How Do You File a Veterans Disability Claim?


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There are four different methods for filing a veterans disability claim. The first is submitting the application online using an eBenefits account. Veterans can also submit an application via mail to their VA regional office, apply in person at a VA office or apply with assistance from a VA agent.

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Veterans who apply for VA disability benefits online must have all supporting evidence handy to upload when they submit the application. The claim for benefits must also be a Fully Developed Claim. The eBenefits application does provide the ability to begin the application and return to it at a later date. The date that the application was started is recognized as the date of the claim.

Those looking to apply for veterans disability benefits either in person or via mail can find their nearest VA regional office online using the Facility Locator on the VA's official website. VA agents are also available at regional offices, and they can assist veterans with submitting their applications through the eBenefits platform.

Supporting evidence that is required at the time of application includes discharge or separation papers, medical evidence to support the disability and Service Treatment Records. To submit a fully developed claim, veterans must supply all supporting evidence and required documentation and certify that they have no additional evidence.

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