VA Benefits

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How to Appeal Your Veterans Benefits Denial to the Court

Introduction

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. 

Is this classroom for you?

You may use this classroom if:

  • You are a veteran, and
  • You want to appeal your BVA denial for VA benefits

OR

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Was your MST-Related VA Benefit Claim Denied? Learn about Special Review Process

How to get your previously denied VA Compensation claim reviewed.

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Child Support and Veterans Benefits - Q and A

Questions about what can or can't be done to collect child support from your Veteran's Benefits? This article covers some of the most common Q&A's on this topic.
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Disability Programs Available to Veterans - VA, DoD and Social Security

Are you a veteran with a disability wondering about what benefit to apply for? This can be a confusing puzzle. Here, we explain the two compensation systems for former military - VA and DoD - as well as Social Security Disability benefits. And we explain how these different benefit programs interact with each other.
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VA Benefits Quick Screening Guide

Use this screener to find out if you might be entitled to pension, disability or DIC (Dependency and Indemnity Compensation) benefits from the VA.
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DD Form 214, Discharge Papers and Separation Documents

A Certificate of Release or Report of Separation is generally issued when a service member performs active duty or at least 90 consecutive days of active duty training. It is used to prove military service for benefits, retirement, employment, and membership in veterans' organizations.

VA "Fully Developed Claim" process

Incentive program: VA offers a year's worth of retroactive compensation for filing a successful fully developed claim.

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How to File A VA Claim for Disability Compensation

Updated in March 2015 to reflect the VA's improved e-filing process.
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Cómo: apelar el rechazo de sus beneficios de veterano ante el Tribunal de Apelaciones para las Reclamaciones de Veteranos de los Estados Unidos

Elpropósito de este salón de clases es ayudarlo con su proceso de apelación de una resolución de la Junta de Apelaciones de Veteranos (BVA) que rechaza su reclamación de beneficios del VA. Esperamos que esto lo haga sentirse más seguro sobre cómo lidiar con el sistema legal.

¿Es este salón de clases para usted?

Puede usar este salón de clases si:

  • Usted es veterano, y
  • Desea apelar un rechazo de la BVA sobre sus beneficios del VA

O BIEN

VA Pension Cheat Sheet

A cheat sheet to quickly figure out if a veteran is eligble for VA Pension