Earlier effective date but remand on rating decision

Question:

I just recently was granted an earlier effective date of Feb 5 1996 on my PTSD . But the rating decision for my PTSD is being remanded to the RO. What is the average wait time on an appealed rating decision?  Days, months or the end of the millenium? Thank you for your time and service.

Jim's Reply:

Delays for BVA cases have been recently estimated as being as long as 5 to 7 years.