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I filed for 8 items back in October. I had my last C&P's Jan 21st and VA Received the results on the 25th of Jan. Since its been 30 days, I logged on and checked my status and noticed the "request for decision" option was gone and the wording on one of the requests (under documents filed) changed. Has anyone experienced this? possible decision coming sooner than later? thanks in advance!

 

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It basically says you have nothing else to submit and bypasses the fixed hold periods that are established for sending in new information. I dont know if it speeds it up or not, but it at least feels like it. Ive done it the last few times ive filed. It didnt negatively affect anything, but if you think you will at any point have more information to send it don't do it. 

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My issue is that the option to do that has suddenly disappeared as an option. The option to add files is still there though. I wondered if it was a light at the end of the tunnel... As in we are currently working on your denials haha.

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I clicked it back on Jan 28 for my FDC claimbband now lists a 5103 under documents and says still processing. My estimated completion was Feb.5 and have been in prep for a decision since Dec 18 no movement with one issue on the for SMC. So not sure it means anything more then a wishful thinking 🤔 

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From what I understand it does not speed it up as it would only affect the first 30 days. I gives a feel good feeling to hit that button and to think it speeds it up. 

It could still go back to gathering of info and then back again. So it is anyone’s guess how long. Just check back once a week to see if there is any movement. 

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