Hello fellow veterans
I already know that getting an appeal granted is a long drawn out process. No one needs to explain that to me. I've been waiting since November 2006, before I was even discharged from the service. On March 8, 2012 I received a letter from my congressman who had inquired on my behalf (without my knowledge) the status of my claim. The BVA received my case January 18, 2012 but "due to a high volume of pending appeals....." yada yada yada. I'm sure every vet out there fighting for their claim knows the whole schtick. Receiving that letter was a pleasant surprise because I honestly had not thought about my appeal since my hearing in December 2011. It's no award letter but it's like seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. My question is directed towards fellow vets who knew the date their case was received and how long from THAT date did they receive an award letter, including remands. I'm keeping myself occupied so I don't spend all my time worrying about when I'll receive my award letter. If I had not received the letter from my congressman I probably would not be on here. I'd just like to hear what other vets have to say about their appeal process. This may or may not be important but I also have an attorney working on my case who has a friend who is or was (can't remember which) a DRO who said there's an 80% chance my claim will be granted.