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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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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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Do anyone know how long kit will be to get a decision when your appeal is ready to be rated? I started it in 2016 the same year I got out.  Their has been several suspense date but every time I call my suspense date changes to another 30 days. Does this means its getting closer? its only been two years.

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Unfortunately Kelly we cannot answer that question.  Some claims take months, some take years.  This is why some of us call this the hamster wheel.

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Welcome to Hadit!

It really is difficult to say. Like Vetquest indicates, I personally have had appeals range from two months to two years.

A VA suspense date is much like a reminder for the person working your claim. "Yup, it is still in my inbox. Pushing it out for another 30 days." It is normal for them to get pushed out for another 30 days again and again.

A few years back, the appeals backlog was low, but new claims workload was high. The VA put resources into initial claims to get the average wait times to 125 days or less. However, haste can introduce errors. As a result, the new claims workload dropped and the appeals backlog increased.

 

 

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Hi Kelly, welcome to Hadit!  If there ever is a time for patience the time is now.

But do not worry...it will be done when it is done.

In the meantime, Hadit is the best place for support and knowledge.

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