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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
Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQ's)
Are You Aware That VA Has Changed?
The process of filing a claim is much different than any other time in the past.
You must use the proper form. If you're filing a claim, setting up an appeal, seeking an
increase for an existing benefit or almost any other action with VA, you must use a form.
You should begin to take advantage of the new "Intent To File A Claim" process now.
You can easily establish the effective date of your claim and then take your time (up to one year)
to develop and perfect your claim. It's simple and easy to do.
We disagree with the nattering nabobs of negativity that the new "Intent" process is unfair.
We like it, we recommend you use it. Today.
The simplest way to file a claim is on-line. I know, I know. We were never fans
of the eBenefits system. But, it's improving and the leap to electronic filing has to occur now.
Things change, technology advances. Get over it. Spend the time necessary
to set up your eBenefits and your My HealtheVet accounts. It's a bit of time consuming
work to get the accounts set correctly but then it seems to work well.
We continue to urge veterans to take a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) attitude when you file any claim.
VA is providing what you need electronically. If you're reading this sentence,
you probably have the capability to file your claim in front of you.
Why would you hand over a POA to a stranger?
Going forward, we are confident that VA will continue to make an extraordinarily
high number of errors in deciding your claim. While some claims may move
more smoothly through the process, appealable errors will continue as usual.
You're going to need a doctor and a lawyer to appeal. You need an IMO and you need attorney representation. The VA has become ever more adversarial as
technology improvements are being made. VA has hundreds of lawyers
to fight you and your claim. If you show up without an IMO and a veterans law attorney,
you've gone to a gunfight armed with a knife. Good luck.
We support the changes occurring at the VBA. While we have some concerns,
we're confident that there are positive changes taking place.
One of the highest paid federal employees in the country knew for more than a year
about dangerous levels of Legionella bacteria in drinking water that later caused six
patient deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital, internal VA communications show.
Before Veterans Affairs Department officials make another
promise, House lawmakers want to know how much it's going to cost.
Throughout the month of March Americans around the country honor courageous
women who have made significant contributions to history. In honor of this year’s
Women’s History Month, I’d like to reflect on our nation’s female
military members as they make the transition to becoming veterans.
Now, the VA is trying to take the choice away.
While the Obama administration may have rearranged the deck chairs on the
Titanic, in this case the Department of Veterans Affairs, it is still a sinking disaster.
Nearly out of her mind with worry and grief, Lisa Fagan woke up in the green
chair next to her Marine son’s hospital bed at the Army hospital in
Honolulu where she’d been praying and napping for two days.
A Veterans Affairs investigator told the Senate Thursday he had been aware that
opiates have been over-prescribed at VA medical facilities for at least a dozen years,
though the VA only began addressing the problem in 2012.
Stanley Friedman was shot at. The ship he was on was attacked by enemy bombers.
He saw a landmine blow apart a truck carrying two dozen of his fellow soldiers.
One of them died in his arms. But after he came home from World War II,
he found himself embroiled in another battle -- this time, with the
Veterans Administration, as he tried to get his benefits.
Rubens, who was a senior executive in the D.C. office when
she was tapped in June to take over the troubled Philadelphia branch, received
more than $288,000 in relocation expenses.
"The government shouldn't be in the business of doling out
hundreds of thousands in cash to extremely well-compensated executives
just to move less than three hours down the road," Miller said.
The under secretary of the Army on Wednesday apologized for the military’s
treatment of American service members exposed to chemical weapons in Iraq,
and he announced new steps to provide medical support to those with lingering health
effects and to recognize veterans who had been denied awards.
Veterans are hopeful proposed mental health legislation will lead to a change in care.
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.
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.
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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