The VA disability process can be cumbersome and slow. After all, you are dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs and all their red tape.
Here are some things you can do to make the process go faster for your VA disability claim.
The amount of time it takes to review your VA disability claim depends on:
- The type of claim you filed
- How many injuries or disabilities you claimed and how complex they are
- How long it takes us to collect the evidence needed to decide your claim
What should I do while I wait?
You don’t need to do anything unless we send you a letter asking for more information. If we schedule any exams for you, be sure not to miss them. You can check the status of your claim online. The timeline you see there may vary based on how complex your claim is.
Make sure you file a fully developed claim and provide all the medical evidence you have to support your VA disability claim. Have your Veterans Service Officer review your claim for accuracy before you submit it. Doing this right upfront when you file your claim will make the VA disability process go faster for you.
VA disability compensation (pay) offers a monthly tax-free payment to Veterans who got sick or injured while serving in the military and to Veterans whose service made an existing condition worse. You may qualify for VA disability benefits for physical conditions (like a chronic illness or injury) and mental health conditions (like PTSD) that developed before, during, or after service. Find out how to apply for and manage the Veteran’s disability benefits you’ve earned.