Jump to content
  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Advertisemnt

  • Trouble Remembering? This helped me.

    I have memory problems and as some of you may know I highly recommend Evernote and have for years. Though I've found that writing helps me remember more. I ran across Tom's videos on youtube, I'm a bit geeky and I also use an IPad so if you take notes on your IPad or you are thinking of going paperless check it out. I'm really happy with it, I use it with a program called Noteshelf 2.

    Click here to purchase your digital journal. HadIt.com receives a commission on each purchase.

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    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 ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    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

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
FLCoyote

RAMP STATUS

Question

I opted into RAMP on 22 May 2018.  To date nothing has been posted in ebenefits or vets.gov.  Almost every other veteran I contacted via blog, etc. said their status had been updated within two weeks of RAMP submission to show their legacy claim closed and RAMP opened.  The only thing I've managed to do is confirm that VA received the RAMP Opt-In on 22 May 2018, and that the Opt-In had not been processed or accepted yet.  My appeal is based on VA having made a mistake in applying existing law and I sent a copy of the CFR(law) with my appeal.  I talked with a former VA rating official (Doctor) that said they have no choice except to approve the appeal.  I did not call it a CUE (Clear Unmistakeable Error, but that's what it really was/is.  Its been 65 days since VA received the RAMP Opt-In and I would just like some indication about whats happening.  I sent in an on-line question and received a generic run around answer that didn't have any real information.  Can anyone advise me on why no status has been posted or how VA might handle an appeal when they clearly screwed up.  Did they send it back to the initial reviewer to rework instead of logging it into RAMP.  My VSO can't find out anything so far.  Thanks to anyone that can help me understand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Patience.  65 days is 5 minutes to Va.  I have waited since 2002 for a successful resolution, and wont likely have a successful resolution until 2019 or later.  

If you wait another 60 days, then you may have something to complain about with Ramp, since many more Vets have opted into RAMP, they probably will take 120 days.  Mine has taken more than 120 months.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
On 7/26/2018 at 10:43 AM, broncovet said:

Patience.  65 days is 5 minutes to Va.  I have waited since 2002 for a successful resolution, and wont likely have a successful resolution until 2019 or later.  

If you wait another 60 days, then you may have something to complain about with Ramp, since many more Vets have opted into RAMP, they probably will take 120 days.  Mine has taken more than 120 months.  

Thanks for reply.  I agree that VA takes it time to process claims.  My question is:  Why no update at all?  As far as I can tell, just about everyone that opted-in to RAMP, got a status update within about two weeks.  From the one answer I did get from a phone call, VA did receive my RAMP on 22 May 2018 and hasn't accepted it into RAMP yet.  They haven't contacted me in any way except to send me two more Opt-in requests.  VA may have referred it back to the initial reviewer since they made an obvious mistake in turning it down.  I would just like to know what stage its in.  You are correct in stating that I'm impatient.  This has actually been going on since 2009, and has been denied twice citing incorrect regulations.  I did not call it a CUE (Clear Unmistakable Evidence) because that throws it into a whole different process for resolution.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

The Rest of the story.  Patience wouldn't have been of any use in this situation.  I finally got in contact with a courteous and knowledgeable person at VA.  His exact comment when he pulled up my claim was "God, what a mess".  Claim was not in or headed for RAMP, there was no reason listed!  No one had touched the file since 2 July 2018, the case notes didn't make since and he couldn't tell who has worked on the claim so he could try to find out what was going on.  In effect, the claim had been ratholed and if I hadn't called, it would have stayed in the "Lie until they Die File".  This explains why I have received three more Opt-In letters from VA since Opting In.  The individual I talked with said he would run things down and get the claim back into the system.  I guess the 125 day clock hasn't started yet?  I'm going to wait one week and if no status or contact from VA, I'm going to call the Whitehouse hotline and file a Congressional request with my Congressman.  During my career I handled several Congressionals and found that they are far more effective than generally thought.  Any input/advice would be much appreciated?

 

FLCoyote 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
10 hours ago, FLCoyote said:

Patience wouldn't have been of any use in this situation.  I finally got in contact with a courteous and knowledgeable person at VA.  His exact comment when he pulled up my claim was "God, what a mess". 

Your persistence is paying off. Good for you for not letting it just lay.

 

10 hours ago, FLCoyote said:

No one had touched the file since 2 July 2018, the case notes didn't make since and he couldn't tell who has worked on the claim so he could try to find out what was going on.

I certainly hope the system is not set up so that someone can work a file and no one knows who did it. That would be ridiculous. 

 

10 hours ago, FLCoyote said:

I'm going to wait one week and if no status or contact from VA, I'm going to call the Whitehouse hotline and file a Congressional request with my Congressman.

I would certainly stay after it. You should be getting some answers pronto or else.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

We seem to be in the same boat. I sent my husbands opt in back in May. The VA can see where the RAMP form was received on May 10. But nothing else has happened I was told give it until June as it takes 30 days to get it entered. Well I waited called back June 13 still nothing so an IRIS was sent to the RO , a month later still nothing no response from the RO or anyone else. I called Monday the lady I spoke with said she was handing it off to her supervisor as she couldn't understand what was going on with it either. May I ask what RO you are with? We are with Nashville.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

  • Ads

  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines