I filed a Intent to file to file a claim for compensation, increased rating. My claim for increased rating was received within one year from the date my intent was received by the VA. I was awarded the increased rating. The effective date of award was the date the VA received my claim for increase. Should the effective date reflect the much sooner intent to file date? Or, does the intent to file not apply to claims for a increased rating? If the intent to file date does apply to increased rating claims, what do you recommend I do to get the intent to file date?


Jim's Reply:

You should file an appeal of the decision, particularly the effective date. This is an example of sloppy paperwork by VA and you should be able to fix it without much issue. Good luck!