Requirements To become service connected (SC) for a disability: 1. Event/Issue in service 2. Current diagnosis 3. Doctor connecting 1 and 2 There are other avenues which include presumptive conditions, like if you were deployed under certain circumstances (like Vietnam, OEF/IEF, etc…), or if a chronic condition appeared within a year after you got out. There are also secondary […]
What does Development Letter Sent mean on Ebenefits? Development letters are sent in the early stages of your claim. It acknowledges your claim and asks for additional evidence if you have any. The VA is legally required to send this letter to you. The letter may ask for things that aren’t applicable to your case, […]
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.
This article will walk you through exactly what to expect through the Veterans Affairs disability claims process, from the time you submit your claim until they process it.