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HadIt.com is a disabled veteran owned website that focuses on VA claims research through articles, but most importantly by our forum. In this community we focus on claims, law, how to get your claim granted, how to file an appeal, what an appeal means. Search for your disability and see how many folks are dealing with the same disability, you can learn a lot from each other about the 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.
Per new regulations, VA is mandating that veterans use standardized forms, even for “informal” claims.
- VA Form 21-526EZ, Application for Disability Compensation and Related Compensation Benefits
- VA Form 21-527EZ, Application for Pension Benefits
- VA Form 21-534EZ, Application for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits
- VA Form 21-0958, Notice of Disagreement (NOD)
- VA Form 21-0966, Intent to File a Claim for Compensation and/or Pension, Survivors Pension, and/or DIC
Do’s and Don’ts – 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
Requesting Your Copy of Your Veteran Affairs 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
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
Total and Permanent Service Connected Disability Additional Benefits 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.
Educational Assistance for Dependents: (under chapter 35) Veteran Must be rated 100% and permanent and total by the VA.
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.
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
The Veterans Affairs Claims Process What VA Does after It Receives Your 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
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.