My husband was medically retired from the Army last year so it hasn't been too long. We are still waiting on his VA claim to close and it seems we are stuck in the "Pending Decision Approval" status according to Ebenefits. We have called to inquire about his status but can't ever get a live person on the phone. It's so F'n frustrating! For the past week or so we keep getting "error" when we try to click on his open claim.
I would just like to know about other peoples experiences (the good and the bad) and also if we can rely on Ebenefits for up to date information. I want to know how long it took for you or your spouse to start receiving your compensation? Are you still waiting and how long have you been waiting? Did you receive any backpay? If so, did you receive it along with your regular payment?
I've been reading blogs online and I have found GOOD experiences to be few and far between. It's very discouraging when you have bills to pay and you're now having to juggle things around. *sigh* Also, I have heard of people calling on their Congressman to get faster results but I've also heard that can blow up in your face. Has anyone done this?
One good thing I can say his housing allowance for college arrived on time. He started school on Nov. 5th and got his first payment in Dec. and one for this month.