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Hey all,

I have an upcoming BVA hearing in April and I am getting anxious. Despite the strong evidence that I have in my service medical records, VA records, and IME from a board-certified specialist, I feel like I’m still going to be denied service-connection.

How did you all get over this feeling? I am an emotional wreck right now, far worse than I was waiting three years ago. Plus, my attorney is going to request waiving the hearing and submitting a written argument. I have a conference call with my attorney in two weeks to go over the written argument, but yet I am still anxious as heck.

Also, does anyone know if your claim is Advanced on the Docket, does that also apply to grants or remands by the BVA?

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

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If your attorney is present at your hearing, it may not be necessary for you to even show up, but ask your attorney about that.   If you look at the BVA chairmans report, you will see that attorn

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If your attorney is present at your hearing, it may not be necessary for you to even show up, but ask your attorney about that.  

If you look at the BVA chairmans report, you will see that attorney represented Veterans at the BVA only lose about 1 out of 10 times. (10-15 percent, depending upon the year.). 

That means about 90 percent are wins or remands for the VET.  

Yes, if you get a remand its supposed to be given expiditious treatment.  

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