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I am impressed!

I filed a ready to rate claim at the Nashville RO for a R-2 rating on Feb 1, 2021 and was quickly scheduled for a C&P exam.  The RO made a decision and claim was granted in 46 days, start to finish, with retro in the bank.

 

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Glad to hear it, James! 

 

We're not perfect, and I see a lot of cases every day with quicksand problems, I.e. some minor thing that wasn't done that gradually snowballs as it is corrected or missed by others and a day here or a day there too the overall time of the claim.

 

That said, this last week was spent working on lists and lists of claims from a spreadsheet of identified claims that had had their suspense (due by) extended 5 times with no other action in the last several months. With covid it's been common- vets aren't available due to sickness or local virus conditions, examiners and locations-same, archives closed, can't get str it personnel records or stressors-stuff like that. 

So the date gets kicked out about 10 days if it had a pending scheduled appt after I call the vendor and ask what's up, or 30 days if the  claim has been sent for exam but is still waiting for intake or if it's waiting for federal records. I found several that I could move forward to rating because uploaded or requested evidence  had caught up with the claim while waiting that reduced the number of appts needed or eliminated the need completely sure too other evidence. 

 

I dont like that they've been sitting, either, but we've all been working these in between our live cases to try to whittle them down none the less, and being computerized helped with this immensely.

We/I try to do 'better' every day. We've got 27000 other people though, sometimes they aren't all winners but as a whole Va has tried too improve over there last 18 years (for me, 17 as a personal filer, and 1 as a worker). 

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19 hours ago, brokensoldier244th said:

Glad to hear it, James! 

 

We're not perfect, and I see a lot of cases every day with quicksand problems, I.e. some minor thing that wasn't done that gradually snowballs as it is corrected or missed by others and a day here or a day there too the overall time of the claim.

 

That said, this last week was spent working on lists and lists of claims from a spreadsheet of identified claims that had had their suspense (due by) extended 5 times with no other action in the last several months. With covid it's been common- vets aren't available due to sickness or local virus conditions, examiners and locations-same, archives closed, can't get str it personnel records or stressors-stuff like that. 

So the date gets kicked out about 10 days if it had a pending scheduled appt after I call the vendor and ask what's up, or 30 days if the  claim has been sent for exam but is still waiting for intake or if it's waiting for federal records. I found several that I could move forward to rating because uploaded or requested evidence  had caught up with the claim while waiting that reduced the number of appts needed or eliminated the need completely sure too other evidence. 

 

I dont like that they've been sitting, either, but we've all been working these in between our live cases to try to whittle them down none the less, and being computerized helped with this immensely.

We/I try to do 'better' every day. We've got 27000 other people though, sometimes they aren't all winners but as a whole Va has tried too improve over there last 18 years (for me, 17 as a personal filer, and 1 as a worker). 

I appreciate you explaining how the system works where you can. Having some experience with data management systems, I know all too well how they can function and in times like these, can function in a way that just bottlenecks things..making it hard to get things done. Even if others don't feel the same, most of us can relate in some way. Honestly, having dealt with state employees trying to figure out our UI issue out here, I MUCH rather have fellow vets and those who have been thru the claims process handling these things rather than some random civie.

In the words (borrowed words?) of the infamous Joe Dirt: Keep on keepin' on!

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You deserve it Buddy. A Veteran with LTBH (Lucky to be here) syndrome, You should have R2 and now you are finally done. 

 

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