I've been checking out this website for a long time. A lot of good information and communication in here.
Was curious..first of all - EBenefits....stinks! 99 percent of the time it is down! Surely our government can update that website to be "up to date and online" more than it is now!
I submitted my compensation package back in Aug 2011, it has been in the gathering of evidence stage ever since. I received the initial letter from the VA in regard to gathering of evidence with a suspense date of 10/12/11. All of the documentation of evidence from all my doctors and my original medical record I personally drove to the VA office and hand delievered to them. The website reads "received", but the status reads "still needs attention" (from me!). I called the 202 number that was listed - they were helpful, their response was that they would call the regional office and ask them to update the website.
Is the system so backlogged that they can't update it to reflect.....OUT OF THE GATHERING of evidence stage to the developement stage. I would feel so much more at ease rather than it setting in the first stage stagnating!