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7.5 Months Since BVA Grants, Nuttin', Honey!

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Just checking in once again to report the ongoing ABSENCE OF ANY SIGNS of action on my claim;  here's what's apparently STILL happening (or more accurately, NOT happening)... __________________________________"MORE NOTHING"_______________________________________.!  It is now 7.5 months since the ruling.  

BVA granted me TDIU and SMC (s) retro to 2009.  There are two minor remands that have no effect whatsoever on the TDIU and SMC.  As of today, l still am currently at my old rating of 70%.  I did get a BVA Decision Letter back in August, but I'm hearing nothing from the VARO or ARC that are supposed to be promulgating my claim.  Checked with Peggy again last week, I honestly don't know why they employ people to answer those phones and not be of any assistance.  VA could save a lot of cash if they'd simply say "No claims information will be given today, please shut up and go away".  

I've called the White House Hotline once, they transferred me to Peggy, who said that it was "in the final stages".   Well, that was 6 weeks ago.  I hope when I'm in my 'final stages" of life, it won't drag on like this has.  

I'm still not broke, and as far as I know, not in danger of being qualified for any "priority" status, so I'm still grateful for that.  Heck, I'd be afraid to ask them to expedite it, it's already getting "expeditious" handling, isn't it?  LOL  

I know there are some people here who've been waiting even longer, I hope they've finally gotten their new ratings implemented.  OK, end of rant.  All my fellow waiters, let us know what's happening?

 

 

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I emailed that address yesterday to inquire about my claim, as I've not heard anything since the Aug. 7, 2018 BVA decision that granted me TDIU and SMC.  I think the response is encouraging!  I hope this reply means that the two minor remands (SC for migraines and sciatica) are resolved, and that I'll soon be hearing about getting paid at the new level.  It may take a while to get the retro from 2009, but that will be OK, I don't have big plans for spending it.

Good morning Mr.xxxxxx

Thank you for your inquiry. Currently, your ARC-Remand w/ BVA Grant is pending 254 days at Lincoln Regional Office (RO). A rating decision is complete, but, according to VBMS, needs rating board attention. On March 15th, 2019, Appeals Management Office (AMO) transferred ownership to Lincoln RO. I have forwarded your inquiry to Lincoln RO and requested their office respond directly to your inquiry. Thank you for your service. Have a great day.

 

 

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Glad u stay proactive they try the same think with my retro. Send it to appeal management were they just hold claims. Granted or not. An mist time board state it is to be handle by ro

So u sit an wait for arc to send it to ro to handle. Va games smh glad u got movement

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