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More retro=longer decision time?

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Afternoon folks from sunny Palm Beach, it sure doesn't feel Christmas(y) here, but another day in paradise!

 

Got an Email on Ebenefits/va.gov this morning telling me my original decision date for my already SC claim increase has been moved from 12/22/2019 to 03/14/2020.

ALL evidence was submitted, including results from C&P exams, and accepted back on 11/18/2019, as per conversation with VA toll free number.

Two of the increase claims dated back to 11/20/1990, and one increase claim dates back to 03/18/2010. These we all included in this claim dated above.

VA also informed me on Ebenefits that nothing else was needed or required.

 

I've gotten all kinds of opinions on why the delay is taking place; everything from "It's the holidays" to "The VA has cut back on the number of people working on these claims"

 

Got one interesting email this morning here from a seasoned hadit.com member who suggested that "The amount of retro involved is more than likely the reason for delay.."

 

Is there a long drawn-out process that has to happen when paying out retro? More retro=longer decision time?

 

All input welcome.

 

Allan 2-2-0 HUAH!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More retro pay needs more signatures to authorize.

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I will not venture a guess as to what your decision is but brokensoldier244th is right that a large amount of retro takes more time. 

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Yes.  GS7's or even 9's or 11's are not authorized to sign documents where you get 100k plus retro.  They just deny em, and pass em up the line eventually to a judge.  Can you imagine a VA where GS7's dole out 100k retro like it was candy at a picnic??

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Unfortenately you need to just be patient...like everyone above states the larger the amount the more signatures are required. If you think about it, it does makes sense. You don't want one person having the capability to issues $100K checks without checks and balances.

I received some retro (not $100K) but still a nice amount and it took about 2 months to get both checks. 

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It's S.O.P. for the VA. Basically, delay (in your case), deny, and hope the veteran dies. You get door #1. Now, to compound the problem, the VA loses the key to the door, or at least misplaces the key if retro/back-pay is significant. They just can't seem to part with all that taxpayer's money to some broken down veteran. So the delay allows them to hang on a little while longer. Makes 'em feel better. Stupid is what stupid does.

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