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DRO Review Timeline

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Sorry if this has been addressed before, but I was not able to find an answer anywhere else. 

After collecting dust for 480 days after filing an NOD with a DRO, my appeal has apparently entered a "Review" phase.  According to the VA rep, the electronic system had a new note entered into my file a few weeks back stating that a DRO had begun to review the file. Can anyone offer insight into how long it could take from here to get to a DRO decision? I understand it depends on what else the DRO has going on and how complicated my appeal is, just wanted to see what others' experience has been. 

Appreciate any feedback.

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Six, appreciate the response. You validated the reason I took the NOD approach. Since NOD is time sensitive, decided to pursue that path with CUE as another option if things don't work out.  In the meantime I'll just stand in line with everyone else and try to be patient. 

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i am at 693 days in st pete florida for a iu nod dro.....i was told maybe another year or longer..just my experience here in florida...

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We are sitting with DRO Review Pending since June 2015. Thats 734days. Got ya beat!

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iu nod dro 724 days now in florida st pete....voc rehab saying not feasible,qtc exam saying severe,smc a&a denied,,sha and sah grants denied...all added to iu nod dro claim just sitting waiting....called 1800 peggy, wh new number ,202 number ....nothing....hardship denied also............

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