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SEALVET-33

'Decision of notice' sent out in mail...

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I see on ebenfits that they had an indication of 'decision letter sent out'' or something like that. If you get a decision of notice sent out to you in the mail about a claim you submitted and you notice there are no funds in your account nor the backpay, does that mean they either just service connected you at 0% and/or they denied you?? I submitted for tinnitus last year and I noticed they closed out some of my claims, but I was never compensated for it. If anyone could share, I would appreciate it. I have been discharged and dealing with depression and being on the streets off and on for over 10 years due to my inservice condition, but still dont understand anything about these claims and the process. 

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2 minutes ago, broncovet said:

If you have an AB8 letter (for tinnitus), then you should be getting backpay for 10 percent.  10 percent is about 140 per month.  So, you could have around 1400 to 2000 backpay coming if they awarded it to you effective last year.  

sorry to ask all of these questions, but what is an AB8 letter...??

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2 minutes ago, SEALVET-33 said:

sorry to ask all of these questions, but what is an AB8 letter...??

is there a way to find if one has an AB8 letter on ebenfits..?

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Go to Manage, Documents and Letters, VA Letters. Its the first option to download. If you are receiving disability benefits you'll have the ability to generate one. 

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The "AB8" letter is in ebenefits.  Many things require a letter from VA.  The Ab8 letter provides the required proof.  As broken soldier explained, you can print out the AB8 letter in ebenefits.  

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In eBenefits, go to disabilities.  Go to the bottom.  If it says  you have NO pending disabilities, go up and see what they did with your current claim.

I first found out under disabilities I was 90%, up from 80%, then I went and printed a new benefit summary letter.

Then three days ago I got my one month retro in my bank.

Yesterday, I got the, "because of a new rating", the life insurance blue flyer sales literature in the mail

I have not received my rating letter yet.

Hopefully on Monday,

Hamslice

 

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cause I screwed up

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