Veterans Benefits Network-RETRO Pay confusion ? (2024)

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Rodge412

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Rodge412

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    Aug 19, 2014#1

    Hello,

    I filed a claim Nov 2013

    Claim closed Aug 14 2014

    Ab8 letter says 30% rated disability

    But today I received over $11, 400 deposit.

    What's going on ? With 30% I should only get 3600-$4000 retro... right ?

    Navygirl1990

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    Navygirl1990

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      Aug 19, 2014#2

      That is not adding up - I would be concerned as well...

      Was that your intial claim date?

      Do you have a DAV or VSO rep? If so, give them a call and see if they can look into it for you. Also if you can access Ebennies go under VA Payments and see what it says for payments there.

      Take care
      Steph

      Dre77

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      Dre77

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        Aug 19, 2014#3

        Your BBE should explain your retro calculation in detail.

        A possibility is this is your first claim, and you filed within 1 year of your ETS. If it is within 1 year of your ETS, then the VA will back date the effective date to your ETS date. Another possibility is if you filed a FDC via eBenefits. The date you created the electronic claim can be retained as your claim date vs the date you actually submitted the claim.

        Air Force 4/14/1999 - 10/13/2006
        100% P&T

        Rodge412

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        Rodge412

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          Aug 19, 2014#4

          My ETS was Oct 2006, I filed a claim then but didn't follow through with it, lost motivation, never went to any appts, etc. Not sure what va did with it.

          I have no vso. My payment history shows $11,443 on ebennies today.

          Any ideas ?

            Ideas

            Aug 19, 2014#5

            I suspect that with the limited information available, no one will be able to provide a precise answer.

            You did not mention what disabilities you claimed. If some or one of the disabilities involved a temporary rating of 100% (e.g., prostate cancer) you might have a higher rating that is temporary for some of the retro months. In fact, the ratings involved might involve several ups and downs...who knows?

            Obviously this is pure speculation on my part. You could call the VARO if you choose.

            Ron

            “Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.” —Satchel Paige

            Navygirl1990

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            Navygirl1990

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              Aug 19, 2014#6

              I agree with DRE77 - wait for the BBE to come in the mail and it will explain everything. If you are still confused I would take the BBE to a local VSO or DAV rep and have them look it over and figure out the mystery.

              Steph

              Rodge412

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              Rodge412

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                Aug 19, 2014#7

                Thx

                My claim:

                Depression, Migraines, sleep apnea

                So I will just wait for BBE

                Pfaez

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                Pfaez

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                  Aug 19, 2014#8

                  I think your percentage may be off. SC for depression, migraines, and sleep apnea often results in a higher SC rating than 30%. Sure your not confusing 30% with 80%?

                  Rodge41

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                  Rodge41

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                    Aug 19, 2014#9

                    Hi,

                    -My AB8 letter just says 30% since claim closed (Aug 14) and $400 per month,maybe it just needs to be updated (hopefully).

                    -I'm not sure what my percentages are yet for each contention, still waiting for brown envelope

                    -My GAF score was 50
                    - When i was at the C&P i had 2 exams: one for Depression and the Neurologist for Migraines, they both said"At least as Likely"

                    -But Ihave been working full time the last 7 yrs so i just figured I would get a low rating. Guess i will just wait for theBBE.

                    thanks for input everyone, this forum is great !!!

                    ZMan

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                    ZMan

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                      Aug 19, 2014#10

                      Just sleep apnea w/out a CPAP is 30%. You should be getting the BBE any day and it will explain it all.

                      Congrats onyour award!!

                      ZMan

                      geodrake

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                      geodrake

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                        Aug 20, 2014#11

                        Did you file a Fully developed Claim?

                        The VA has an incentive program in place that pays a year back pay, if you qualify. See this site http://statesidelegal.org/fully-develop ... -incentive

                        dfskinner

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                        dfskinner

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                          Aug 20, 2014#12

                          Are you going to school on post 9/11 benefits and receiving BAH?

                          I received a deposit for $11,250.74 from my post 9/11 benefits because the school made a change in locations, which caused the VA to reconfigure my BAH for the entire time I've been in school and issue a one time lump sum payment.

                          Also check your bank to see what part of VA deposited the money:

                          Deposit - VAED TREAS 310 XXVA CH33 - this is from Chapter 33 which is Post 9/11 BAH
                          Deposit - VACP TREAS 310 XXVA BENEF - this is from VA Compensation claims

                          I've put the money aside to wait for them to issue a debt letter, and I'll give the money back

                          Just a thought......

                          Rodge41

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                          Rodge41

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                            Aug 20, 2014#13

                            Hello,

                            Yes, I am using Post 9/11 GI Bill and I get BAH ( Monthly Housing Allowance )

                            I just check and my checking account the deposit is: VACP TREAS 310 XXVA BENEF $11,443.52

                            Is this GI Bill or VA Compensation ? Or a combination ?

                            I called the Peggy the 1-800 # today but the guy would not tell me much...only that Igot 30% rated for Headaches ( So no Depression with a GAF of 50 ?? ) .... I asked him why i got so much $ when i only applied for disability 9 months ago and he said "he couldnot talk to me about it"and that he had already told me too much.

                            Any ideas anyone ? .. still no Brown Envelope

                            - I definitely will not touch this $$ til i get a final answer..

                            - I don't know if i filed a Fully Developed Claim so that prob means no. I just did it myself on eBenefits, didn't know about a VSO or this forum.

                            LeoP

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                            LeoP

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                              Aug 20, 2014#14

                              compensation.

                              Froggy1369

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                              Froggy1369

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                                Aug 21, 2014#15

                                Okay I may be wrong, but it sounds like you fell under the FDC initiative where they were able to pay you UP TO 12 months of retro payments prior to the filing date. The initiative ran from August 6, 2013 to August 5, 2015 so your dates fall in the initiative. The BBE will tell you more, but I wouldn't be surprised if you got a few extra months retro.

                                  Aug 21, 2014#16

                                  Rodge41 wrote:

                                  Hello,

                                  Yes, I am using Post 9/11 GI Bill and I get BAH ( Monthly Housing Allowance )

                                  I just check and my checking account the deposit is: VACP TREAS 310 XXVA BENEF $11,443.52

                                  Is this GI Bill or VA Compensation ? Or a combination ?

                                  I called the Peggy the 1-800 # today but the guy would not tell me much...only that Igot 30% rated for Headaches ( So no Depression with a GAF of 50 ?? ) .... I asked him why i got so much $ when i only applied for disability 9 months ago and he said "he couldnot talk to me about it"and that he had already told me too much.

                                  Any ideas anyone ? .. still no Brown Envelope

                                  - I definitely will not touch this $$ til i get a final answer..

                                  - I don't know if i filed a Fully Developed Claim so that prob means no. I just did it myself on eBenefits, didn't know about a VSO or this forum.

                                  A fully developed claim means you submitted all of your information when you filed. You also told them you had no more info to provide and to proceed with processing the claim. You would not have sent any further information in after you filed.

                                  geodrake

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                                  geodrake

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                                    Aug 21, 2014#17

                                    That's Aug 5, 2015.

                                    Froggy1369

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                                    Froggy1369

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                                      Aug 21, 2014#18

                                      geodrake wrote:

                                      That's Aug 5, 2015.

                                      Finger slip. Thank you for pointing it out.

                                      dfskinner

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                                      dfskinner

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                                        Aug 21, 2014#19

                                        LeoP wrote:

                                        compensation.

                                        I agree with LeoP; that deposit was from compensation...... you'll know as soon as the envelope arrives.....

                                        CHEWBACCA1964

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                                        CHEWBACCA1964

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                                          partial knee replacement

                                          Aug 21, 2014#20

                                          in state of MD IM ONLY GETTING 10% FOR MY REPLACEMENT SSI IM GETTING FULL BENEFITS CANT WORK NOMORE WATS WRONG WITHTHAT PX JUST REMEMBER I GOT SURGERYINTHE SERVICE BEFORE I GOT MY REPLACE

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