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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading


Submitted a claim for I/U had three C&P exams back in the beginning of September and now waiting (as usual).  Each week the VA keeps requesting more forms from me via VA.GOV and ebenefits , 4192, 4142 and 4142a, medical records from providers dates and addresses.  I submitted all these requesting documents when I submitted the FDC claim (over 100 pages) The VA has all the same documents . VSO even questioned the requests.   Question I have is why request the information that I already submitted and filled out properly and they have copies???  Will they see after I submitted duplicated documents it's  creating a  cluster of papers???  I haven't called Peggy in awhile but they read a script and they cannot answer requests when you call these days. I'm in no hurry as usual and very patient when submitting claims and appeals. 

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USMCNEVERFORGET I would just resubmit everything, and move on. You're dealing with the bureaucratic nightmare we call the VA. Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Stupid? Yes; but why

Thanks I already did the resubmittal.  Moving on as you said.  Some VA claims are on spot then others are a cluster.  Nothing ever is consistent with the VA except you know it's going to go bad at som

Submitted a claim for I/U had three C&P exams back in the beginning of September and now waiting (as usual).  Each week the VA keeps requesting more forms from me via VA.GOV and ebenefits , 4192,

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USMCNEVERFORGET I would just resubmit everything, and move on. You're dealing with the bureaucratic nightmare we call the VA. Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Stupid? Yes; but why fight the impossible. Just reference the new request and provide copies of your previous submittals. Sur it's frustrating; but just do what you gotta do to move the pile. Best of luck.

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The only thing I have to add is:


Send your resubmittals by certified mail, return receipt requested, and keep copies. 

Reason:  "If" the VA can lose your documents once, do you think they can not lose them again?  

I have had to submit documents multiple, multiple times.  

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Today it shows OCT 29th VA received your information. Two weeks later??? Movement is good.  I always use a VSO for all claims so I haven't had any issues with VA getting my records in the past.  Just a duplicate request this time. That's reason for question.  The claim actually moved at warp speed this time as opposed to past claims.  Past claims had C&P exam then within a week or two had a decision.  Had a C&P exam on a Monday once and on Friday had decision.  Fast.  I can say the process has been faster in past 5 years than prior years.  Thanks for responding. I usually check up on a Monday and Friday.  I like surprises.  

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