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I submitted paperwork to VA to notify of dependent - and at same filed appeal on claim decision from previous year.  I called VA a week ago and was that they only process one claim at a time, and since I filed TDUI and an on the original claim decision (decision received in 2017), I needed to wait to receive response until the TDUI was processed expected in Feb/Mar 2019.  Is that true?  Why wouldn't dependent issue just be processed separately - it was sent to VA in July 2018.


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No, its not true.  I currently have an appeal pending at the CAVC, another appeal in Ramp.  Its just not true that VA can only process one at a time.  It used to be, because there was only one paper file.  Now, they can be done electronically, especially with dependents.  Allison Hickey, about 4 years ago, was upset it was taking VA forever to process dependent claims.  There is no decision necessary..you either have a dependent or you dont.  

Some Vets have gotten dependent claims in the Hickey era done if just a few days.  Of course, the VA bureacracy dies hard, and there are many who want us to wait forever on everthing.    I suggest you call someone else, or send an IRIS inquiry or contact the white house hotline.  

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I filed multiple CUE claims fairly recently-on three separate issues -sent separately , that were awarded in one award letter.


Per VA they have all gone to the same person at my VARO.(I hope they can read)

When I became a claimant in 1995, I became claimant on my dead husband's two separate claims issues when he died. (higher PTSD rating and 1151 claim.)

When Nehmer Phila RO got my AO IHD death claim, I asked them to adjudicate 2 CUES I had filed -one in 2003- and one in 2004- stating not only are these claims still at my VARO -Buffalo, but they are both contingent on a proper AO IHD award.

Filed 2003-and 2004 , awarded 2012 by Nehmr Phila VARO.

They were set for BVA transfer but I dont think my RO wanted the VA to even see them.

A twelve year old could have awarded them. They were perfect.

My RO sent me some meaningless rhetoric as I had asked for reconsideration-which added time to the claims but they had told me the CUEs were with a "specialist"- (I think they meant the guy who refills their paper cup dispenser at the RO water cooler .)

I should have whipped out 38 CFR 4.6 on them.Still I was patient , (and in college at the time- too much to deal with) because I knew Nehmer RO would have to grant them.

Actually I can't wait to get some BS from them again, and their decision will go to the OAWB and the (Secretary  and POTUS) and maybe I can join a complaint a former member here filed with the IG against this VARO.) The college above  I went to- was the American Military University-first civilian graduate and  with Honors.

I learned how to FIGHT! And the VA paid for it under Chapter 35.😀😄😀

Next to Evidence, the most important weapon we have , is their own regulations.And we can use those regulations against them- as they try to do to us.







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