My husband's initial claim was closed on december 19, 2012. The same day a second claim popped up stating it was started on October 23, 2012 when he retired. It was never there before. Anyways the first claim says a claim closed and a decision notification has been sent. He still hasn't recieved anything in the mail nor does the ebenefits page show him a percentage or a AB8 letter. I was wondering when he can expect to recieve the letter either online or in the mail and his percentage. Also when should he expect to get his first pay from VA and is retro pay? He has direct deposit set up already. Also his claim was started in Oct of 2011 before he was medically retired. When he signed his 199 (july 2012) he recieved a proposal letter from va stating that the army was rating him at 60% and the va was proposing 60% for a combined rating of 100%. Does this mean this is what he is probably going to be rated at? The letter stated that this was the decision of the va granted he didn't disagree with the army rating which he didn't? I just want to know rough estimate if anyone knows how much longer it will be before he gets the letter, monthly compensation and retropay if anyone knows. Thank you for helping answer my questions and for serving my country.