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In April 23 2020 I submitted a claim for my right knee. May 15th I received a denial letter. I requested a higher level review on June 2nd. On Oct. 20 I received my informal conference call. Today, Oct. 24 on Va.gov I noticed the Higher level review was closed and a new claim opened on Oct. 22 with a submittal date of April 23rd.  
Under the view detail tab of the claim is says 

What you’ve claimed:

right knee strain (please see VBMS note dated 10/22/2020) (Supplemental)

What could this mean for me and my claim? 

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The claim was reopened with the same filing date as your original. So, more development required from va and, presumably, your end Plus, someone is going to get a bag of nasty grams for rating it t

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The claim was reopened with the same filing date as your original. So, more development required from va and, presumably, your end

Plus, someone is going to get a bag of nasty grams for rating it that way the first time. 

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I agree with brokensoldier. The reviewer at HLR  agreed that the denial was incorrect, or at least premature. So it isn't a bad thing and your submittal date still is valid. That said, it isn't in the bag you are going to be granted. You'll get a letter saying they have found an error and it is being worked. Best of luck.

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I dont go "drawing conclusions" based entirely on what ebenefits says.  I wait for the envelope, as I find ebenefits notoriously in accurate and out of date.  My advice is to wait for the envelope and not "second guess" ebenefits. 

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