Ways for Veterans to Appeal Their Disability Status

The Department of Defense‘s Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR) serves as a means for veterans to appeal their cases with the possibility of modifying their assigned rating or disability retirement status.  (Read more:  http://bit.ly/2iw0SuZ) .  If vets disagree with the decision Veterans Affairs (VA) made on their disability compensation claim, the first step is to formally tell VA that they  disagree.  Vets can seek assistance from their local Veterans Service Organization (VSO), sit down with a representative at their local VA office, or call …

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How to Successfully File a VA Compensation Claim

By providing a more complete picture of your situation to the rating team when you file your VA compensation claim application, you not only make it easier for the raters to find your information and process your claim, but you also increase your chances of having your claim granted. Although it will take a little more effort on your part, it can pay off with faster VA processing, and will increase your chances of a successful claim the first time.  Getting the free assistance of …

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Pending Legislation for Modernization of the VA Appeals Process

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is working with other Veteran Service Organizations to have the Senate and the House bring to the floor and pass legislation that would modernize the Veterans Affairs disability appeals process.  The goal is to have Congress pass the bill and send it to the President for his signature before the end of the year.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2fmLjTW

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Email Alert – 22 MAY 2014: High Value of Veteran Service Organization Assistance in Seeking VA Disability

After nearly a three-year struggle, a National Service Officer of a Veterans Service Organization (VSO) helps a combat veteran receive deserved full benefits.

A key factor was receiving help from a VSO National Service Officer when things bogged down in the challenging Veterans Administration disability application process.

Read the article on pages 5 and 6:  https://www.dav.org/wp-content/uploads/magazine_201403.pdf

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Email Alert – 18 NOV 2013: The Value of Veterans Service Organization (VSO) Service Officers

Email Alert – 18 NOV 2013: The Value of Veterans Service Organization (VSO) Service Officers

An earlier VAM Email Alert linked to a newspaper article about a vet who serves as a benefits officer in a state Department of Veterans Services.  Among key points he made in the article regarding veterans seeking disability benefits is this one:  don’t try to navigate the Veterans Administration (VA) by yourself.  Veterans Service Officers know how the VA works.  Use them.

If you think you may qualify for a VA disability benefit, a key step is to get help in the claims process, as the vet mentioned in …

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