Intro: I need clarification in regards to" Docket Numbers". I had a BVA video conference in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 14, 2007. My VSO is the
PVA in Nashville, even though they weren't able to be there with me at this conference, they were called away to something in Ashville, NC. I went it
alone.....I didn't want to postpone this video conference. ( P.S. I don't recommend anyone doing this though..). Anyways..... I contacted the PVA
office yesterday and they said that my file was at BVA and they gave me a Docket Number. I have been told that my case has not been seen yet ...".but it
will be seen in the order of the docket numbers"......ok...I am getting there.......
Let say my number is 07-02 300 (The 300 is not the actual real number...privacy here). The 07 is the year and the 02300 is the number of appeals in that year...right? The appeal before me would be 07-02 299 ?? and the one after mine would be 07-02 301 ??.. I know you can go to VA.gov and search appeals.......I know that cases are not posted for several months after a case has been decided.
Q: Why am I seeing cases that have been decided in the VA.gov search appeals section that have higher numbers than mine? Here is one: 07-02 832
This case was decided and granted an increase. This person has 02 832 ( real case) and mine is like 200 less than this guys 02 832. I thought the BVA
worked according to this number? I can understand if an appeal has been dismissed, but I have seen more than one case that has been decided and the docket
number is much higher than mine.
I found this definition on Hadit.com:
|Docket Number||The number assigned to an appeal when a VA Form 9 is received by VA. By law, cases are reviewed by the Board in docket number order|
I may have this whole docket number thing down wrong.....?
Thanks, Queson 0341