to you.  By the way I keep searching bva decisions and they say they go in numerical docket order,  not all true.  Ck it out bva decisions.

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Victor Ray, we never got the docket number in the mail, we called the 202 D.C. Number and she told us the docket number.  I'm looking for that number, I thought someone posted it in this thread.

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