As for myself, two weeks ago, K went out for the mail and came back with what looked like... a .. check???? It said for VA Comp and disability! Already??? It was only about 3 weeks after my psychological testing at the Houston VA! No letter, just a check that K quickly figured out was about 6 months of backpay! So I sent a text to Joan asking if that was normal, to get a check before formal notification of some sort. Bless her dearest heart when she texted right back that yes, that's how it rolls, and congrats. I sat and cried for a bit. I was really, really in shock! It meant... so many things to me. Especially that now.. although this won't make up for the 35ought years of hell, after the 4, but it does give me an income again, of which I've been without since I had my breakdown and almost abandoned my disabled client in Jan, after he began roaring, barking and poking at me..effectively ending my working career.
So on Mon after the check came, I had MST group at the Vet Center... after that, I drove down to the Houston VA admin center and waited to talk with someone to see what I could find out. They had my name wrong on the check, what it was when I got out, but good 'ol USAA Bank just told me to sign both names on it and it would be good. But I wanted to get that fixed, and get direct deposit started too. After a couple hours I got to talk to someone. Turns out I am yup, 70% nuts. Think I'll be a macadamia nut as they come from Hawaii and I like it there a lot. *grins* Although Dr. Oz says that cashews are healthier. In two days it will be 2 weeks since I got the check, and still no 'official' letter from them yet. Still, I'd much rather it went the way it did,, that I got the $$ first and am now waiting on the letter, then have the letter and be waiting on the $$!