Filing an Initial Claim

Filing an Initial Claim: Helpful Tips for Completing VA Form 21-526EZ VA Form 21–526EZ Initial claims for disability compensation claims should be completed using VA Form 21-526EZ. This form can also be used when applying for an increased rating in service-connected disabilities in which the appeal period has expired. Pages 1-8 of…

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Camp Lejeune – VA Benefits

(If you are looking for information regarding the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, please see our previous post about it here.) Camp Lejeune - VA Benefits Apply for Benefits Today History of Camp Lejeune Named after General John A. Lejeune who was an early proponent of the amphibious assault plan utilized…

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2023 VA Disability Rates

VA Disability Rates 2023 COLA The 2023 Cost of living adjustments (COLA) will be applied starting December 1, 2022. This increase is the largest in 40 years and is a jump to 8.7%. COLA is directly taken from that of the Social Security Administration. To learn more about the cost of living…

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The PACT Act – FAQ

General PACT Act FAQ's What does it mean to have a presumptive condition that is considered covered by the PACT Act? It means that if you have a medical condition that is now presumptive due to the PACT Act, you do not need to prove your medical condition is related to service.…

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The PACT Act – Eligible Survivors for DIC Benefits

Eligible survivors who previously filed for DIC benefits The PACT Act became law on August 10, 2022, by President Biden. The PACT Act is a comprehensive set of regulations that entitle more Veterans to presumptive disability benefits and healthcare. The PACT Act includes many new conditions that are now presumptive. These presumptions are…

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The PACT Act – Post 9/11 Updates

Signed into law by President Biden on August 10, 2022, the PACT Act is a comprehensive set of newly passed regulations that will entitle more Veterans to presumptive disability benefits and healthcare. The PACT Act has made the following locations presumptive for toxic substance exposure for Veterans who performed active military, naval,…

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