How Do You Check the Status of a VA Disability Claim?


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You can check the status of a VA disability claim by logging into your eBenefits account, clicking the Compensation tab and selecting Compensation & Pension Claims Status. You can also call the VA Benefits phone number listed on the official website and follow the instructions as prompted.

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How Do You Check the Status of a VA Disability Claim?
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You can also check the status of your VA disability claim by choosing the Contact VA option on the official website and filling out the Ask a Question form. If you are not an eBenefits account holder, you can register at the eBenefits registration page.

All claims go through an eight-step process after filing. First, the VA receives the claim, which then goes under review. The VA determines during the review process how much additional evidence, if any, the claimant needs to provide. From there, the VA gathers and reviews all of the necessary evidence. That review may also prompt the VA to determine that more evidence is needed, and the VA then reaches out to the claimant for more information.

Once the representative reviewing a case has recommended a decision, the VA prepares the documents needed to advise the claimant of the decision, reviews the decision and makes a final award approval. The VA then mails the entire claim decision packet to the claimant.

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