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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Raulrojas88

Ebenifits effective date

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Good morning everyone, 
Let me start by saying thank you all for all your input in keeping this community strong. 
Ok so I have been fighting the fight with va since 2015, originally rated at 20%, I submitted an appeal in dec 2015, than opt in the ramp in June 2018. I received my award of 80% last Thursday and have not received by brown envelope, but when I check ebenifits my effective dates next to my disabilities and the dates are all wack out. Example 1/28/2019, 11/3/18, and 3/4/19. I might be jumping the gun, but has anyone experience something like this. I haven’t received retro pay or anything

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You may have run into an ugly little wrinkle in VA effective dates.  It is the date you filed, unless you file within one year of discharge, and get the date of discharge.  The other date the VA will claim is the date they decided you were experiencing the disability.  This may be the date of your last C&P or the date they made their decision.  It saves some money and cheats the veteran.

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The effective date is the date the claim was filed, provided you appealed in a timely manner.

 

NEVER GIVE UP................

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So I received my letter and long behold the dates are from my recent qtc in January.. but the doctor from qtc stated that in my records it showed the condition was back dated till 2012. But they still gave me the January 2019 date.. how does an effective date appeal date work?

i am going to upload the letters tonight any help is greatly appreciated 

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Some say the effective date is the date of facts found ...but more than likely from my experience and witness   is  99% of the time  they go by the date the claim was first filed.

Unless you have a qualified Dr stating the date of the disability first occurred or facts found...my problem is finding a Dr that will say that.

All my disability's say on ebenefits  ''disability incurred in Vietnam''  but that does not mean for a EED .

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