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Ebenefits Appeals Update

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So, last Tues. I logged in to ebenefits and saw they had sent me an SOC for my appeal. My appeal then moved to "Your form 9 has been received we are gathering ...to send to BVA". Anyway, I called the 800# where a kind man told me to keep checking ebenefits and wait to go to the DAV as more information on how to proceed should be updated soon.

I checked today and it said "APPEAL CLOSED" in my disabilities it showed no changes and the two issues I am appealing "Not service connected", which it has stated since I filed the claim in 4/2015. 

I decided to check VA.GOV.

It shows my appeal is complete and BOTH issues have been granted. However, they are listed under "stomach hernia and bladder injury"

(Neither of these are listed in E-benefits). It says I will have to wait 1-2 months if there is to be a change in my disability rating...

 

Will this information be in the SOC ebenefits said they were sending earlier in the week?

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Your SOC will tell you where your case stands.  I am not sure what you mean about an appeal unless you have appealed an SOC and there was a DRO review.  Remember that ebenefits and vets.gov can be unreliable.

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31 minutes ago, vetquest said:

Your SOC will tell you where your case stands.  I am not sure what you mean about an appeal unless you have appealed an SOC and there was a DRO review.  Remember that ebenefits and vets.gov can be unreliable.

Yes, I appealed the original SOC that stated I was not service connected. That was back in 2015. My case was transferred from St. Pete VRO in June of this year to Fargo VRO. I spoke with the case manager in August who set up another C&P, which I completed on Nov. 11th. Ebenefits on Tues. said "Appeal Pending - Statement of Case" and another blurb receiving my form 9 and about sending documents to the BVA (I posted about this earlier in the week). 

Thurs. I called Peggy who told me to hang tight for my VA letter and call them again in a week or so if I had not received an update.

When I logged in the ebenefits to see if there was an updated letter I saw "Appeal Complete". No letter or updated SC.

So, I logged into VA.gov, which said

"

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.

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It also says, "Appeal of your December 2015 Claim Decision - Granted"

Now I have to wait to find out what their actual decision is...

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Good luck on that, now that I understand I believe you are in good shape.

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