VA claim open and closed at the same time?

cefed185

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This forum has been a wealth of information for me, and is definitely a resource that I will be recommending to anyone else going through the IDES process. Thanks to everyone for posting such great questions and answers.

I've been trying to avoid obsessing over the VA status, but I noticed something that confused me. The VA sent me an email this afternoon stating that my direct deposit info had been updated. I logged on to check out the direct deposit stuff(found out that all of that info is over on eBennies), and decided to take a peak to my claim while I was at it. The site currently has the claim showing Closed, but the same claim is still in Evidence Gathering. Has anyone else seen something like this, or is it just the site being quirky as usual?

General timeline: (I don't have the full timeline in front of me, so the dates are best guesses. I'll post an update when I get the accurate timeline)
Sep 18 IRILO notification
Oct 18 Commander's Impact Statement signed
Nov 18 PEBLO brief
Dec 18 MSC brief, VA C&P scheduled
Jan 19 VA C&P appointments
At some point between January and April my MEB concluded, I signed my 618, and my package was sent to AFPC but kicked back for errors.
3 May 19 AFPC accepts package
13 May 19 Email from the VA and change in status
 

Tech

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
This is what happens.....when you initially filed your claim for the first time that date shows on VA.gov with all your claims, however, when you complete your C&P exams, NARSUM and IPEB, you will notice that a few claims were either added or dropped at the discretion of your examiner based on your exams and/or medical records. When PEB sends your new claims to VA, a new date for that new claim will be created. Usually, when the VA is done rating your new claims, that's the one that closes and your first initial claims will still be open either on review or gathering of evidence (because those claims were not rated due to the facts that either some claims were added or removed in your new claim). I hope this makes sense.

Bottom line: Don't worry about it. Your case is closed. You can also call the VA hotline to confirm your status.
 

Tech

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
This forum has been a wealth of information for me, and is definitely a resource that I will be recommending to anyone else going through the IDES process. Thanks to everyone for posting such great questions and answers.

I've been trying to avoid obsessing over the VA status, but I noticed something that confused me. The VA sent me an email this afternoon stating that my direct deposit info had been updated. I logged on to check out the direct deposit stuff(found out that all of that info is over on eBennies), and decided to take a peak to my claim while I was at it. The site currently has the claim showing Closed, but the same claim is still in Evidence Gathering. Has anyone else seen something like this, or is it just the site being quirky as usual?

General timeline: (I don't have the full timeline in front of me, so the dates are best guesses. I'll post an update when I get the accurate timeline)
Sep 18 IRILO notification
Oct 18 Commander's Impact Statement signed
Nov 18 PEBLO brief
Dec 18 MSC brief, VA C&P scheduled
Jan 19 VA C&P appointments
At some point between January and April my MEB concluded, I signed my 618, and my package was sent to AFPC but kicked back for errors.
3 May 19 AFPC accepts package
13 May 19 Email from the VA and change in status

This is what happens.....when you initially filed your claim for the first time that date shows on VA.gov with all your claims, however, when you complete your C&P exams, NARSUM and IPEB, you will notice that a few claims were either added or dropped at the discretion of your examiner based on your exams and/or medical records. When PEB sends your new claims to VA, a new date for that new claim will be created. Usually, when the VA is done rating your new claims, that's the one that closes and your first initial claims will still be open either on review or gathering of evidence (because those claims were not rated due to the facts that either some claims were added or removed in your new claim). I hope this makes sense.

Bottom line: Don't worry about it. Your case is closed. You can also call the VA hotline to confirm your status.
 
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