How long does it take for the VA Reginal Office to give a veteran their benefits rating?
For the past two years I have been trying to get the VA to give me a Disability Rating. They first denied me then I reapplied because of other major problems that have increased due to the initial problems. I have been waiting ever since Oct. 2010. Since I first applied for a benefit increase due to what I preceived as Agent Orange related (which they denied) I have had a minior heart attack, neropathy in both legs and feet, blisters, and recently cronic kidney problems. Since Oct 2011, my case has been in what they call review
. The VA hospital has done wonderful work on me including prostrate surgery and help with depression. I have also been told that I suffer from PTSD which they also think is service connected.
My question is Am I the only vet to go through this? Will they ever tell me anything? I have contacted all sources available. I have talked to the Regional Office several times and have followed all their instruction. All I have ever gotten is a run around. Their major ansewer is because of major backlogs it will take time. How much time? Even my reps can not give me an answer. They say that I will hear from the VA befroe they do.
I feel that the day they give me notification I will probley be on my death bed and it probely won't matter. Yet they keep telling all veterans to apply for disability.
Are there other vets out there Waiting? (how long does one stay on hold?)