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Claim just closed how long to update on ebenefits


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Adkins7B, FYI, my ebenefits was updated as appeal complete. Historical Appeals lists it as closed. No updated SC's. The disabilities I was appealing were IC and GERD. I checked VA.gov and saw thi

That sucks! Sorry they are doing that to you. Mine was at the BVA so the judge granted my 100% TDIU and the RO has to assign the effective date to determine back pay. Dont give up trust me. 21 yrs lat

@adkins7b I was 70% PTSD and 10% Tinnitus. rated in 2013. VA ordered a C&P review done by QTC. It was on 8/16/2018. 8/20 Ebenefits status went to reviewing information 8/21 Pre

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12 hours ago, Johhny_Drama said:

So the day yours closed on ebenefits your rating increase changed too. My appeal closed today and my rating remained the same so I guess my appeal was denied : no increase in rating. 

your mileage may vary.

I don't know what you are claiming so it is hard to be specific, but some status changes are more complex than others, and yesterday the VA had more issues than normal with Ebenefits.

Go to the Historical Claims tab and look at each section listed, see if a new one is showing.

If your claim was expected to bump you to 100% go look at your letters, in particular see if there is a Commissary letter. This only appears if you are 100% and since it does not include any dollar amounts it pops up pretty fast.

Look at the Disabilities section, see if new or changed status appear. Say you had a diagnosis of ptsd and major depression before, and they added BiPolar. It might not be obvious at a glance.

call Peggy they will tell you if anything is left to be decided. aka you have a partial decision and which condition is not completed.

a closed "appeal" (as opposed to an original claim at the RO) may be getting a payment higher than normal retro. I think the level is $25k after which more signatures are needed, which takes more time and involves more databases be queried before Ebenefits will actually update.

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23 hours ago, raidertone said:

I'm in the same boat. Bva appeal granted and closed on 6/12/20. Haven't heard or received anything yet. Good luck with yours. 👍

Still nothing here. No update on ebenefits or a letter. Maybe today will be my lucky day...doubtful though. I figured if ebennies doesnt update today, then come the 1st, it will still be the same then also. How many times can a person check that site a day...HUNDREDS lol. Good luck.

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Once you see the claim in the historical past claims and appeals it usually happens in a day or two if not call the 827 and Or visit your RO if your able to and they can print out what is in their system...

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