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VA Form 21-0966 - Intent To File A Claim


VA Form 21-526EZ -  File A Claim

Disability Service Connection

Secondary Service Connection-Increased

Disability Compensation-Temporary

Total Disability Rating -

 Individual Unemployability -

Compensation under 38 U.S.C. 1151 -

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Specially Adapted Housing/Special

Home Adaptation Automobile 

Allowance/Adaptive Equipment -

Benefits Based on a Veteran's

Seriously Disabled Child


VA Form 21-0958 - NOD

​Notice of Disagreement


VA Form 21-534 EZ

Application for DIC, Death Pension, 

Change of Address


The VA Claims Intake Center - Western Region

Department of Veterans Affairs

PO Box 5235
Janesville, WI  53547-5235
Toll Free FAX Janesville – 844-822-5246


The VA Claims Intake Center - Eastern Region
Department of Veterans Affairs

PO Box 5235
Newnan, GA   30271-0020
Toll Free Fax Newnan – 844-531-7817


File Your Claim On-Line - eBenefits


Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQ's) 

List By DBQ Form Name

​​DBQ Provider Instructions

DBQ FAQs


TDIU Annual - VA Form 4140


VA form 21-686c

Declaration of Status of Dependents


CHAMPVA


My HealtheVet


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Regulations Dot Gov


CFR 38



Veteran Groups Sue VA for Ending Informal Disability Claims Process

Five national veteran's organizations have filed suit against the Veterans Affairs Department over its move ending informal claims applications and requiring veterans to fill out standardized forms.
The plaintiffs are The American Legion, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the National Veterans Legal Services Program, AMVETS, and the Vietnam Veterans of America.


The VAWatchdog continues to support the progress that the VBA is making.

As usual, we disagree with the Veterans Service Organizations (VSO's) who  

oppose the VBA plans to upgrade their electronic capabilities.  We believe that the VSO's

are continuing to guard what was their territory...the filing of claims through their

marginally skilled veterans service officer (vso's) representatives.

These are the same people who objected

to veterans using professional veterans law attorneys. You see, without

their vso representatives, these veterans organizations lose their only tool to recruit

dues paying members. They send out hoards of veterans service officers to

offer you a "free" service, filing your claim. As you sit with the vso, you're encouraged

to purchase a membership in their organization. Once you've signed up

and handed them your money, you won't hear from that vso again. The veterans service

officer you meet in the halls of the VA medical center is no more than a recruiter with

a pointed mission...sign up new veterans.

If you don't join, if the government won't support them with tax

dollars and they can't support their meeting halls, bars and Sunday BBQ's.

This has nothing to do with your future, it's all about feathering their well padded

nest and continuing the government and veteran funded party they've had for 

far too long. Think about it. Did anyone ask you what you think?

This lawsuit is smoke and mirrors designed by people who have no interest in your

future other than as a dues paying member of their clubhouse.

If you don't believe it, try to join their organization by handing them a scrap of paper,

just as they propose that you should be able to apply for benefits. Go ahead. 

Stop by the local bar/hall and give the people you find there a napkin with

the words, "I'm joining your org." on it. 

You'll be required to complete their form.  Ironic? No, just greedy.

Veterans are ​smarter than these groups think.

Let them pad their wallets elsewhere. VBA is forging ahead.


If it's forms you want, try this...

​Join AMVETS    Join American Legion     ​Join VVA

Join NVLSP    Join MOPH





VA fails to drug test majority of hires in 2013: report

The Department of Veterans Affairs failed to administer a drug test to about 70

percent of employees hired in 2013 who were supposed to be tested,

according to an inspector general report released Monday.


Former Hawaii VA Supervisor Circumvented Benefits Claims Policy

A former supervisor at the Honolulu Veterans Affairs regional office acted inappropriately

when he failed to follow proper procedure for processing benefits claims,

according to a new report from the department’s inspector general.


VA Makes Gains in Faster Disability Claims Processing

The federal initiative to provide timely decisions on disability payments to

Veterans has crossed a major milestone in its final sprint to

eliminate the backlog of Veterans’ benefits claims.


Macon widow sues VA for delays in husband’s cancer care

He depended on the Department of Veterans Affairs for his medical care when he was

diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2010 while living in Tennessee.
After a series of delayed treatments and surgeries, McKinley died

Sept. 21, 2013, at age 66, about a year after he and his family moved to Macon.


Major problems still plague VA care

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Congress continue to make changes in the

Veterans Choice Card program, yet major problems such as

low payment rates to physicians, complicated scheduling and

technicalities within the law continue to cause problems for veterans.




Agent Orange Exposure Appears to Double Risk of Invasive Skin Cancer

Even four decades later, veterans exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War have

twice the risk of developing unusually invasive nonmelanotic skin cancers compared

with the general population, according to a recent study.


Veterans Weigh In On Sen. Ernst’s Proposed Legislation

Veterans are hopeful proposed mental health legislation will lead to a change in care.


Local veterans react to Bergdahl charges

News of an Army soldier charged Wednesday with desertion and misbehavior before

the enemy spread like wildfire through local VFW Posts, including Post 8787 in North Austin.


​Philly VA director got $288K ‘relocation’ bonus

​The Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed Wednesday that it paid a senior

manager $288,000 in “relocation payments” when it reassigned her from Washington last year to become director of the agency’s problem-riddled Philadelphia office.


23,000 veterans in La. may lose health care

More than 23,000 Louisiana veterans are in danger of losing access to private doctors

because the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs isn't reimbursing physicians

for their services. It's one of many problems that have come to light

concerning the embattled federal agency.



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VA hospital goes critical

There's no sugarcoating it, the Aurora VA hospital project is a mess: about a billion

dollars over budget and expected to be finished years late - if it gets finished at all.


'Irrefutably unsafe': Hearing to showcase whistleblowers, VA brass

​Former employees of the beleaguered Tomah VA Medical Center say their warnings

of dangerous overmedication of veterans went unheeded for years,

while the VA’s own investigators say they could not find wrongdoing.


Senator Ron Johnson Speaks About Tomah VA Scandal

​Monday, Congress will meet in Wisconsin and hear from people who say the

Tomah Veteran Affairs Medical Center has been over prescribing opioid pain killers.


Whistleblowers, vets' families to have say on Tomah VA

A construction contractor from Stevens Point will relive the "most painful day" of his life —

when his son died at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 


Congressional ire grows over delays, rising costs for VA hospitals​

​Congressional scrutiny is intensifying for Veterans Affairs Department hospital

projects that are costing more and taking longer to build than originally planned.