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Three weeks ago I sent in new and relevant evidence to the VA to support my claim increase for a single disability via my VSO. I had Dr. notes, a Private dr. filled out DBQ, and VA Dr. notes...  I just received an update on va.gov saying my case closed and to contact my VSO for further details? I have an email sent to my VSO as of a few minutes ago. does that seem a little to fast?

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Hucast21 I understand that we just can offer opinions based on our own personal experiences and what we have learned. But, just as I have learned that MOST VSO's aren't going to be very good, I never

Sounds like it did go in but call the VA and ask if those records are in your file. They should be able to see them.  Buy yourself some cheap insurance from the USPS next time.  Walk down to the

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On 5/8/2020 at 12:16 PM, dodger said:

GBArmy nothing makes me think he wouldn't screw up again. He would not call me, even after I asked him to, only email. He Promised me this time he would send in everything. I think he did actually do his job this time because QTC called me for a C&P exam (which I talked about in a different post) and they did have my civilian Dr. DBQ and notes from my Dr. this time.      

Sounds like it did go in but call the VA and ask if those records are in your file. They should be able to see them. 

Buy yourself some cheap insurance from the USPS next time.  Walk down to the post office, send your documents in yourself, certified mail, return receipt requested. Keep those receipts forever with the copies of your documents.  Never give anyone your originals. Make a note in a file that you sent this on this date and what it was.  Don't bother sending them via your VSO, it will only clutter the file.

Mail to:
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
CLAIMS INTAKE CENTER
PO BOX 4444
JANESVILLE, WI 53547-4444

You may want to put your name, case number, and page # of ##,  on every page.  Makes it harder to lose one in the mix.

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dodger. Too may possibilities to speculate. Not worth it. If you don't hear from your VSO in a reasonable amount od time, put a call into him/her.  Hopefully, they have VBMS so you can maybe get more details.

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So my VSO told me i was going to get a letter from VA saying the following... “We received your medical evidence which discusses the symptoms of your medical condition. Review of your claim file shows you submitted private medical records labeled headache diary received March 17, 2020. These records were available for review but could not be read due to poor quality.” 

I don't know if they are referring to everything or just the diary being poor quality? in any case they closed my claim over an unreadable diary? 6 other medical evidence items like the VA form 20-0995, private Dr. DBQ,  Private Dr. notes,  VA Dr. Notes,  and MRI, should have been way more than enough to show increase in frequency.    

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On 4/8/2020 at 4:46 AM, dodger said:

Three weeks ago I sent in new and relevant evidence to the VA to support my claim increase for a single disability via my VSO. I had Dr. notes, a Private dr. filled out DBQ, and VA Dr. notes...  I just received an update on va.gov saying my case closed and to contact my VSO for further details? I have an email sent to my VSO as of a few minutes ago. does that seem a little to fast?

That’s how my supplemental claim went for TDIU and migraines (not a claim increase like yours). My supplemental claim was opened and closed in five days. I have an IME w/ IMO from a board-certified specialist and was still denied.

Hopefully, your claim increase is successful. 

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