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#1 acesup

 
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 07:47 PM

According to the 800 number, my claim is closed and the letter is in the mail. As I figured, the rep wouldn't give me any clue as to whether or not it was favorable. There was something mentioned that makes me think one or more issues got deferred.

I guess I'll learn something soon, it surely won't be as long as it has been.

#2 Pete53

 
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:06 PM

Got my fingers crossed and hoping for a good rating for you.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 08:03 AM

Good luck. I'm waiting for 2 large claims at the BVA myself that according to the ebenefits site a decision has been made and they are waiting dispatch. Hope the best for you.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 08:46 AM

According to the 800 number, my claim is closed and the letter is in the mail. As I figured, the rep wouldn't give me any clue as to whether or not it was favorable. There was something mentioned that makes me think one or more issues got deferred.

I guess I'll learn something soon, it surely won't be as long as it has been.


aces,
Just for kicks - try my backdoor way.
Call the 800 # and ask what is your current SC'd percentage,
sometimes it works.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 09:50 AM

aces,
Just for kicks - try my backdoor way.
Call the 800 # and ask what is your current SC'd percentage,
sometimes it works.



i do that to.
and also go to e-benefits and gen. a letter, show ing your new percentage.:biggrin:

#6 justrluk

 
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 10:01 AM

I've not seen in the letter generator where I can generate the actual percentage. How do you do this??

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 10:12 AM

I've not seen in the letter generator where I can generate the actual percentage. How do you do this??

It will only be there IF your VARO inputs one there. I have not had one show up, called the 800# about it, and they had me get in touch with the ebenefits website people...... The ebenefits people told me that it is the responsibility of the VARO to input that information. I called the 800# back, told them what the ebenefits people told me, and was asked if I wanted them to mail me out that information... round and round we go!

I can tell you.... though I've been 100% P&T TDIU since 1993, whenever the VAMC or clinic looks at their screens, they only show 90% combined. I've had to show my DOD card to "prove" I'm 100! I want to SEE my ratings on ebenefits, but can't get them to post it. Good luck to you!

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 10:15 AM

Thanks, I'll see if i can request it in person while I'm there next week.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 12:55 PM

I've not seen in the letter generator where I can generate the actual percentage. How do you do this??



If the information have been updated, then the letter generator will show you your percentage. Click on the one as if you need the letter for proof and see what that letter says. It should show you your percentage and effective date.

There is at least tow letters that should show you what you need.:mellow:

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 03:19 PM

I would be happy if they would just move mine out of the "Development" stage after being there for over a year.

Papa



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Posted 17 March 2011 - 03:42 PM

I've not seen in the letter generator where I can generate the actual percentage. How do you do this??


The letter will tell you what your current disability is and the amount. Also today's date will automatically will be generated on the letter. A few Vets were able to see this once there claim read closed, showed them the current updated disability and monthly payment amount.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 04:01 PM

Even ebenefits still leaves alot to be desired : - )

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 10:31 AM

If the information have been updated, then the letter generator will show you your percentage. Click on the one as if you need the letter for proof and see what that letter says. It should show you your percentage and effective date.

There is at least tow letters that should show you what you need.:mellow:


Thanks! I'll try it.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 10:38 AM

Even ebenefits still leaves alot to be desired : - )


I agree. Just being able to see current data re: claims, appeals, etc. would be such a help in reducing anxiety about what to expect and when to expect it. Heck, even the IRS can give you at least a rough estimate of your return. It would be great to at least have an RSS feed available when the status of your claim/appeal changes. So much could be done that's available on other more secure and complex sites. Seems to me they could simply partner with another organization for design, data links, etc. Then again, we wouldn't be the government if we didn't keep everything to ourselves - including innovation. Just my 2₵...

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 12:29 PM

Well one week after getting a notification from the DAV my status on ebenifits has changed to notification. For the last week I only had one letter available in the letter generator and all it tells me is my dates of service

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 02:47 PM

Yes, I did not want to rain on anyone's parade, but my ebenefits has said my claim is "closed" for about 8 months, and I think it is no where near even close, as I just got my claim "Certified" by the BVA, so I am thinking maybe year 2012...I really do not expect anything this year.
Yes, I did hear one person who posted that their ebenenefits said "closed" and then got a decision within a month or so.
Like so, so many other things, RO's are not consistent with ebenefits, as WAC pointed out. One RO has em enter it into ebenefits right away...the others may do it in a few weeks, while others may not bother at all.

While I can certainly appreciate waiting with "baited breath" on the magic envelope...after as many disappointments as I have gone through, I make a conscious effort not to "micromanage" where my claim is at. It is where it is, and the pot will boil when it gets hot enough.

Find something you love to do as an alternative. I know you have things you want to buy...and I am sure you have VERY good reasons why you want (and need!) the money now.

Looking back on it tho...even tho I did NOT get my money in time to prevent foreclosure...and I lost my home waiting on VA benefits, I did manage by the hair of my chinney chin chin to avoid not having a roof over my head. I was homeless but was able to find shelter and not live on the street.

In the bigger scheme of things...five years from now it wont make much difference whether you get it tommorrow,
next week, in six months, or have to appeal again and it takes 4 more years.

Use this time to make improvements to your person. I know I have a long ways to go..but I bet there are some things you would like to get better at, too. You know, like being a better spouse..or parent..or friend..

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 04:00 PM

Yes, I did not want to rain on anyone's parade, but my ebenefits has said my claim is "closed" for about 8 months, and I think it is no where near even close, as I just got my claim "Certified" by the BVA, so I am thinking maybe year 2012...I really do not expect anything this year.
Yes, I did hear one person who posted that their ebenenefits said "closed" and then got a decision within a month or so.
Like so, so many other things, RO's are not consistent with ebenefits, as WAC pointed out. One RO has em enter it into ebenefits right away...the others may do it in a few weeks, while others may not bother at all.

While I can certainly appreciate waiting with "baited breath" on the magic envelope...after as many disappointments as I have gone through, I make a conscious effort not to "micromanage" where my claim is at. It is where it is, and the pot will boil when it gets hot enough.

Find something you love to do as an alternative. I know you have things you want to buy...and I am sure you have VERY good reasons why you want (and need!) the money now.

Looking back on it tho...even tho I did NOT get my money in time to prevent foreclosure...and I lost my home waiting on VA benefits, I did manage by the hair of my chinney chin chin to avoid not having a roof over my head. I was homeless but was able to find shelter and not live on the street.

In the bigger scheme of things...five years from now it wont make much difference whether you get it tommorrow,
next week, in six months, or have to appeal again and it takes 4 more years.

Use this time to make improvements to your person. I know I have a long ways to go..but I bet there are some things you would like to get better at, too. You know, like being a better spouse..or parent..or friend..


That was an outstanding post. Puts things in a different prospective as I keep expecting something to happen. Oh well-I guess I'll go walk the dog-a new hobby to take my mind off this waiting game:rolleyes: