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Any Granted Remand Going Beyond Six Months


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Hey out there, are there any granted remands going beyond six months to process and get your award?

Just curious why VA is taking so long

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bumping up...

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Still waiting on the second remand which the BVA issued March 2019.  Original claim was submitted March 2013.

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Yes, I had a remand go 3 years...but that is because VARO "implemented" the remand without reading it.  They implemented the first part, then never bothered to read it all, since the bva decision was long.  

However, with a "normal" remand, yes it should happen in less than 6 months.  

A remand "can" mean more development, c and p's, etc.  Those can take longer.  

They have something called a "partial grant" remand.  This is when issue A is granted, and issue B is remanded.  VA was delaying payment on issue A.  There is a fast letter out which prohibits this practice.  However, like other stuff, VA doesnt always follow their own rules.  "If" VA followed all the rules, then there would be no need for the BVA or CAVC..you would just get your benefits right the first time.  We all know that wont happen anytime soon.  

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So mine was going on 8 months for the implementation of the grant portion of the remand.  Had to get my congressman involved to make it get applied.  

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I guess my issue is that my claim for EED was granted and I was also granted an increase on the same claim. I also had my C & P exam last year and can't figure out what is taking VARO so long to implement my new rating.

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You have to stay on em, sometimes.  There was a fast letter stating that VA is "not to withold payments" on a partial grant/partial remand until the remand is complete.  I looked, could not find it.  It may have been taken down.  https://vfwilserviceoffice.com/va-fast-letters

In fact, I couldnt find where VA published its fast letters "except" those pertaining to fiduciaries. 

Berta may have a copy of the fast letter...just because VA no longer publishes the fast letter, does not necessarily mean its been withdrawn.  It probably means that VA wants to keep us in the dark, because they know knowledge is power, and they want us to be weak so they can easily take advantage of us.  

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29 minutes ago, broncovet said:

You have to stay on em, sometimes.  There was a fast letter stating that VA is "not to withold payments" on a partial grant/partial remand until the remand is complete.  I looked, could not find it.  It may have been taken down.  https://vfwilserviceoffice.com/va-fast-letters

In fact, I couldnt find where VA published its fast letters "except" those pertaining to fiduciaries. 

Berta may have a copy of the fast letter...just because VA no longer publishes the fast letter, does not necessarily mean its been withdrawn.  It probably means that VA wants to keep us in the dark, because they know knowledge is power, and they want us to be weak so they can easily take advantage of us.  

This maybe a double/triple post but I know I responded but can't find it.

Bronco, I did find the fast letter and Thanks

I found it here on Hadit.com

fanaticbooks posted it.  It is Fast Letter 10-02

 

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6 minutes ago, pacmanx1 said:

This maybe a double/triple post but I know I responded but can't find it.

Bronco, I did find the fast letter and Thanks

I found it here on Hadit.com

fanaticbooks posted it.  It is Fast Letter 10-02

 

Also I would contact your congressman or woman.  Once I got them on it they had it out in a week

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Thanks, Pete.  Yes, Fanatic books did a great job with fast letters, and my rememberer was not working that well.  My forgeter seems to be working perfectly tho.  

I would send that fast letter to VA..remind them..call the white house if that does not work.  

With RAMP, (aka AMA) there is now a "NWQ" (national Work que), to process applications, but its not working so well with remands.  This is one of the things they need to fix.  

It seems that only one or 2 VARO's processed remand implementaitons, and they were slow.  That may have been fixed, tho, because I got my remand implementation quickly, about 3 weeks after the BVA decision.  

You deserve your money and should get it..and quickly. 

Try the white house hotline, and show them the fast letter which explains they are not supposed to hold up our money with partial grants.  

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