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Is back pay warranted in this case?

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Long story short. I am currently at 30% for PTSD and have an active appeal in the works. It has been over five years and is in the "waiting on hearing date" status. I just went today to the VA to another c&p for an increase of rating for PTSD. 

If I get an increase will I automatically be back paid for the difference of five years or do I have to still finish the appeal? The appeal is for increase originally. 

I hope ole this makes sense. 

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The short answer is we dont know what VA will do.  However, most Vets have to fight VA for service connection, fight em again for disability percentage and fight em again for an earlier effective date.  

However, if awarded, your effective date is supposed to be the later of the "facts found" (the date the doc said you were disabled) . or the date of claim.  There are multiple exceptions, however, to this general rule of effective dates.  

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