Hello. Let me start with saying that I have NOT received my packet yet, just looking at the info on EBenefits. I actually have filed the claim twice. The first was filed in AZ in August 2013, but for a reason they could not explain, it never got put through. Filed again in Dec 2013 in OR, and this was submitted as a first time filing. I just received my rating today, and when looking at my benefits letter it says effective date is Dec 2014. From reading, I believe that back pay gets set to date of original filing or first treatment, whichever is later. I am a little confused by this because I filed in Dec 2013 , and was first treated in Sept 2013. Does anyone have an idea why there is a year difference from what should be the effective date and what EBenefits is showing?