Claims Folders the infamous c-file, things have changed
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. After your corrections have been made then request a hard copy of your C-File.
From the VA’s Website
VA Form VA-3288 equest for and Consent to Release Information from Claimant’s Records This is a fillable online form so you can type in your answers and then print it out. I recommend printing out 2 and save 1 copy undated and unsigned so if you have to use this form again make a copy sign and date it and put your original way again in case you need it. I recommend this for all forms. 05/12/2014 You can search for any VA form you need here.
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