?? for some of you VA/PEB guru's. My initial claim for comp with VA was opened on 3/26/2011. In OCT when my packet was picked up with the IDES, my initial claim showed up as closed and a new claim with identical info was opened minus the (actual) date received/start date. I had turned in all medical info, *DD214 from my active duty time, was also when I was hurt on 3/26/2011. Now that I am undergoing IDES processing, they changed that start date to Oct. 2011 when they picked up my packet for the IDES. Which relating to VA will be my actual start date, (March when I initially filed?) or (Oct when they changed my start date?) Which will I actually be paid from? I've contacted VA once via IRIS inquiry, and they danced around the question. I've now contacted VA via telephone today to ask the same question. The woman I spoke to was flabbergasted and confused on why they would close out my initial claim and open an identical one with a different date. She has sent in an email inquiry and I should hear something in 7 days. If they say my start date is OCT..what do I do to get that changed, as that would be totally incorrect and unacceptable. If they say I will be paid back to March, I have no issues.