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Utilize our site and discussion forum to research Veterans Affairs Disability Claims procedures for benefits. Search for topics of interest. Join our active Veterans Affairs Disability Claims discussion forums and post questions to other veterans.


Finding information on HadIt.com Veteran To Veteran. First option:  Search Hadit.com. There is a ton of information on HadIt.com Veteran To Veteran and your question has probably been asked before, so the fastest way to find the information you are looking for is to Search for it. Remember you probably aren’t the only one who’s filed a VA Compensation Claim for your particular disability finding out what worked and what didn’t and what to expect is invaluable. Read More

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va claims processThe Veterans Affairs Disability Claims Process 

What VA Does after It Receives Your VA Compensation Claim – After VA receives your Application for Compensation, it sends you a letter. The letter explains what VA needs in order to help grant your claim. It states how VA assists in getting records to support your claim. The letter may include forms for you to complete, such as medical releases. Read More


Veterans Affairs Law

U.S.C. is the law, the C.F.R. is how they interpret the law and last but certainly not least is the V.A. adjudication manuals that is how they apply the law. The section of the law that covers the veterans benefits is Title 38 in the U.S.C. in the C.F.R. is usually written 38 C.F.R. or something similar. Read More

SMC = Special Monthly Compensation

Paid either in addition to (SMC K), or in place of regular ratings (all others). There are several different levels of SMC, and several different combinations of them as well. The most common are Housebound and Aid and Attendance, both typically paid at the rate of SMC L. Higher levels of Aid and Attendance are allowed, depending on the amount of care needed by the vet. They are typically paid at the rate of either SMC R1, or R2. Read More


VA Claims and Benefits Video’s

Video’s from around the web worth watching.

Things to do at your VA Compensation and Pension Exam

Written by: Steve A. Neff MSW The following is written from a C & P examiners perspective relating to psychiatric exams. It is a good guideline for all exams but I only did psych exams. I’ve been examined by the VA for multiple problems and this is my format when I go to be examined. A little common sense and clarity of thinking will go a long ways towards getting you what you are entitled. Read More


VA Service Connected Disabilities Rating % Calculator

This is not your mother’s arithmetic and 50 + 50 does not equal 100. It’s also called fuzzy math by some, so plug in your percentages into the calculator and it will tell you what your total percentage is.

Veterans Affairs Fast and Training Letters

The following is the index with links to the various Training and Fast Letters plus a few miscellaneous. These letters are not necessarily in the original formatting. I have tried to present them in an easy-to-read form instead of some forms as originally presented. Some of the paragraphs were WAAAAYYY too long. lol – HadIt.com Member fanaticbooks. Read More

cfileRequesting Your Copy of Your VA Claims Folder (C-File)

We can not stress enough how important it is to: View your VA Claims folder at the Veterans Affairs regional office. Call the VA at 1-800-827-1000 and request an appointment to view your VA C-File (claims folder). Ensure that all the records in your Veterans Affairs C-File are yours.  Check that everything you have sent to the VA is included in your C-File. After viewing your VA Claims folder (c-file) and correcting any mistakes you may find. Then request a hard copy of your claims folder (c-file). Read More

Additional 100% Disabled Veteran Benefits | Permanent and Disabled 

Check your state benefits here  This is by no means an extensive list and we recommend calling the VA at 1-800-827-1000 with any questions about the following benefits.

Dental treatment

Educational Assistance for Dependents: (under chapter 35) Veteran Must be rated 100% and permanent and total by the VA.

Civilian health and medical program for dependents/survivors (CHAMPVA) Veteran Must be rated 100% and permanent and total by the VA.
Specially Adapted Homes

DSM 5 or DSM IV For VA Mental Disorders Compensation and Pension Exam

Question presented since we went from version IV to 5 of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders M21-1 MR Part III IV 3 Sec A-1 General Claims Process Which version are being used in VA Compensation Claims.

Click this link for the most recent version Section A. Examination Requests – Veterans Benefits – United States Department of Veterans Affairs

2010 Interview with me your webmaster and founder of HadIt.com Veteran To Veteran I’m known as Tbird on the forums you can find me on LinkedIn if you are so inclined Theresa “Tbird” Aldrich.  (During the interview we discussed informal claims, VA did away with informal claims in 2015)

What is HadIt.com Veteran To Veteran?

HadIt.com Veteran To Veteran LLC Founded 1997

Founded 1997

HadIt.com is a disabled veteran owned website that focuses on VA Compensation Claims research through articles, but most importantly by our forum. In this community we focus on VA Compensation Claims, VA benefits, VA Law, how to get your VA claims granted, how to file an appeal, what an appeal means, and our robust community forum.

Search the site for your disability and see how many folks are dealing with the same disability. You can learn a lot from each other about the VA Compensation Claims process, what it all means, and how to endure the long and arduous wait many of us go through. Seriously check out our forums, you don’t have to register to search, only if you want to post and it’s free.

What veterans say about HadIt.com Veteran To Veteran

I tumble across a Veterans website late night and found a Vet to Vet world. Hadit.com for all things concerning Health, Benefits and Family for Veterans. I wouldn't have made it this far without Hadit.com
Hadit.com has helped me with expert experience and advice on how to navigate in the VA world since I started my journey in 2009. Contributor advice and content is appreciated and free. And you can't beat that. Site administrators are helpful and run a tight ship. Thanks.
I couldn't have done it with out the help of hadit.com, I'm one for not asking for help, so your site was my saving grace. I was medically retired from the Air Force in 2007 and they awarded me 60%, I then filed my claim with the VA in New Mexico thinking I would get at least 60% VA disability, they AF awarded me 60% for loss of sphincter muscle control and 10% for plantar foot problem in 2007. The VA rated my loss of sphincter muscle control at 10% and stated my foot problems was not service conected in May 2008, imagine that! At that point, I made it my #1 priority to learn more and while I was doing some internet surfing to figure out what went wrong with my claim, thats when I found Hadit.com in 2008. Long story short, info, med records, doctor statements advice from the hadit.com website... I just received my little brown envelope in the mail last week and a nice deposite into my bank account... 100% P&T with chapter 35 benefits. Now I'm doing a little more reading in hadit.com so I can figure out which way to go with social security. Thank God and your hadit.com website!
Without the information available on Hadit.com, I'd likely still be hung up on the infamous Squirrel Cage of VA claims processing. Even so, there are still outstanding problems created by the VA's claims system and it's improper handling of claims and flawed decision making process. With all of that, the information and advice, including the history of key claims and decisions was and is invaluable to veterans. There is no other comparable source for such information. Without that, although totally disabled by SSA for only what are now service connected conditions, I'd still be fighting with the VA to obtain compensation due and authorized by Law.
Hadit.com has been a God Send for me these last 2 years. I was medically retired in Feb 2013 from the Navy at 80% SC. I did not know anything about the VA claims process. Thanks to good folks on here like Carlie and Berta, I was increased to 100% VA, granted SSDI and my Wife is now paid to be my VA Care Giver. There are many bad days, that Had it.com helped me get thru with my Severe PTSD. Thank you so much and God Bless HADIT.com!!!
Hello, A few years ago, I Googled, "I've had it with the VA". That simply search connected me with HadIt.com. And there is all started. After a few years of reading this wealth of wisdom, I'm rated 100% now. Thank you, Grateful
without this forum I would not have gained the knowledge in order to properly document in request an increase in my service connected disability for my degenerative disc disease.I want to thank everybody that's involved with this forum.
Had it.com has information that the VA doesn't want you to have. The information on hadit.com led me to a 90% rating and a clear path to 100%. With hadit.com you do not need a VSO to file your claim. Trust hadit.com and get the rating you truly deserve and not the rating the VA gives you to balance their budget.
With out TBirds Hadit.com site and Berta's help I would not be a 100% P&T Service Connected veteran. Knowledge is power. Thank you! Terry
I am very grateful to hadit.com that veterans and their survivors here have often followed my advice on multiple issues that either I or my dead husband had personal experience with , and got positive results, via the VA. Even if that took many years, in some of our personal claims. He certainly did not die in vain. The advice from others here has been superb to everyone, as well, on many diverse issues we encounter.. A testimony to hadit.com from me, is also a testimony to my husband, because if those years of battles with VA had not occurred, I would not have gained the knowledge to even be here for the past 17 years. HADIT.com has been a spectacular entity. I think it should be part of training programs for vet reps, VSOs, and also for the VBA, at the regional office levels. And I still learn something new here every day. Knowledge, as Tbird says , TRULY IS POWER!
Trying to make this as short as I can! Got out in '72, filed a claim. During the C&P I was treated like dog crap. Never heard anything about it and never wanted to go back to a VA facility again. Years go by and with farther communications I tried several times to go back. Everytime being told they had "ABSOLUTELY" no record of me. Fast forward I stumble on to HADIT.COM. One last try, I read and read some more. I contacted a VSO. 3 weeks go by and I am summoned to the American Legion's VSO office. There I sat crying like a whipped pup as she read everything from my MTR. I am now 70%. Hadit.com was a life changer for me. And I can't say enough about the importance of a VSO.
I am one of the first members backin 1997. I won 100% in 1999 thanks to this site. I recently won retro to 1986 after a 29 year fight. No money yet only waiting for a extra schedular rating from 86-98. No issues are in dispute as I beat the VA and they admitted it. I still might not win the money for a while but without this site I would of won nothing.
I wanted to write a short brief story. My story, but that's not what this is for. This site and the kind people that visit have made a great impact in my fight for benefits from the VA. I don't believe I would have gotten as far as I have without the words of encouragement and the wealth of knowledge that has been afforded to me here. Too many to thank. I am eternally grateful that I accidentally read a post from this forum. Knowledge is true power, perseverance a necessary trait. For me this site reminded me of core values and reasons why we fight. "Fight til your last breath"
Thank God I fell upon this site.It has helped me so much understanding my claim,and hadit.com is teaching me so much,where I feel I can help others. Navy04, thank you so much you been of so much help and support.
Though I have been absent for a few years, I will tell you that Hadit.com has a wealth of information, and knowledge that is right at the Veterans Fingertips. The Archives are so important to our Veterans as they search to find much needed documents , personal stories that can help win the Veterans VA Claims. Advice on how to file , how to word your claim or appeal, laws and regulations, and how to appeal. If there is a Veteran problem or a question, please know that it is probably stored on Hadit.com. I am still amazed at how the site brings so many Veterans together and helps so many. If you are a Veteran, Spouse, Widow or dependent then you are finally home. Please help to support Tbird and her vision to keep this site safe and running for ALL of our servicemen and women and those who served our Great Nation. The VA benefits are yours , you EARNED them. They are not a handout or charity. It is OUR Veterans Affairs. It belongs to you , not the government or the VA. Contrary to what the VA tries to do to the Veteran and the roadblocks and minefields they use to try to discourage or stall the Veteran, it is OUR VA. Try to learn as much as you can as you have a powerful tool here at Hadit.com. Thank you Theresa and all those here at Hadit.com who have supported and helped to give the Veteran such a place of refuge and help. Blessings, ......NEVER GIVE UP.......C.C.
Dear Tbird: I am happy to write a testimonial. For many months, I've been quietly reading and researching about the VA claims process on your site. Eventually I signed up for the site because the community response is intelligent, well reasoned and researched. Members offer vulnerable personal details at times, for the purpose of helping others in the struggle. I like that. It's very helpful when these conditions and issues we deal with are so debilitating as well as overwhelming at times. Many of us struggle alone and isolated. This forum helps relieve the brain crushing nonsense we are subjected to in this VA process. There are others that discover cases, evidence avenues, fast letters, handbooks, and more. Shared information. Great links. Downloads for documents, forms, checklists. plus. Really nice people all around. Blessings be. Sistah Cannabi
In September 2013 I finally filed (after several years of "encouragement" by my Wife & family) for compensation with assistance from a DAV Rep. In March 2014, all 7 disability claims were denied. I requested & received my service and medical records in October 2014, did several months of research (Thank You Very Much HadIt.com!!), and filed my Fully Developed Claims on 11 March 2015. For my first FDC for PTSD, I was scheduled for a C&P Exam & attended it on 07 April. On 16 April, I received my DVA letter awarding me 30%! So far, all 7 of my FDC's are progressing through "the system". Again, it took a lot of research, time, & documentation to put the FDC's together; but the end results are very positive.
The Beatles had a song called "One is the Loneliest Number" and that is never more true than when you are alone fighting the VA for benefits. Fortunately, you not only don't have to do it alone but you get knowledge, experience and friendship at Hadit.com! What does it cost you might ask? Only your time. (Of course, donations to support the site are accepted) There is so much information contained within this site that you could literally fill volumes. I have not found any other site that provides so much in one location. Hadit.com was very instrumental in helping me research and prepare my husband's claims and appeal.


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