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Veterans Disability Compensation

Can I Receive Payments From the DoD and the VA for the Same Disability?

In short, probably not. The two programs usually offset each other. Thus, you may generally only receive benefits from one program. However, for some veterans there are exceptions.The DoD has two special programs designed to provide additional benefits to certain veterans who have lost their DoD Disability Compensation as a result of also receiving VA Disability Compensation: the Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) prog more...

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Disability Claims - Overview of VA Compensation for Veterans

What is disability compensation? Veterans who become disabled due to an injury or disease that began (or worsened) during active military service can claim monetary benefits. The VA calls this "disability compensation." For many folks, that is what they mean by "VA benefits." Of course, there are other VA benefits that are also  important, including the disability pension benefit available on more...

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Fully Developed Claim Incentive

There is a new incentive for veterans to file disability compensation claims as a fully developed claim (FDC): a year or retroactive back pay from your effective date. We explain the eligibility requirements of the incentive and what types of veterans the FDC benefits the most. more...

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How to Appeal a VA Benefits Denial to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC)

This classroom is here to help you through your appeal of the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) decision denying your claim for VA benefits. We hope that this will help you feel more confident about dealing with the legal system.  more...

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Internal VBA Systems Access for Claimant and Appellant Representatives

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) has developed procedures to allow individuals access to VA information systems online. Online access will only be granted for individuals: Accredited by VA's Office of General Counsel (OGC) to represent Veterans as a claims agent, attorney, or employee of a Veterans Service Organization, and Designated by one or more Veterans to represent him or her in pursuing a claim or appeal for VA benefits. more...

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