The new decisions (2nd dump) of BVA adjudications are out today. That’s the good news. The bad is that they are only 45,000 claims behind @ 117 days per claim currently. The reason it takes several years is the ROs are currently playing keep away and failing to send them to DC. This causes a digital pile up at the RO rather than the BVA.
Thus, if VA tells you your claim(s) have been certified and forwarded to DC and the sweet lady who answers there says they haven’t seen hide nor hair of it, you know it still sitting at the RO. Currently they have been playing sticky fingers for eighteen months or more with them. I guess it’s an utter bitch to certify these things, fill out the Form 8 and get them into a FEDEX envelope. Oh yeah. VBMS. All they have to do now is push send.