Tinnitus continues to rank in the top 10 disabilities claimed by veterans. It’s no wonder there’s a lot of boom boom in our line of business, so here are posts and information I think you may find helpful. VA Fast Letter 10-35 Modifying the Development Process in Claims for Hearing Loss and/or Tinnitus VA_Fast_Letter_10-35 Neuroscientists […]
Yes, they are. The question is “how far do they go back”?
There is a whole set of rules that helps the VA decide how far back in time to go to pay retroactive benefits. These rules are called the effective date rules, and there are hundreds of them. There are a few general guidelines….it’s not all the rules for every effective date for every type of VA Disability Claim, but it should give you an idea how much you have NOT been told about VA disability benefits over the years.
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Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 The Veteran Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 became law on August 23, 2017 (Pub L. 115-55). It is also known as the Appeals Modernization Act. You can read the law in full on Congress.gov. The new law: Modernizes the current claims and appeals process Includes three review […]
Source: TDIU or Individual Unemployability Source: Helpdesk.AskVetsFirst.org VA benefits are available to compensate a veteran at the 100% level if he or she is not able to work because of service-connected conditions even without a 100% schedular rating. This benefit is called “total disability on the basis of individual unemployability”, (“TDIU”), or sometimes “individual unemployability, ” […]
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.