Jump to content
Using an Ad Blocker? Consider adding HadIt.com as an exception. Hadit.com is funded through advertising, ad free memberships, contributions and out of pocket. ×
  • 0

Is a Letter Forthcoming ?????



A member of our local VA group has a claim for  his right knee secondary to his service connected right thigh (rod in femur bone).

He submitted medical records (MRI, X-RAYS, treatment notes) and a well written Nexus connecting the knee issue to his thigh issue.

The claim has gone to the Evidence Gathering, Review, and Decision Phase.

Does this mean they need additional information and a letter is forthcoming?

We searched VA.GOV and ebenefits but it stated no files are requested.

We also called Peggy and they couldn't see a letter requesting additional information, but it did state they are waiting on a secondary action.


All comments are welcome.........

Especially Cruiser.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Answers 3
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Popular Days

Top Posters For This Question

3 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

I realized the mistake when I sent it.

I also read another site and that's Cruisers site.


The veteran will continue therapy and get his orthopedic doctor to fill out a DBQ.

He is playing the anticipation game on the premise they will ask for more treatment notes and a DBQ regarding the effects of the knee issue.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
  • HadIt.com Elder

The status available online is not always perfect. It can bounce around or go back and forth. I sent in a CUE recently and had it go from pending decision back to initial review. I called 1-800 and found the VARO requested medical records from the VAMC and they have 20 business days to turn them around. If you don't get a clear response from Peggy, consider calling again the next day and he'll probably get a different agent. Some appear to me more helpful than others. Might be worth asking what they mean by "secondary action".

If your veteran friend has a VSO, perhaps they might have access to VBMS and can look into the system to see if they can gleam any additional information.

I'm not going to offer my opinion on other sites, but it never hurts to research thoroughly to get varying viewpoints. I really like hadit though, especially the blogs, articles, and the SC calculator. The members really make the site feel like you have someone to help get through the red tape.

It is possible the VA will come back asking for more details. I found it is best to spoon feed the VA exactly what they need.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Ads

  • Ads

  • Ads

  • Our picks

  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Advertisemnt

  • How to get your questions answered...


    All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

    Tips on posting on the forums.

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.
    2. Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.

    Leading to:

    Post clear questions and then give background info on them.


    • A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
      • was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
    • B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
      • I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?

    This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.


    Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.

    This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before they hit the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims and this helps us do that.

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   


  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    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

  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines