TIP: Also you can have a rubber stamp made with your full name social security number and address use this stamp at the bottom or top of each page you submit to the Veterans Affairs if it gets lost it will be easy to see which page goes to which claim. Best Practices Have a diagnosis […]
VA Claims Articles
Establishing Service Connection for Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation There are two types of service-connection Direct and Presumptive There are three requirements to establish Direct service-connection for residuals of injuries and diseases; In-service documentation of an injury or disease. A current condition with a medical diagnosis. “Before November 2000, when the VCAA was enacted, veterans had […]
Issues, just what does the VBA consider to be Issues and why are the different type’s of Issues so important. Issues, in most cases are comprised of, the disabling conditions, the evaluations granted for percentage levels of compensation and the effective date/s assigned and factored into each individual part or portion of your pie, so […]
Question presented since we went from version IV to DSM-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 claims? Click this link for the most recent version Section A. Examination Requests – Veterans Benefits – United States Department of Veterans Affairs […]
Claims Process – Your claim can go from any step to back a step depending on the specifics of the claim, so you may go from Pending Decision Approval back to Review of Evidence. Ebenefits status is helpful but not definitive.
If you file a claim after March 15, 2015 new rules apply.
There is now only one form for filing each benefit – compensation, pension and dependency indemnity compensation and one form for submitting an appeal for a compensation claim.
Intent to File (Formerly informal claim, rules have changed)
Ways To File A Claim
When filing a claim for compensation, the fastest and easiest way to file is electronically through eBenefits.
“Retroactive Pay” OR “back pay” OR “retro pay” “Fort McClellan” “future exams” Tinnitus “Convalescent Ratings” TBI OR “traumatic brain injury” OR “traumatic brain inj” “Compensation and Pension Exams” OR “c and p exams” OR “c & p exam” OR c&p exam” “tdiu” OR “iu” OR “unemployability”
Disability compensation is a monthly tax-free benefit paid to Veterans who are at least 10% disabled because of injuries or diseases that were incurred in or aggravated during active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training. A disability can apply to physical conditions, such as a chronic knee condition, as well as a […]
VAOPGCPREC 1-2011 Veterans’ Health Administration Quality-Assurance Records and Board of Veterans’ Appeal Review Authority – 38 U.S.C. § 5705; 38 C.F.R. §§ 17.500-17.511 (4/19/2011)
VAOPGCPREC 1-2012 (1/24/2012) Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Escrow Accounts Author: Simpson, J. VAOPGCPrec 2-2012 (10/31/2012) – Implementation of Public Law 112-154 Author: Simpson, J. VAOPGCPrec 3-2012 (12/20/12) Review of Prior Decisions Involving Military Sexual Trauma Author: Griffin, B.