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So it seems you must use a form to initiate a CUE



I called the 800 number today to ask about the status of my CUE submission. I spoke with Gayle and she told me unless I submit a form the letter I wrote would just sit in my file with no action. She told me to submit a 21-4138 "Statement in Support of Claim" and reference the documents I sent in for the CUE. So she did say the letter I sent was in my file, and confirmed they received it, but she explained that many Vets will send in documents they want in their file, but if you do not submit a form there will be no action. Does that sound right??? I know I looked all over the forum to see if there was a standard form and did not see any suggestions for a particular form. So is this a new procedure, or did I miss where someone posted the Form for submitting a CUE. So I guess I am heading to the regional office tomorrow to submit a form. LOL


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I would suggest you copy and print the above chart I posted from their own VA Manual 21-1 claims adjudications saying in black and white print that no form is required and see what the VSR says about that and also enclose copies of that chart with your written CUE claims.  I may be filing another CUE claim myself in the not to distant future.  Good luck.

If you file your CUE claim in person at the VARO get them to stamped the time and date they received your claim on an extra copy you should have.  They will in all probability then send it on to the intake center but you will have their official stamp of receipt on your copy.

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@ROMAD I could not find a form either, so I submitted the 21-4138, 21-526EZ, HLR form, and a letter all at the same time. I wanted to cover all bases.

Also, I called the WH VA Hotline and asked that the VA assemble a form dedicated to CUE so we veterans would not become victims of VA red tape. When I called the hotline to check, they said it was entered as a recommendation. If we get enough calls into the hotline, the VA might actually do something about it.

In your case, I sure hope they will honor the date of your original letter so you don't lose your place in line.

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@vync I submitted a HLR also a few weeks ago and that caused some confusion as well. I listed all the items I had an issue with under the ISSUES section and they sent me a letter asking about the Decisions associated with each issue I raised. I explained they were not individual Decisions but issues with the actual decision. I was amazed they do not read the form because it was pretty clear with an attachment going into details.

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I agree- the general consensus here a few weeks ago was for veterans to file the CUE on a 21-526 EZ.

I had to file my recent CUEs on specific forms that widows need to use now, pertaining to accrued benefits.



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