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On 5/3/2019 at 4:12 PM, 31BHayes said:

It's now May 3 3019. Still pending for notification and past estimated completion date April 29th. If it were negative would o would have heard something right. I'm assuming I have a good chance because I have evidence, however the wait is killing me like everyone else. 

Call the 1-800# ask them to check the status of your claim  let them know what you mention  hereabout the 4/29th2019 completion date,

  but its still fairly early for the completion date   someone maybe on vacation that's doing your claim  give it a little more time  but do call the 1-800 and ask to check on it.

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I know this fight sucks, but remember at the end of the day that back pay is pretty darn good.  Trust me you are moving very fast through the process.   I have been around 6 years now in appeal n

@31BHayes That's Great! I hope you get what you are seeking and the back pay. If you have not read it elsewhere, a lot of veterans get their back pay before their letter even shows up. I wou

@John R sad to say it only indicates stuff we will never know about until we know about it. the completion dates are estimates and really mean the VA does not want to commit to a specific da

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Good to see you back on Hadit my friend.

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On 5/3/2019 at 4:12 PM, 31BHayes said:

It's now May 3 3019. Still pending for notification and past estimated completion date April 29th. If it were negative would o would have heard something right. I'm assuming I have a good chance because I have evidence, however the wait is killing me like everyone else. 

I know this fight sucks, but remember at the end of the day that back pay is pretty darn good.  Trust me you are moving very fast through the process.  

I have been around 6 years now in appeal now, and along the way 2013 I went from 10 to 30% then the next year to 40% and the year after to 60% and another year after to 80% and the beginning of this year to 90% with a partial VA appeal grant.  Now I am waiting on my final 4 issues to come through to see where I land.  My conditions started back in 2004, but I had no resources until someone told me about this process and how it can help.  I missed many years of help, but I am on the right track now!.

Keep your head in the game and don't let anything they send back at you stop you from fighting for everything you need to live your life after the military!

We are all here to help, so please check in often even it seems small.  

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I called my local Veterams Affairs office and they told me that I'm waiting on my cover letter for my claim 05/06/2019 and to expect a decision letter this week. Since they are waiting for this "cover letter" my claim switches to pending for decision and new estimated date 05/24/2019 - 06/18/2019. I know my status will bounce around, this just let's me know my claim is moving.

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