I'm sure that this is different for everyone, and I'm sure that the shut down threw a monkey wrench into the works, but is there a rough estimate as to how long between "Preparation for Notification" and my receipt of the decision? The last date was of any change was October 8. A VA doctor was contacted by the VA on that date to see if a SC condition (acne) is still current, which it was found to be. I was asking for painful scars from acne, burns, and a surgery to be SC. I was shown as 5 or more, but I don't know if they'll be secondary to acne or not because I listed 3 separate causes.
I have tried starting a new claim in eBenefits and downloaded documents with no luck on seeing any changes. I am using the DAV in Boston, which is next to impossible to get ahold of. Any other ideas?