If you are waiting on a veterans disability decision, it could take quite a while before you learn whether or not the Veterans Administration (VA) will approve your benefits. While you should apply as soon as you can, you will still be eligible for benefits even if it has been several years since you served. These are just a few of the things you will need to keep in mind when filling out your application.
Important Information to Include on Your Application
Although you will not need to have all of your documentation ready when you first submit your application, you will want to include information such as your medical conditions as well as your medical records. It will be vitally important to list all injuries or illnesses for which you are trying to obtain disability compensation. You want to be a specific as you can and also provide your best guess as to the date you started having symptoms.
If you only list the disabilities for which you have either received a doctor’s diagnosis or you have experienced symptoms, this could help speed your claim. The more disabilities you list, the longer it will take the VA to process your claim.
The VA will also require you to provide evidence to support your claim of disability, so make sure you submit as many of your medical records as you can. If you do not have them all handy, however, that will not be a problem. The VA can request them for you.
Getting Help for Your Claim
While it could take months or even years to receive your veterans disability decision, there are some things you might be able to do to speed the process. An attorney with KBG Injury Law can help with your application, making sure everything is in order so you can receive your decision in the fastest time frame possible. Contact us online or call 717-848-3838 to learn more.