Which "estimated completion" date should we trust?

navywife2010

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Hi y'all.
Like everyone else, we obsessively check the ever-wonky ebenefits. Today, much to our surprise, we had a second claim opened with the status: "preparing for decision" Once I clicked on the link, the below appeared:

Status of Your Claim

PREPARATION FOR DECISION
  • Submitted: 04/14/2016
  • Estimated Completion: 06/07/2016 - 06/19/2016
    The time it takes to complete you claim depends on factors like the type of claim and the type of disability claimed.

    The estimated dates are based on a statistical analysis of historical processing times for similar claims. Some things you should know:
    • Historical data may not accurately predict current conditions. Your claim may take longer.
    • Dates may change as the statistical analysis is updated.
    • Some claims will take longer than the range of dates given as they are based on an average.
    Submitting the supporting documentation that has been requested quickly and electronically is the surest way to get your claim decided as quickly as possible.

  • Disabilities Claimed: IDES (New)
  • Current Status: Preparation for Decision

But we also have this under his conditions, with a much longer estimated completion time. Which one do we go with?
  • Submitted: 01/19/2016 (Compensation)
  • Estimated Completion: 09/22/2016 - 05/29/2017
    The time it takes to complete you claim depends on factors like the type of claim and the type of disability claimed.

    The estimated dates are based on a statistical analysis of historical processing times for similar claims. Some things you should know:
    • Historical data may not accurately predict current conditions. Your claim may take longer.
    • Dates may change as the statistical analysis is updated.
    • Some claims will take longer than the range of dates given as they are based on an average.
    Submitting the supporting documentation that has been requested quickly and electronically is the surest way to get your claim decided as quickly as possible.

  • Disabilities Claimed: ulcerative colitis (New), inflammatory Arthopathy (New), headaches (New), right ankle condition (New), right hand condition (New), right wrist condition (New), bilateral flat feet (New), right side rib condition (New), neck condition (New), back condition - entire back (New), skin condition - hands and feet (New), right hip impingement (New), Tinnitus (New), heart palpitations (New), sleep apnea with cpap (New), TMJ (New), acne (New), mood swings (New), memory loss (New), vitamin D defeincey (New), anemia (New), bilateral eye pain - pressure (New), anxiety (New)
 
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