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Finally heard back that I received my 100% Overall rating and a 100% PTSD rating Following my long appeal process!

My question is this, given the fact that my appeal was on the advanced docket and is an “Expedited” appeal, what happens now and how long(ish) is the process from here on out with retro and so forth? I’ve read a million things but nothing with an expedited appeal status.

Anyone deal with this situation before? My jump is from 50 to 100 over the course of 2 years if that helps some. I only am asking because as happy as I am, I would be much happier to pay some of these bills off!

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we need to know which part of the appeal process?  DRO?  HLR?  BVA?  The first two would be much faster of an implementation.  The BVA took 7 months to apply my grant and I had to fight them to get that done early.  So it really depends.

 

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8 minutes ago, shrekthetank1 said:

we need to know which part of the appeal process?  DRO?  HLR?  BVA?  The first two would be much faster of an implementation.  The BVA took 7 months to apply my grant and I had to fight them to get that done early.  So it really depends.

 

Mine is with the BVA.

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First is it a straight grant? or is there a remand?

ok so here is my advice.  and you can take it for what it is worth.  I would wait for the letter to come in and give a it a two or three weeks and see if it was implemented.  I am hoping this just works out for you as this makes life easy.  This could happen if it is a straight grant with no remand.

Now if there is a remand and a grant (I learned this is the hard way) you need to start shaking the tree.  After 6 months I started to look and say hey why is this not done and then i finally started calling everyone.  Congressman-whitehouse hotline-peggy-VSO.  I would call them once a week.  The congressman is the one which finally panned out for me as they got on someone's ass as within a week of them contacting me it was implemented.  

You can do it anyway you want too, but for me this worked.

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