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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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How much can they see, how much can they tell me?  I seem to get almost nothing but cryptic information from my VSO.  Are they restricted from telling information to me while the claim is not yet complete?  Or is it possible that she withholds the information having been burned by changes in the past?

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If your VSO is an accredited VSO he can see the whole enchilada if he has access to VBMS.  That is a very important tool when selecting the services of an agent or VSO. Hint. Most Big Service Orgs have only a Few accredited VSO's.  It is always wise to ask this question when you talk to them. Ask do you have access to VBMS to look at my claim on line. If the answer is no, Ask them if one of their reps does have that acess. Most of the Certified Claims agents have access to VBMS. But Claims agents don't usually get on board until you have a decision. It does not have to be a denial. Just one you disagree with.

 

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The VSO says they are a nationally accredited VSO per her profile, so if that is the case are they able to share all that is on the VBMS?  She really doesn't seem to give me any information one way or another.  I always feel like I am a hassle when I call (about once a month) and see if there is anything going on.  I may just not be asking the correct questions when I call.  

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.Not all have access to VMBS. You have to apply for that. Ask if they have access.

 

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2 minutes ago, jbasser said:

.Not all have access to VMBS. You have to apply for that. Ask if they have access.

 

I see, she mentions "checking my claim" so I guess I assumed she did.  I will ask her, any suggestions on what questions to ask?  I put my claim in 9/24.

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