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23 Nov

If you are still on active duty and thinking about getting out and filing a claim, go through the Benefit Delivery At Discharge or BDD program at your installation.

To qualify you must have between 60 and 180 days left on active duty.

If you don’t and you have no more information, we will wait for 30 days before proceeding for no good reason. It will have attached to it the text of the actual rating decision explaining why we decided what we did.

Even if, during the course of working the claim you do get additional information you can always submit it when you get it. If you think our decision didn’t consider something, didn’t cover a topic, or is wrong, call your representative right away.

Some claims, such as those involving participation in nuclear tests, covert operations, military sexual trauma or other similar circumstances where records may be difficult to locate can and frequently do take longer, sometimes much longer. To meet the challenge of a rapidly growing claims volume, VA has been provided with significant numbers of new staff in the last couple of years.

Their jobs are complex and it takes a while to become fully qualified so if you think we made a mistake, ask you may be right. While there are attorneys who will represent you for a fee, it is rarely necessary to pay to have your claim processed efficiently and successfully.

You should not claim acute disabilities or illnesses you had in service unless they left a residual.

For example, if you got the flu in service and got over it, the claim will be denied.

If that is the case, complete the form and return it immediately.

Dealing with large organizations can be frustrating.

Some things that appear clear and certain to you may not be to others.

If, at a later date, your condition worsens or you age and it interferes with our work, or you decide you want compensation after all you can always contact us.

That way we will examine you and determine your current level of disability.