Where am I in the process

USMC.JCA

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I'm pissed.. I finally got ahold of my MSC today. She said it is ILLEGAL for her to fax me my proposed ratings and she can't tell me what they are AT ALL. She said she also noticed in the system that the PEB hasn't even acknowledged receiving my VA proposed ratings but she can see that it was sent out on the 3rd. This is BS! With the Holidays coming up, I feel like it's going to be a long time before I get answers. Also, because my command screwed up and waited until the last minute to put my extension request in, I didn't get paid since my EAS was on the 9th. Just to pour salt on the wound.
 

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I'm pissed.. I finally got ahold of my MSC today. She said it is ILLEGAL for her to fax me my proposed ratings and she can't tell me what they are AT ALL. She said she also noticed in the system that the PEB hasn't even acknowledged receiving my VA proposed ratings but she can see that it was sent out on the 3rd. This is BS! With the Holidays coming up, I feel like it's going to be a long time before I get answers. Also, because my command screwed up and waited until the last minute to put my extension request in, I didn't get paid since my EAS was on the 9th. Just to pour salt on the wound.
I wouldn't contact your MSC. Contact the VA directly themselves at the 800 number. State that you are in the IDES process and your proposed ratings seem to have recently been complete. Tell them your PEBLO and MSC are hard to get ahold of and been out of office and they should fax you your proposed ratings. It isn't illegal for them to fax it, just illegal to email it. If one VA rep on the phone doesn't understand, then simply hang up and get another rep on the line. It is possible and you can do this. don't give up.
 

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I've called the 800 VA number countless times too and no one will give them to me. Each time I call they say, "we see we talked to you yesterday and told you.... blah blah blah". So they do keep track. The guy I talked to yesterday said that I had to wait 10 business days and to call back on Monday. I'm just annoyed that I can't seem to get answers that others get fairly easily. I have a family of 5 to support and I need to be prepared for what the future holds. It's infuriating to know that these people are looking at my proposed rating but won't fax it!
 

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I've called the 800 VA number countless times too and no one will give them to me. Each time I call they say, "we see we talked to you yesterday and told you.... blah blah blah". So they do keep track. The guy I talked to yesterday said that I had to wait 10 business days and to call back on Monday. I'm just annoyed that I can't seem to get answers that others get fairly easily. I have a family of 5 to support and I need to be prepared for what the future holds. It's infuriating to know that these people are looking at my proposed rating but won't fax it!
I'm sorry you are having such a hard time:/ I understand the frustration with the IDES process. My claims were complete on 30OCT and the PEB still hasn't acknowledge them either. Just know that the VA has completed your claims and you will be hearing something soon. some people have to wait endless months for the va to complete their case. the board is trying to move faster.
the worse that can happen is a VA Rep telling you no. They cant lower your rating by calling and asking them to be faxed. When you get free time, just call, if no is the answer, then try again. Hang in there, you are almost to the finish line. You will for sure get results before Christmas holiday periods and hopefully out by late January or February. Enjoy the holidays with your family and remember that every day is one day closer to the end of all this.
 

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Thank you @mazzard1. I really do appreciate your effort to help. I am going to try to reign in my anxiety and wait until Monday. It doesn't help that I've already had to tap into my savings because my paycheck got held. I know they will correct it soon, and I'm glad I do have savings to fall back on, but dang! Way to add insult to injury! I wasn't prepared to watch my savings go down already and it just gave me a little bit more anxiety about what my future is looking like.
 

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Thank you @mazzard1. I really do appreciate your effort to help. I am going to try to reign in my anxiety and wait until Monday. It doesn't help that I've already had to tap into my savings because my paycheck got held. I know they will correct it soon, and I'm glad I do have savings to fall back on, but dang! Way to add insult to injury! I wasn't prepared to watch my savings go down already and it just gave me a little bit more anxiety about what my future is looking like.
I'm very confused by your MSC giving you that type of trouble, there really shouldn't be any problem... I'm wondering if you can call the PEB and see what is going on? I know most of us did it to find our fit or unfit, but maybe they can at least tell you how muc longer it'll be before you can sign for everything?
 

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I'm very confused by your MSC giving you that type of trouble, there really shouldn't be any problem... I'm wondering if you can call the PEB and see what is going on? I know most of us did it to find our fit or unfit, but maybe they can at least tell you how muc longer it'll be before you can sign for everything?
I'm confused about it too! I wish there was a way to confirm when the PEB acknowledges that they have received the proposed VA ratings. I thought I would be less frustrated by the time I got to this step in the process, but I think I am more agitated than before!
 

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I'm confused about it too! I wish there was a way to confirm when the PEB acknowledges that they have received the proposed VA ratings. I thought I would be less frustrated by the time I got to this step in the process, but I think I am more agitated than before!
Seriously, I can understand how frustrated you are. When I called the VA they were the ones who told me to ask my MSC, so I can't imagine what they were doing was wrong. I know you're far from your MSC so maybe her concern is that she isn't supposed to tell you the ratings? Still can't see a reason why you be able to have them faxed to you.
 

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I called multiple times to the VA they said they could not Fax me my findings, until the 10 days was up (meaning i receive my award letter in the mail which i know nobody gets) I then called my MSC she said that they send it back to the PEB to expect 2 to 3 Weeks for them to be back in her office. I then called the PEB directly they said they received everything that it would take 1-3 weeks for them do be finished and sent back...I just want to know what they rated my DOD condition at to kind of plan a route back home cross the country, and my lease is up end of december so trying to get out by then but that wont happen now.
 

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I called multiple times to the VA they said they could not Fax me my findings, until the 10 days was up (meaning i receive my award letter in the mail which i know nobody gets) I then called my MSC she said that they send it back to the PEB to expect 2 to 3 Weeks for them to be back in her office. I then called the PEB directly they said they received everything that it would take 1-3 weeks for them do be finished and sent back...I just want to know what they rated my DOD condition at to kind of plan a route back home cross the country, and my lease is up end of december so trying to get out by then but that wont happen now.
So the PEB said they received your findings from the VA? I haven't tried calling the PEB, but my MSC said her system shows that the PEB hasn't acknowledged receiving my findings yet. Maybe I can try calling the PEB to see what they say. My ratings will have been completed at the VA for 2 weeks on Friday, so I will try to hold out on my phone calls until then.

I feel your pain on your lease being up! Mine was up November 1st. Luckily I was able to secure a month to month lease for now.
 

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I’m getting beyond frustrated with how long my claim has been at the VA. Just tried the VA chat and got the basic generic answer of how my claim is still in the developmental phase and the timeline is til 09/2018. This is ridiculous. It’s been there for 29 business days today. I cannot wait until I’m in your guys position of waiting for my ratings back. I only claimed 13 things but my main one isn’t really a set condition so it’s probably a little harder to rate but man this is frustrating. Congrats to everyone else though!
 

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I’m getting beyond frustrated with how long my claim has been at the VA. Just tried the VA chat and got the basic generic answer of how my claim is still in the developmental phase and the timeline is til 09/2018. This is ridiculous. It’s been there for 29 business days today. I cannot wait until I’m in your guys position of waiting for my ratings back. I only claimed 13 things but my main one isn’t really a set condition so it’s probably a little harder to rate but man this is frustrating. Congrats to everyone else though!
I'm sorry, that really must be hard to watch everyone's claims get processed faster. I'm surprised you still haven't moved forward. Hopefully it's not too much longer now.
 

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I'm sorry, that really must be hard to watch everyone's claims get processed faster. I'm surprised you still haven't moved forward. Hopefully it's not too much longer now.
Yeah it definitely sucks and it’s not fun but hopefully they figure it out soon.
 

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I called multiple times to the VA they said they could not Fax me my findings, until the 10 days was up (meaning i receive my award letter in the mail which i know nobody gets) I then called my MSC she said that they send it back to the PEB to expect 2 to 3 Weeks for them to be back in her office. I then called the PEB directly they said they received everything that it would take 1-3 weeks for them do be finished and sent back...I just want to know what they rated my DOD condition at to kind of plan a route back home cross the country, and my lease is up end of december so trying to get out by then but that wont happen now.
are you east coast?