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I would think they have issues compensation  on what to rate you and what for? do you have more than 1 claim in?  they may wait to adjuicate all your claims?

They say for HLR Claims

125 days

How long does it take VA to make a decision? 4-5 months VA's goal for completing Higher-Level Reviews is an average of 125 days.

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Do you work for the VA?  R.O.? 

if you do have you heard rumors going around that  OIG- VA is  prohibiting 

PTSD Exams done by private Dr's & via telehealth?

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Does VA accept telemental1 exams conducted by private (non-VA) psychologists and psychiatrists?

Many veterans, attorneys, and mental health clinicians have assumed that videoconference interviews with veterans were acceptable, provided the psychologist followed applicable state laws2 and specific requirements outlined in VBA's M21-1 Adjudication Procedures Manual.3

However, a recent VA Office of Inspector General (VAOIG) report indicated that "[t]he use of private provider telehealth examinations for rating purposes is prohibited."4

This conclusion by the VAOIG probably came as a surprise to many stakeholders because public VA guidance on this topic has been—and still is—ambiguous5 and confusing.

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7 minutes ago, Buck52 said:

brokensoldier244th

Do you work for the VA?  R.O.? 

if you do have you heard rumors going around that  OIG- VA is  prohibiting 

PTSD Exams done by private Dr's & via telehealth?

Not to my knowledge. Nothing has changed other than a push for Telehealth due to not having physical access to a lot of facilities. 

 

"The following health care providers can perform initial examinations for PTSD. a board-certified or board "eligible" psychiatrist; a licensed doctorate-level psychologist; a doctorate-level mental health provider under the close supervision of a board-certified or board eligible psychiatrist or licensed doctorate-level psychologist a psychiatry resident under close supervision of a board certified or board eligible psychiatrist or licensed doctorate-level psychologist; or a clinical or counseling psychologist completing a one-year internship or residency (for purposes of a doctorate-level degree) under close supervision of a board-certified or board eligible psychiatrist or licensed doctorate-level psychologist."

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-Correction- Thank you Buck. 

-I asked someone I know-

M21 hasnt been updated yet to include the stuff from the OIG reaport. OIG found about 50% error/improper use of DBQ or improper exams when done by private for PTSD. OIG recommends VA as a whole then not use/allow private C/P exams for those. 

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HLR Closed means:

1.  You need to wait for the envelope, it doesnt mean much. However, if you check the "letters" section, it "may" show whether or not you have been rated or increased.  

2.  If your representative has VBMS access he can tell you more.  This includes an attorney, VSO, or non attorney practioner.  

3.  If you dont have a representative with VBMS access, the first thing I would do is wait 30 days for a letter.  

4.  After 30 days, if you dont have an envelope, I suggest you send an IRIS email asking for claim status OR

    You can call Peggy to check the status.  Or both.  

5.  If you still cant resolve this in 30 days, call the white house hotline.  

     There are at least 2 possibilities:  

a) Your claim has been completed or

b)  Your claim was closed without adjutication.  

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14 hours ago, Cherron5 said:

HLR closed! Under review is compensation issues! Does any one know what that means?

You should be able to see what is happening on ebenefits under disability tab. When it says compensation issue, it typically has something to do with the effective date. For example, my effective date was incorrect (6 months off) and they had to fix it resulting in a large retroactive payment.

Let us know how it goes.

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My HLR and supplemental both have compensation issues listed.  I had 4 issues that I was trying to get service connection and compensation issue was listed 4 times instead of each issue being listed.  

I filed the supplemental on 2/3/2020 and other than my claim showing up on va.gov, it listed "We don't know your status" until the claim was completed on 3/17/2020.  It didn't show any progress at all until the claim was completed.  The only reason I knew it had been completed was because I saw new disabilities listed on eBenefits.  Now, they finally approved my claims but they completely jacked up the effective dates.  They made the effective date the date that I filed the supplemental, which was completely wrong since I had been keeping those claims open since 2010.  It sat at BVA for about 3 years before it was eventually remanded.  I filed another HLR for and earlier effective date and I'm waiting for it to show up on va.gov.  

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You wont know what the effective dates are until you get the envelope.  Ebenefits shows the effective date "December 2019" because that is when we got the last cola.  

To reiterate:  Wait for the envelope.  Thats all Im gonna say about that, I wont speculate on what an unreliable ebnefits says any more.  

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11 minutes ago, broncovet said:

You wont know what the effective dates are until you get the envelope.  Ebenefits shows the effective date "December 2019" because that is when we got the last cola.  

To reiterate:  Wait for the envelope.  Thats all Im gonna say about that, I wont speculate on what an unreliable ebnefits says any more.  

All of my disabilities on eBenefits show the actual effective dates of each disability. Where are you seeing last cola as an effective date?  

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