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Howdy All,

I'm retired and living in the Philippines now. My legal stateside address is in Sioux Falls, SD. Has anyone on here used or interacted with the VA office in the Embassy in Manila, Philippines? I currently have two legacy NODs in the system. I believe they are being reviewed by the Sioux Falls VA Regional Office but not sure. I figure it will be better to leave them alone and not change my legal address to over here yet until they approve or deny them. So just curious at this point.

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This sounds like a not good idea because the VA might schedule you for a C&P at your address of record.  Not likely for an NOD to process but the rating reviewer could make the decision to send you to a C&P after he is done reviewing your claim.  A C&P missed leads to a denial.   I personally would update my record so the VA has your current address and phone number. 

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2 hours ago, vetquest said:

This sounds like a not good idea because the VA might schedule you for a C&P at your address of record.  Not likely for an NOD to process but the rating reviewer could make the decision to send you to a C&P after he is done reviewing your claim.  A C&P missed leads to a denial.   I personally would update my record so the VA has your current address and phone number. 

That sounds logical. The question I would have about that is if the Sioux Falls office is already looking at it would that not stop it? Would they not then send it to the Manila office to actually review and rule on them?

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Under the current AMA cases are farmed out to different offices across the country to be decided.  If you are under the legacy system I cannot say for sure if the Sioux Falls office is deciding your claim, I also have a legacy appeal in process and have no idea where it is being decided.  I would still update my address and phone.  Sorry I cannot be more specific than that. 

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