- New research could lead to disability benefits for Vietnam veterans with high blood pressure
- 2019 Cost of Living Allowance
- Understanding Decisions from RAMP
- VA’s Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP)
- Unwarranted Medical Reexaminations for Disability Benefits VA OIG 17-04966-201
- Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act
- Veterans Disability Claims Articles
- 2018 VA Compensation Rates
- HMD Reports on Agent Orange
- Top 10 VA Disability Claims Posts for 2017
From the article: … findings, from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, conclude that “sufficient evidence” exists linking hypertension and related illnesses in veterans to Agent Orange and other defoliants used in Vietnam, Thailand and South Korea in the 1960s and 1970s. They recommend adding the condition to the list of 14 presumptive […]
Veterans Affairs disability compensations COLA is based on SSA’s COLA. 2019 We will see a 2.8% COLA if you receive VA, SSI, or SSDI they all receive the same COLA. Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019. The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment […]
BackgroundInformation on RAMP Rating DecisionsForms Included in RAMP Rating Decisions Background RAMP (Rapid Appeals Modernization Program) is the VA’s pilot program for the new appeals system created by the VA Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. RAMP is an optional program, available to veterans with claims that are currently on appeal. If a veteran […]
VA Appeals ModernizationOpting into RAMP Are you eligible for RAMP?What If You Disagree with a RAMP Decision? VA Appeals Modernization RAMP is part of VA’s larger Appeals Modernization Program. On August 23, 2017, the President signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (Appeals Modernization Act) into law, creating a new process that allows […]
The OIG conducted this review to determine whether Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) employees required disabled veterans to submit to unwarranted medical reexaminations.
The new VA appeals process explained by Matt Hill, grab a cup of coffee and a notepad, as to be expected from VA, it’s not a simple straightforward line. The VA appeals process is going through its biggest change since the 1980s. In 2017, Congress passed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act. This act […]
The amount of basic benefit paid ranges, depending on how disabled you are. VA makes a determination about the severity of your disability based on the evidence you submit as part of your claim, or that VA obtains from your military records. VA rates disability from 0% to 100% in 10% increments (e.g. 10%, 20%, […]
VA contracts with the Health and Medicine Division (HMD) (formally known as the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, a non-governmental organization, to scientifically review evidence on the long-term health effects of Agent Orange and other herbicides on Vietnam Veterans. HMD determines whether the evidence points to a statistically […]
Disability Calculator: Veterans Compensation Rate Calculator VA C and P Exam – Do’s and Don’ts – VA Compensation Pension Exam Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income? 2016 The Most common VA Service Connected Disabilities Veterans Affairs Claims Requesting A Copy of Your VA Claims Folder (C-File) Ebenefits Development Letter […]
Disability Compensation is a tax free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Compensation may also be paid for post-service disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service. Generally, the degrees of disability specified are also designed to compensate for considerable loss of working time from exacerbations or illnesses. Learn More
Fully Developed Claims
Filing a Fully Developed Claim (FDC) allows Veterans, Servicemembers and survivors the option to participate more fully in the claims process. When Veterans, Service Members and survivors provide all required evidence at the same time they submit a claim AND certify that they have no more evidence, VA can issue a decision faster.
Veterans may file the following types of FDC claims electronically:
- An injury, disability, or condition you believe occurred or was aggravated by your service
- A condition caused or aggravated by an existing service-related condition
File an Electronic FDC Today
- Go to eBenefits.va.gov to find a Veterans Service Officer who can provide free, expert assistance.
- Gather supporting documents, including your DD-214, service and private medical records, and buddy statements.
- Initiate your claim at eBenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 for assistance.