Waiting to hear the result of a VA disability claim can be eased with a status update. Whether you choose to contact the VA office online or via phone, you can quickly get the status of your claim.Know More
Before contacting VA for a status, make sure you have your claim and account information available.
You can contact the office through the VA website or by calling the office's toll-free telephone number shown on your VA paperwork.
If using the website, you can view the status of your claim after logging into your account. If calling the office, ask the representative for a status update.
The Veterans Affairs website includes a current benefits rate chart that provides rates for each combination of disability percentage and number and type of dependents. According to the website, disability compensation depends on the percentage of disability and number of dependents.Full Answer >
Though exact statistics are not readily available from the VA, the Army gives an automatic 50 percent PTSD rating, regardless of the magnitude of the symptoms. It is likely that the average VA rating is the same or greater, according to TIME Magazine.Full Answer >
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs identified sleep apnea as a disability in 1996, according to the Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America. The condition was then added to the Veterans Affairs Schedule for Rating Disabilities, which establishes guidelines for adjudicating disability claims by veterans.Full Answer >
If a veteran submits his claim within one year of his date of separation, his date of separation is the eligible date for disability back pay. If his claim is submitted after the one-year period, the eligibility date is the first day of the month following the month the claim was received.Full Answer >