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So What Does This Mean?

Post by AirLog on Thu 10 May 2018, 10:45

Hi By the Bay,

What does this mean? More approved claims at the initial assessment? Yes to CIA and Supp?

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Confirmation of Entitlement Changes

Post by By the Bay on Thu 10 May 2018, 01:35



I had shared this letter with a few trusted members in this forum that I knew were going through the
Entitlement appeals process. I was very hesitant if I should share and upload this letter for fear of ruffling a few feathers at the VAC office! Screw it....here you go!
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Re: Entitlement

Post by By the Bay on Thu 03 May 2018, 23:18

Newfie wrote:By the Bay.  When I put in a VRAB request, I sent it directly to VRAB in myVAC and was contacted via phone within 2 weeks. I then uploaded my supporting evidence and sent it directly to VRAB

Newfie,

Thank you for sharing that with me! I had a feeling it was taking longer than usual for this process! I should have been more vigilant and contact VRAB sooner! I was gullible to think that my CM was looking after things but she has drop the ball on a few things already! I kick myself for not listening to my gut and request a reassessment myself!
I will follow suit and contact VRAB via My VAC Account!

Thanks again,
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Re: Entitlement

Post by Newfie on Thu 03 May 2018, 19:05

By the Bay. When I put in a VRAB request, I sent it directly to VRAB in myVAC and was contacted via phone within 2 weeks. I then uploaded my supporting evidence and sent it directly to VRAB

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Re: Entitlement

Post by By the Bay on Thu 03 May 2018, 17:29

My CM requested a reassessment of my entitlement in January! I have not yet heard anything! No one from BPA has called me yet....
When I asked my CM for an update, she told me it may take a few months for VRAB to start my request! She said she would "look" into it! That was 3 weeks ago!
However if VRAB are changing their entitlement calculations would explain their BPA lack of communication. I guess we will have to wait and see!
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Re: Entitlement

Post by propat on Wed 02 May 2018, 14:31

wow that's interesting . I have a 10% hearing disability . med docs show no hearing loss until after joining mortar plt then 10% disability all in right ear . then no reduction in hearing after I left mortar plt till release actually till my last hearing test 2-3 years ago and I'm guessing till this very day . got 1/5 th so all I got was a small buyout type check that was next to nothing . did the VRAB thing with a current test a 2-3 years back with a current test where the doc stated percussion damage definitely caused by service and should be granted a minimum of 4/5 ths . the VRAB denial stated they were not ignoring the medical evidence then went right on ahead and ignored it . reason for the denial was that I could not help them. WTF answered every question properly got the test they asked for WTF did they want !!!! anyhow hope this will change things for the better . somehow I doubt it . if not now biggie when I find some time and feel up to the task will have to finish the proses then sue . my suit will also include punitive damages against the board and the board members themselves . someone's got to do it I guess.

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Re: Entitlement

Post by Teager on Tue 01 May 2018, 10:20

Ahh seen. So it's a change to partial entitling claims only.

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Re: Entitlement

Post by bigrex on Tue 01 May 2018, 10:04

Basically what I have heard, is that partial entitlements will automatically get 3/5 or 4/5, the actual numbers are being finalized. But basically you won't have Veterans having their service related disability claims arbitrarily reduced, based solely on personal opinions. I don't think a change like this would require a change to the legislation, just how it's applied, since the fifths system isn't technically being replaced.
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Entitlement

Post by Rubicon on Mon 30 Apr 2018, 23:37

I too have heard this news and have recently been encouraged by VRAB to request an entitlement reassessment of my 2/5ths rather than pursue a tribunal hearing this month (May). Apparently the fifths entitlement determination process is being tossed out and replaced with a better (read fairer) process. I don't as yet know the details on this but have received the paperwork to act upon the reassessment. This will be interesting to follow and potentially beneficial.

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Re: Entitlement

Post by Teager on Mon 30 Apr 2018, 22:12

Do you know in what way they are changing the calculations? I don't see anything being increased unless legistlation is changed. Is the change for all benefits or just DA? I know you probably don't have many answers but if you can share any other details that would help.

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Entitlement

Post by bigrex on Mon 30 Apr 2018, 21:44

I received a message earlier, that VAC is in the process of changing the entitlement calculations, for the betterment of Veterans. Right now this is barely more than a rumour, IMO, but it's strong enough, that BPA are trying to delay upcoming VRAB entitlement hearings, to see if this comes to fruition. I was hesitant about posting this information, at this time, but I thought that everyone with a pending claim, or VRAB hearing, should know that there are possible changes coming in the near future. I don't know if this change would be on a going forward basis only, or if it would affect every partial entitling claim
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