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[no_toc]The following is the index with links to the various Training and Fast Letters plus a few miscellaneous. These letters are not necessarily in the original formatting. I have tried to present them in an easy-to-read form instead of some forms as originally presented. Some of the paragraphs were WAAAAYYY too long. lol – Member fanaticbooks
Something to be aware….Some of these letters may be rescinded, outdated, or otherwise no longer viable. I have still included them because sometimes they provide additional insight or just plain more information than the newest version.
Use them wisely.
The oldest letters will display at the bottom with the latest letters displayed at the top, all in sequential numbers.
Coding of the letters…
FL = Fast Letter
TL = Training Letter
First two numbers = last two digits of year of origin

Training Letters

  • TL 10-07 Adjudicating Total Disability on Indiv. Unmploy. (TDIU)
  • TL 10-06 Adjudicating Herbicide Exposure, U.S. Navy/Coast Guard, Vietnam
  • TL 10-04 (NEHMER) Re-adjudication of Claims for Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD), Parkinson‟s Disease (PD), Hairy Cell Leukemia (HCL) and other Chronic B-cell Leukemias, and other Diseases Under NEHMER (June 14, 2010)
  • TL 10-03 Environmental Hazards in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Military Installations (April 26, 2010)
  • TL 10-01 Adjudicating Claims Based on Service in the Gulf War and Southwest Asia (February 4, 2010)
  • TL 09-01 Evaluating Residuals of Traumatic Brain Injury under Revised Criteria (Currenhttps://community.hadit.comt as of 25 MAR 2010)
  • TL 07-04 Medical Consequences of Diving (July 5, 2007)
  • TL 07-01 Total Disability Ratings Based on Individual Unemployability (IU)
  • TL 02-04 Training letter on intervertebral disc syndrome (October 24, 2002)
  • TL 00-07 Cardiovascular disabilities (July 17, 2000)
  • TL 00-06 Training letter on diabetes mellitus and its complications (July 17, 2000)

Fast Letters

  • FL 10-46 Processing Awards Involving Voluntary Separation Pay (October 28, 2010)
  • FL 10-42 Guidance on Rating Dental Conditions (October 12, 2010)
  • FL 10-39 Adding Dependents Without Claims Folder Review (Sept. 15, 2010)
  • FL 10-35 Modifying the Development Process in Claims for Hearing Loss and/or Tinnitus (Sept. 2, 2010)
  • FL10-34 Disability Benefits Questionnaires — They pertain to the disabilities related to herbicide exposure that are part of the proposed Agent Orange regulation: Ischemic Heart Disease, Hairy Cell Leukemia and other B-cell Leukemias, and Parkinson’s Disease. (Sept. 2, 2010)
  • FL 10-32 Removal of Certain Co-Signature Requirements and Ordering Specialist Examinations (September 1, 2010)
  • FL 10-30 Substitution of Party in Case of Claimant’s Death (August 10, 2010)
  • FL 10-26 Revisions to 38 C.F.R. § 3.317 to clarify the Meaning of “Medically Unexplained Chronic Multi-system Illness” Related to Gulf War and Southwest Asia Service (July 21, 2010)
  • FL 10-25 Corroborating Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Using DD Form 2910, Victim Reporting Preference Statement, or Similar Forms (July 15, 2010)
  • FL 10-24E1 Pre-Discharge Program Form applicable to any and all conditions claimed prior to your release from active duty. (companion to FL 10-24)
  • FL 10-24 Updated Pre-Discharge Veterans Claims Assistance Act (VCAA) Notification in view of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) Decision in Vazquez-Flores and Schultz v. Shinseki (June 29, 2010)
  • FL 10-22 Fully Developed Claim Program — Fully Developed Claim (FDC) Program to process claims meeting FDC Criteria within a 90-day timeframe (June 15, 2010)
  • FL 10-04 Final rule: Presumptive Service Connection for Former Prisoners of War (FPOWs) (January 11, 2010)
  • FL 10-02 Implementation of Board of Veterans’ Appeals Decisions (January 6, 2010)
  • FL 09-52 Verification of Participation in “Special Operations” Incidents (December 9, 2009)
  • FL 09-50 Procedures for handling disability claims based on herbicide exposure for hairy cell and other B-cell leukemias, Parkinson’s disease, and ischemic heart disease. (November 19, 2009)
  • FL 09-33 Special Monthly Compensation at the Statutory Housebound Rate (July 22, 2009)
  • FL 09-27 Final rule: Presumptive Service Connection for AL Amyloidosis (June 5, 2009)
  • FL 09-25 Special Monthly Compensation at the “k” Level for Eligible Women Veterans (June 4, 2009)
  • FL 09-21E2 Enclosure Two – Summary of Regulatory Amendments (companion to FL 09-21)
  • FL 09-21 38 C.F.R. Parts 1, 14, 19 and 20 Accreditation of Agents and Attorneys; Agent and Attorney Fees; Final Rule (May 13, 2009)
  • FL 09-20 Developing for Evidence of Herbicide Exposure in Haas-Related Claims from Veterans with Thailand Service during the Vietnam Era (May 6, 2009)
  • FL 09-17 Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Claims (March 27, 2009)
  • FL 09-10E1 Enclosure 1 — Changes in the Eye Rating Schedule (companion to FL 09-10)
  • FL 09-10 Final Rule: Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Eye (February 13, 2009)
  • FL 09-09 Re-adjudication of Claims for AL Amyloidosis (ALA) and Other Diseases Under Nehmer (February 12, 2009)
  • FL 09-07 Haas v. Peake — This letter contains guidance for adjudicating cases affected by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decision in the case of Haas v Peake. (February 6, 2009)
  • FL 09-06 Appeals Resource Centers (January 29, 2009)
  • FL 09-05 New Notice and Development Paragraphs for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Claims. (January 27, 2009)
  • FL 08-41 Special Temporary Procedures in Response to October 2008 Records Incident Purpose (November 14, 2008) (Concerning Shredding)
  • FL 08-38 Survivor Benefits Claims Consolidation Procedures (November 3, 2008)
  • FL 08-36 Final Rule: Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Evaluation of Residuals of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) (October 24, 2008)
  • FL 08-34 Revised Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Worksheet (October 10, 2008)
  • FL 08-33 Updated Audio Compensation and Pension Examination Worksheet (October 10, 2008)
  • FL 08-31 Interim Final Rule: Presumption of Service Connection for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Rescinds Fast Letter 01-100, Call Up and Identification of Cases of Gulf War Veterans with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)/Lou Gehrig’s Disease, dated December 19, 2001. (October 7, 2008)
  • FL 08-26 Vazquez-Flores v. Peake and New Veterans Claims Assistance Act (VCAA) Notification Requirements (Sept. 16, 2008)
  • FL 08-23 Pension Consolidation Procedures (July 22, 2008)
  • FL 08-20 Benefits Delivery at Discharge Expansion and Pre-Discharge Claims Consolidation (July 2, 2008)
  • FL 08-12 Overview of Changes in Evaluation of Visual Impairment Made by Public Law 110-157, the Dr. James Allen Veteran Vision Equity Act of 2007 (May 14, 2008)
  • FL 08-10 Update on Disability Examination Worksheets — Audio, Genitourinary, and the new TBI disability examination worksheets (April 17, 2008)
  • FL 08-08 Additional Guidance on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), (April 7, 2008)
  • FL 07-27 Claims from veterans who served aboard the USS Ingersoll (DD652), (December 28, 2007)
  • FL 07-07 Final Rule: Accrued Benefits (March 29, 2007)
  • FL 07-10 Revised Disability Examination Worksheets–Revised disability examination worksheets for Audio; Ear Disease; Hand, Thumb and Fingers; Feet; Mental Disorders; Eating Disorders; Esophagus and Hiatal Hernia; Intestines; and Stomach, Duodenum, and Peritoneal Adhesions (April 24, 2007)
  • FL 07-06 Overview of changes made to title 38, United States Code, by the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 (Pub. L. No. 109-461) (March 27, 2007)
  • FL 07-01 Claims Processing for Military Retirees Entitled to Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) and/or Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay (CRDP) (January 22, 2007)
  • FL 06-28 Hartness v. Nicholson–This letter contains guidance for adjudicating special monthly pension (SMP) cases where the veteran is 65 years of age or older. (December 22, 2006)
  • FL 06-25 Clarification of DeLuca Guidelines for Compensation and Pension Examiners (November 29, 2006)
  • FL 05-08 Handling PTSD claims based on stressors experienced during service in the Marine Corps. (June 7, 2005)
  • FL 04-13 Relationship Between Immunization with Jet Injectors and Hepatitis C Infection as it Relates to Service Connection (June 29, 2004)

VHA Directives

VHA DIRECTIVE 2010-045 Introduction Of Disability Benefit Questionnaires (Dbqs) To Support The Compensation And Pension (C&P) Process (October 1, 2010)
VHA Directive 2006-013 Qualifications for Examiners Performing Compensation and Pension (C&P) Mental Disorder Examinations (March 7, 2006)


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