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Dependency claim initiated by VA while compensation claim active/in progress


Good afternoon All and Thank you all for your service!

I do not have any awards as of yet but for those who do how common is it for the VA to initiate/open a dependency claim while your compensation claim is still active? I submitted a FDC on 1/17/2017 and it included the 21-686c for Status of Dependents. Is this a good sign for potential service connection award for those familiar or working at VA?

I was in the USAF Reserves and have been out since May 2012.

There was a suspense date for the dependency claim of 5/2/17, asking for a "rating" (assuming associated with my compensation claim), however my compensation claim is still in the Prep for Decision phase in Ebennies.

Curious to know if this is a good sign that the VA initiated this dependency claim about 90 days into my compensation claim.



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