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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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On my husbands appeal with bva.  He was awarded a 20% increase in diabetes.  And was remanded back for renal disease  and iu.  That was done on May 30th.  Shouldn’t the increase show up in disabilities?  Or shouldn’t at least show as pending disabilities?

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Everyone, all together now:

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No one knows how long it takes VA to do anything, and especially not VA.  The VA is anal about not giving "time frames", they say, because all claims are different.  Contrast this to social security, where your claim has to be completed in 120 days or the fur flies.  

Even the courts support VA's position.  https://www.veteranslawblog.org/writ-of-mandamus/

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On 8/13/2018 at 3:46 PM, adkins7b said:

I cant remember and curious what you guys have noticed lately

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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 Preparation for Decision

8/22 Pending decision approval

8/22 Preparation for Notification

8/24 Completed Notification mailed.

EBenefits as of 6 p.m tonight under my Disabilities shows me 100%

Under the letters it shows me as P&T

right now I am waiting for the packet and or the new payment.

In theory if the VA cut the order for the check today it will actually be in the next months pay. Check requests sent to Treasury by Friday C.O.B. will process and can cut by the next Friday, in this case it would appear with normal monthly compensation.

 

Probably not, but I can hope.

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another note on this and possible indicators on ebenefits.

As noted above I just found out today in Ebenefits that i got a 100% P&T, which of course has made me excited and anxious at the same time since Ebenefits is known to be a bit wonky on many issues.

While bopping around looking for more clues to support what I had already seen, I noticed in the Ebenefits VA letters section I now have a letter to gain access to the commissary.

IT says:

"

This is to certify XXXXX X XXXXX is an honorably discharged veteran of the Navy and is entitled to disability compensation at the 100 percent rate due to service-connected disability(ies).

This total disability is considered permanent. You are not scheduled for future examinations."

While TD/IU recipients can access the commissary their letter would logically seem to be worded differently.

Also I would suspect the other entries would show TD/IU.

I know I have to wait for the packet but this just seems to support that my award is scheduler instead of TD/IU

 

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On 8/24/2018 at 9:39 PM, GeekySquid said:

@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 Preparation for Decision

8/22 Pending decision approval

8/22 Preparation for Notification

8/24 Completed Notification mailed.

EBenefits as of 6 p.m tonight under my Disabilities shows me 100%

Under the letters it shows me as P&T

right now I am waiting for the packet and or the new payment.

In theory if the VA cut the order for the check today it will actually be in the next months pay. Check requests sent to Treasury by Friday C.O.B. will process and can cut by the next Friday, in this case it would appear with normal monthly compensation.

 

Probably not, but I can hope.

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. 

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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 this:

Current Status

The Veterans Benefits Administration granted your appeal

The Veterans Benefits Administration agreed with you and decided to overturn the original decision. If this decision changes your disability rating or eligibility for VA benefits, you should see this change made in 1 to 2 months.

Learn more about the appeals process.
This appeal is now closed
 
The disabilities (two) they granted are: Stomach hernia and Bladder Injury (Not GERD or IC....but maybe their terms best fit the criteria?)
 
Anyway, neither of those two granted conditions are in my disability list on EBENE. Letters aren't updated either. So, while I know they have been granted...I wait for the letter or someone in ebenefits to update the system.
 
Good luck to you! Hope my timeline helps you. 🙂
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19 minutes ago, AFMedic09 said:

nefits 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 this:

woohoo... good for you.  congrats!

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1 hour ago, AFMedic09 said:

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 this:

Current Status

The Veterans Benefits Administration granted your appeal

The Veterans Benefits Administration agreed with you and decided to overturn the original decision. If this decision changes your disability rating or eligibility for VA benefits, you should see this change made in 1 to 2 months.

Learn more about the appeals process.
This appeal is now closed
 
The disabilities (two) they granted are: Stomach hernia and Bladder Injury (Not GERD or IC....but maybe their terms best fit the criteria?)
 
Anyway, neither of those two granted conditions are in my disability list on EBENE. Letters aren't updated either. So, while I know they have been granted...I wait for the letter or someone in ebenefits to update the system.
 
Good luck to you! Hope my timeline helps you. 🙂

Typically, GERD is rated analogous to a hiatal hernia under 38 C.F.R. 4.114 diagnostic code 7346. Ratings under diagnostic code 7346 range from 10 to 60% disabling, and depend on the presence and severity of a variety of symptoms.

Code 7517: Any Injury of the Bladder is rated under this code. 7517 Bladder, injury of:
Rate as voiding dysfunction.

Voiding Dysfunction: All urinary conditions that cannot be rated as urinary frequency or obstructed voiding are rated by this system. If the condition requires the use of a catheter or other urinary assistive appliance to remove urine from the bladder, or if the condition requires the use of absorbent materials (like pads or Depends) that must be changed more than 4 times a day, then it is rated 60%. If it requires absorbent materials that must be changed 2 to 4 times a day, then it is rated 40%. If it requires absorbent materials that must be changed only once a day, then it is rated 20%.

Depending on how the ratings schedulers rate you. If you meet the criteria for the highest rating for both you may be close to a 100% scheduler rating. I went ahead and calculated the highest ratings of 60% for those conditions,if granted + your current SC ratings=94%

All you would need is a 10% rating increase for one of your 0% SC conditions to reach 95% which will round up to 100%.

I do hope they give you the highest ratings. Congrats!!

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12 hours ago, doc25 said:

Typically, GERD is rated analogous to a hiatal hernia under 38 C.F.R. 4.114 diagnostic code 7346. Ratings under diagnostic code 7346 range from 10 to 60% disabling, and depend on the presence and severity of a variety of symptoms.

Code 7517: Any Injury of the Bladder is rated under this code. 7517 Bladder, injury of:
Rate as voiding dysfunction.

Voiding Dysfunction: All urinary conditions that cannot be rated as urinary frequency or obstructed voiding are rated by this system. If the condition requires the use of a catheter or other urinary assistive appliance to remove urine from the bladder, or if the condition requires the use of absorbent materials (like pads or Depends) that must be changed more than 4 times a day, then it is rated 60%. If it requires absorbent materials that must be changed 2 to 4 times a day, then it is rated 40%. If it requires absorbent materials that must be changed only once a day, then it is rated 20%.

Depending on how the ratings schedulers rate you. If you meet the criteria for the highest rating for both you may be close to a 100% scheduler rating. I went ahead and calculated the highest ratings of 60% for those conditions,if granted + your current SC ratings=94%

All you would need is a 10% rating increase for one of your 0% SC conditions to reach 95% which will round up to 100%.

I do hope they give you the highest ratings. Congrats!!

Thank you! As soon as I receive word, I will post an update. I hope they rate me fairly as well, but after dealing with is appeals process...my faith is very low.

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On 12/3/2018 at 9:51 AM, AFMedic09 said:

Thank you! As soon as I receive word, I will post an update. I hope they rate me fairly as well, but after dealing with is appeals process...my faith is very low.

Do you have an update for this?  My appeal just finished after 8 years of waiting.  The packet was mailed out today.  I'm curious how long it took your eBenefits to update?

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On 3/4/2019 at 8:57 AM, Daniel Discher said:

On ebenifits stated preperation for notification now it says i have no claims open. What does this mean

Check your disabilities list and see if your claimed condition was SERVICE-CONNECTED. If it says not service-connected and your disability rating did not increase then it's likely a denied claim. But, you'll have to wait to get the actual letter. Ebenefits isn't always reliable.

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AFMedic 09 Were you diagnosed for GERD while in service, or how did you get S-C? I am interested if anyone has heard of of getting it tied into A-O.

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The higher level Reviewer wrote and told me my buddy letters were clear and competent to establish continuation of service connectedinjury, incidents (events) or diseases that occurred in service after finding several duty to assist errors. After having all buddy letters add the certifying statement s to them as requested and sent in I awaited approval. Case is closed now. However, it closed Thursday, April 9th and mailed out April 10th. Today is Sunday, April 12th. 

 I dont see any changes on ebenefits that reflect 100% rating. Does this mean VA lied and I was denied, after submitting the requested info for approval? I'm awaiting my letter now and watching my bank account for deposit since calling the 800-827-1000 reps say they cant open my letter to tell if an award was granted or rating change. They say nor is their system stating updates since case closed the same day I called on April 9th and case closed. Any answers?

USMCSSGT88 

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22 minutes ago, USMCSSGT88 said:

The higher level Reviewer wrote and told me my buddy letters were clear and competent to establish continuation of service connectedinjury, incidents (events) or diseases that occurred in service after finding several duty to assist errors. After having all buddy letters add the certifying statement s to them as requested and sent in I awaited approval. Case is closed now. However, it closed Thursday, April 9th and mailed out April 10th. Today is Sunday, April 12th. 

 I dont see any changes on ebenefits that reflect 100% rating. Does this mean VA lied and I was denied, after submitting the requested info for approval? I'm awaiting my letter now and watching my bank account for deposit since calling the 800-827-1000 reps say they cant open my letter to tell if an award was granted or rating change. They say nor is their system stating updates since case closed the same day I called on April 9th and case closed. Any answers?

SSGTUSMC88

You just have to wait on your decision letter.

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13 hours ago, USMCSSGT88 said:

The higher level Reviewer wrote and told me my buddy letters were clear and competent to establish continuation of service connectedinjury, incidents (events) or diseases that occurred in service after finding several duty to assist errors. After having all buddy letters add the certifying statement s to them as requested and sent in I awaited approval. Case is closed now. However, it closed Thursday, April 9th and mailed out April 10th. Today is Sunday, April 12th. 

 I dont see any changes on ebenefits that reflect 100% rating. Does this mean VA lied and I was denied, after submitting the requested info for approval? I'm awaiting my letter now and watching my bank account for deposit since calling the 800-827-1000 reps say they cant open my letter to tell if an award was granted or rating change. They say nor is their system stating updates since case closed the same day I called on April 9th and case closed. Any answers?

USMCSSGT88 

Being that it is a HLR and the reviewer stated he found several duty to assist errors, the case was probably closed temporarily and will reopen soon with it saying error in duty to assist. It is how the HLR works. I can say that is exactly how mine went.

Good Luck

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