Last week on the 31st, my claim finnally moved from decision phase to notification...to closed all in one day. Last wednesday 30th, 3 letters were added to the Letter Generator Tab...the AB8(benefits verification letter) letter says i have been awarded 60% with $1174....effective 1 April. I retired on July 31st(20 years navy), and claim date of (1 Aug 2010). I receive retirement($1650)....and wondered if im getting backpay, and if so....from when? I'm still waiting for the yellow envelope in the mail...don't know when to expect that or the Direct Deposit....my RAS hasnt been updated yet. I have been lurking here for awhile, and I find the forum very informative and helpful. Thanks to all!