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What does that mean for you?

per·ma·nence

The state or quality of lasting or remaining unchanged indefinitely.

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The Alphabet Soup of

Disability Income:

SSDI, LTD and WC
When you can't work, there are

three programs that can help:

Social Security Disability Insurance,

long-term disability and workers'

comp. You may even qualify for more than one, but that can also cause issues.

I am a Veteran
Veterans of the United States Uniformed Services may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

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Disability Benefits
Apply for disability compensation and other benefits for conditions related to your military service.

Health Care Benefits
Apply for VA health care, find out how to access services, and manage your health and benefits online.

Education Benefits
Apply for and manage benefits that help you pay for college and training programs.

Housing Assistance
Find out if you qualify for a VA home loan. If you have a service-connected disability, find out if you qualify for a housing grant to help you live more independently.

Careers and Employment
Find out if you're eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services, get support for your Veteran-owned small business, and access other resources to help build your career skills and find a job.

Life Insurance
Explore VA life insurance options, manage your policy online, and file claims.

Pension Benefits
Apply for monthly pension benefits for wartime Veterans and survivors.

Burials and Memorials
Get help planning a burial or memorial service, and find out how to get survivor and dependent benefits.

Family and Caregiver Benefits
As the family member of a Servicemember or Veteran, find out if you qualify for benefits like health care, VA-backed home loans, life insurance, or money to help pay for college. If you’re caring for a Veteran with disabilities, find out if you can get added support.

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RANDOM Drug Screens 

at your VA Clinic...

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Life Insurance
VA provides Veterans, Servicemembers,

and their families with $1.3 trillion in

insurance coverage each year. VA also

offers a variety of life insurance options

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Military Service Records,

Awards, and Unit Histories: 

A Guide to

Locating Sources

VA Benefits for Your Child
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers several benefits for the children of veterans: 
(1) Education benefits 
(2) Health care CHAMPVA 
(3) Life insurance

(4) Memorial benefits 

Special Compensation

for Assistance with

Activities of Daily Living (SCAADL)

Special Compensation

for Assistance with Activities

of Daily Living (SCAADL) Calculator 

What Are
Activities Of Daily Living

Who are all these people and

what have they done for you today?

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There are 3 Great Lies, it's been said...

1) Of course I'll respect you in the morning, darling.

2) The check is in the mail.

3) Hello, we're from the            ​​and we're here to help you.

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Forms

No Form, No Benefit!


VA Form 21-526EZ

Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection

IncreasedDisability Compensation

Temporary Total Disability Rating
 Individual Unemployability
Compensation under

38 U.S.C. 1151
 Special Monthly Compensation
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​

Add Your Dependents

Declaration of Status of Dependents

TDIU Annual

VA Form 4140

The NPRC

Military Records DD 214

Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs)
Official Personnel Folders (OPF)

Selective Service Records

Deceased Veteran's Claim Files

Individual Deceased Personnel File

Benefits from Other Federal Agencies

A general list of other Federal agencies that

offer benefit programs and resources for

Service members, Veterans, and their families.

Veterans Legal Help Navigator
Welcome to the Veterans Legal Help Navigator. This online tool helps veterans' caseworkers and advocates across the country find the right fit legal help for veterans.

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Since 2005 This Is The Site VA Reads

When They Want To Learn What They've Been Doing​

Explore VA benefits and find out which ones you and

your family may be eligible to receive. It’s easy.

How to Apply
Compensation


There are numerous ways to apply for VA disability benefits depending

on the type of benefit you are seeking:
Online using an eBenefits account
Complete and mail the VA Form 21-526EZ, “Application for Disability Compensation and Related Compensation Benefits,” and submit it with copies of your service treatment records to this address:

Department of Veterans Affairs 
Claims Intake Center
PO Box 4444
Janesville, WI 53547-4444

Or, you can fax it to:
(844) 531-7818 (inside the U.S.)
(248) 524-4260 (outside the U.S.)

Go to a VA regional office and have a VA employee assist you.

To find the VA regional

office nearest you, use the Veterans Affairs National

Facilities Locator or call VA toll free at 1-800-827-1000.
Work with an accredited representative or agent

We also encourage you to become familiar with
 evidence requirements so you

have a complete understanding of not only VA's responsibility, but yours as well.

You're done!  How hard was that?​
You should soon hear from VA that they're working on your claim.
Shortly after you should be scheduled for a C & P exam.
Be patient, once these things happen your claim is being processed.

​​How To File A VA Claim​
You DO NOT need any sort of "VA rep", VSO or anyone else to help you.
If you need help with forms, ask a family member.
You are not allowed to use a lawyer unless you're appealing a denied claim.
Filing a disability benefits claim isn't difficult...you CAN DIY.
Take your time.  Follow the instructions.  Be brief, be precise.
You can file electronically or using mail and fax.

Use The Schedule For Rating Disabilities

to determine what rating you may be eligible for.

You should use the same language that VA uses to describe your illness or injury.

Veterans Benefits

Register for and familiarize yourself with eBenefits.
CAUTION: the eBenefits site doesn't always work well. 
Use it only if you have confidence in your computer skills.
Gather your records for your own use.
If there are civilian medical records, get those yourself. 
Do not rely on VA to get them for you.
If you only have VA medical records, they will be accessible to the raters.
You don't need to gather your VA health records.

Complete VA Form 21-526EZ
Tell VA exactly what you are claiming and tell them 
the rating percentage you believe you've earned.

Fully Developed Claims

What Is a Fully Developed Claim?

The Fully Developed Claims (FDC) program is an optional initiative that offers Veterans and

survivors faster decisions from VA on compensation, pension, and survivor benefit claims.

Veterans and survivors simply submit all relevant records in their possession, and those records

which are easily obtainable, such as private medical records, at the time they make their claim and certify

that they have no further evidence to submit. VA can then review and process the claim more quickly.

Many Types of Claims

There are many types of claims for disability compensation. For example, if you're filing a VA claim for the very first time, you have an original claim. A reopened claimmeans you have new and material evidence and you want VA to reconsider a claim it once denied. There are also new claims, secondary claims, and special claims.

To learn more about which type of claim you may have and the evidence and forms you need with your submission, view the Claims and Evidence page. Your claim must meet all the applicable requirements listed to be considered for the FDC program.

Who Can File an FDC?

Veterans may file an FDC for disability compensation for the following reasons:

An injury, disability, or condition believed to have occurred or been aggravated by military service.
A condition caused or aggravated by an existing service-related condition.

Veterans and their families and survivors may also file pension or dependency and indemnity compensation (survivor) claims at these pages:

File an FDC:
survivor benefits
File an FDC:
pension

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Department of Veterans Affairs

How To File A Veterans Disability Benefit Claim


Once You Complete Your Paperwork
Use certified mail ONLY to mail your

completed forms and evidence to:
The VA Claims Intake Center 
Department of Veterans Affairs
PO Box 4444
Janesville, WI  53547-4444

We also recommend that you fax a complete

copy of everything you mailed to:
Toll Free FAX Janesville – 844-531-7818

Send Your Documents,

Forms & Evidence here...

Use Certified Mail!!!


Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO BOX 4444
JANESVILLE, WI 53547- 4444
Toll Free Fax: 844-531-7818

Regional Loan Center

Contact Information


Vocational Rehabilitation

and Employment

Contact your VARO


Pension Management Centers


Education and Training
Regional Processing Offices

VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.

Find your region here.

How to Use My HealtheVet
My HealtheVet is the VA's Personal Health Record.

It is designed for Veterans, Servicemembers, their caregivers and others. To use My HealtheVet, you will need a computer with Internet access...

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What's your VA up to today?
If you aren't reading the

Federal Register, you may miss it.

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Office of Child Support Enforcement
Income Withholding and Medical Support for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits
Frequently Asked Questions

VA Home Loans and

Housing-Related Assistance
VA Assistance to Veterans Who Are Severely Disabled

​Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities may apply for grants to build an adapted home or install ramps, widen

doors, or make other modifications

to live more independently.

What Additional Benefits
Are YOU Eligible For?

VBA  Derivative Benefits Eligibility​ 
There are additional benefits that you may be eligible for that are based on a favorable decision for a VA benefit and/or based on special circumstances. 
These are known as derivatives.

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British Broadcasting Corporation
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BENEFITS

Disability, Survivors, SSDI,

Dependents, Pension

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Electronic Reading Room

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CHAMPVA

Chicago Tribune

Christian Science Monitor

Choice Program

Billing Issues
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CNN Sources

"Contact Your Representative!!!"
Who are my representatives?

C & P Exams

Everything You Need To Survive

Contact Your Representative
Discharges & Military Records

Daily Caller

Daily Beast

DENIED!!!   How To Appeal

DIC  CHAMPVA

Education For Dependents

(DTRA)
Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Drudge

DIVORCE

Child Support  Alimony

Benefits Garnishment

My HealtheVet Website
ebenefits

The Federal Register

Financial Times

FOX News

Free Beacon

GUNS Weapons   Concealed Carry

NICS     Veterans 2nd Amendment Rights

Gallup

Gulf News

The Guardian

Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

The Hill

HufPo

IMO  IME  DBQs   Nexus Letters

India Times

Infowars

Independent Expert  Medical Opinions

The Jerusalem Post

Limbaugh

Medical Records Review

Marijuana   &  VA  DRUG TESTING & VA

Moscow Times

M21-1 Adjudication Procedures Manual
National Personnel Records Center

New York Times
Mother Jones

National Enquirer

Patient Record Flags

New Outreach for Vets Regarding
Discharges & Military Records.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Pravda

Politico

Project-Syndicate
Records of the Veterans Administration [VA]

Radio Garden

Real Clear Politics

Reuters

Sky

Smoking Gun

Socialist Worker

TIME

The Sun

Talking Points Memo

Truthdig

USA Today

U.S. Medicine
Veterans Benefits Administration
Fact Sheets

The VA App Store

VA urges veterans to be
screened for hepatitis C

VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn
Pit Registry for Veterans and Servicemembers

VA Payment for Emergency Care

The Veterans Law Library

Ventusky Weather Wind Map

Veterans Benefits Administration
Benefit Brochures

Veterans injured by service wait
years for compensation hearings

Vietnam War Resources

vets.gov
va.gov

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World Net Daily
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