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We are believers in Do It Yourself...DIY. We're pretty sure that most veterans will be able to manage their claim best if they DIY. If you managed to get a DD 214 you're smart enough to manage a claim.
If you DIY you don't have to sign a POA, you don't risk signing on with a Veterans Service Officer (VSO) (sometimes called a 'VA rep') who is too busy and you'll have greater control over your records. If you do need help with forms and understanding the process, ask a state or county veterans service officer to help you. These folks are government employees and usually have a good understanding of how the process works. They'll also be able to help you to determine your state benefits...those can add up!
You aren't allowed to use a lawyer unless you're appealing a denied claim but even the very best claims are often denied so there may be a veterans law attorney in your future.
To file a claim you should prepare to present and explain the 3 elements of a well grounded claim. 1) An event or some occurrence that happened while you were active duty, 2) A record of a diagnosis or some form of treatments of the event that caused you injury or illness and 3) an ongoing record of treatments of the named and medically diagnosed disabling conditions have affected you over time. When you file your claim you can do it electronically, print the form and fax it in or print the form and mail it using certified mail, return receipt requested. I don't think one is better than the other, just remember to keep good copies for yourself.
When you make the decision to file a claim, stop what you're doing and file an Intent To File A Claim form right now. That will
set the effective date and now you can take up to a full year to develop and perfect and file your claim.
But don't take that long...get to work.
Once your claim is received in Janesville, you'll be notified of that. Then you'll eventually get notice you're scheduled for a C & P exam that you must attend. Your claim is electronic and may be worked on at any of the VA Regional Offices. You'll more or less be able to see the progress of your claim by following it in your eBenefits account. I say 'more or less' because the eBenefits report isn't as accurate as we'd like it to be with all kinds of lag time delays and update malfunctions. But it's a pretty useful tool if you're patient. You'll need it as you go along so get used to how it functions.
That brings to mind the topic of access to the Internet. You really aren't going to want to do this on your phone. There's a lot of reading and forms and a PC, a laptop or even a pad will be better. You need a reliable and fast connection. Nothing is more frustrating than a dropped connection when filling out a form on the VA site. Public libraries are often the best access you'll find but of course, here we are in 2020 and access may be a challenge.
Whatever it takes...these are your benefits, you earned them...file the claim now!
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Yes, this really works. No, it doesn't ring in the White House. The email address and phone number are staffed by a seemingly serious group of players, many who are veterans, and if you have a legit issue, telling these folks is like bringing in the artillery. Let's prepare for your call or email. Make some notes before you proceed so you don't forget anything. I prefer email since there's no waiting for someone to answer and I can take my time to prepare the story in just the right detail. Be sure to include your DOB, your last 4, contact info...a couple of numbers, your preferred email and such. Describe the problem as briefly as you can. Less is more. Include the necessary components but don't tell your life story. Don't rant. Be polite...military courtesy will get you places that hollering IN ALL CAPS won't. Respect! Don't waste their time with bogus complaints about your feelings being hurt. If you appropriately utilize this service, I'll vouch that this works like a champ. Tell them you read about this at The VAWatchdog Dot Org...they know who we are.
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