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.
Five days after filing, the status of a Social Security disability claim can be checked through the Social Security website. In order to check your status, submit your Social Security number and the confirmation code you were given when your application was submitted.Full Answer >
The Veterans Administration rates disabilities on a scale of 0 to 100, increasing in 10 percent increments based on medical evidence a veteran submits with his claim. A physician at a Veterans Affairs facility or a private physician using a disability benefits questionnaire is able to provide evidence.Full Answer >
Veterans who receive VA compensation for a disability incurred during service and surviving spouses of veterans who die during service are exempt from the VA funding fee. This includes disabled veterans who receive retirement or active duty pay and spouses of veterans who later die of a service-related disability.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 >