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Are there any risks to using the Fully Developed Claims program?

皇家棋牌No. Filing a fully developed claim won’t affect the attention we give to your claim or the benefits you’re entitled to receive.

皇家棋牌If we determine that we need other non-federal records to make a decision on your claim, we’ll simply remove the claim from the Fully Developed Claims program and process it as a standard claim.

Once you start your fully developed claim, you’ll have up to 1 year to complete it. If we approve your claim, you’ll be paid back to the day you started it.

What should the evidence show to support my disability claim?

This depends on the type of claim you’re filing.

See what evidence is needed for different types of claims

Can VA help me gather evidence?

皇家棋牌Yes. We can help you through the Fully Developed Claims program.

We’ll:

  • Request your military service records (with your permission), and
  • Request relevant Social Security benefits information and medical records that you identify and authorize us to get from a federal facility, like a VA medical center, and
  • Schedule a health exam for you or get a medical opinion from a health care provider if we decide we need it for your claim

Note:皇家棋牌 Even though we’ll gather federal records (like your DD214 or VA medical records) on your behalf, we encourage you to submit these if you have them to save time in the process.

When should I turn in my evidence?

To submit your claim through the Fully Developed Claims program, you’ll need to turn in the information and evidence at the same time as you file your claim. If you turn in more information or evidence after you send in your fully developed claim, we’ll remove your claim from the FDC program and process it as a standard claim.

If we decide your claim before 1 year from the date we receive the claim, you’ll have the rest of that 1-year period to turn in additional information or evidence to support your claim.

How do I turn in my information and evidence?

皇家棋牌You’ll need to upload all medical evidence or supporting documents at the end of the disability compensation form.

You can start your online application right now, or find out how to file a claim by mail, in person, or with the help of a trained professional.
Find out how to file a claim for disability compensation

Should I work with a Veterans service officer (VSO) to file my claim?

You don’t have to, but we encourage you to work with an accredited VSO. These trained professionals can help you file your claim and gather the needed medical records and evidence.
Find out how to get help filing your claim

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