Fully Developed Claims
- Step 1: Log on to eBenefits.va.gov. Click “Apply for Benefits”.
- Step 2: Tell us about your Federal/State records:
- Step 3: Gather non-Federal records (as applicable):
- Step 4: Choose Your Type of Claim:
- Step 5: Upload the documents:
- 1 How do I upload documents to my VA claim?
- 2 What is Va direct upload?
- 3 How do I submit my medical records to the VA?
- 4 How do I add to my VA disability claim?
- 5 How do I submit VA forms online?
- 6 Where do I send Va evidence?
- 7 Why would I get a letter from the VA evidence Intake Center?
- 8 What does the evidence intake center do?
- 9 How do I apply for veterans survivor benefits?
- 10 Can the VA access civilian medical records?
- 11 Can you file a VA claim without medical records?
- 12 How do I organize my VA medical records?
- 13 How can I increase my disability benefits?
- 14 How do I increase my VA disability on my back?
- 15 How do I get the most out of my VA disability claim?
How do I upload documents to my VA claim?
How do I upload documents to my VA claim?
- Scan all of the documents.
- Under the “Upload Documents” tab, select “Manage Files”.
- Upload the documents.
- If you have an appointed Veterans Service Officer, your representative will be able to check your claim and make sure you have all the required documents.
What is Va direct upload?
Direct Upload is a secure and fast way to submit Veterans’ claims and supporting material to VA’s Intake Center. Date of submission becomes the official VA date of Receipt. Immediate email notification of the submission. Full historical reporting is available for all submissions.
How do I submit my medical records to the VA?
Transfer Records to Veterans Affairs
- View and download your health records on the TOL Patient Portal. This only applies to health records that aren’t classified as sensitive.
- Fill out and submit a Form SF 180, Request Pertaining to Military Records.
- Submit a request in-person at your nearest military hospital or clinic.
How do I add to my VA disability claim?
How do I add a dependent to my benefits?
- Download VA Form 21-674 (PDF)
- You’ll need to fill out and submit a Statement of Dependency of Parent(s) (VA Form 21P-509) by mail. Download VA Form 21P-509 (PDF)
- You can work with an accredited Veterans Service Officer (VSO).
How do I submit VA forms online?
The best way to file for Veteran Readiness and Employment services is to apply online at va.gov/careers-employment. To submit a paper application, download and complete a VA Form 28-1900, “Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation” and mail it to your local regional office.
Where do I send Va evidence?
You can mail evidence to them at PO Box 5235, Newnan, GA, 30271-0020. You can fax information to them at 844-531-7818.
Why would I get a letter from the VA evidence Intake Center?
If you receive a letter from the VA asking you to attend a VA examination for the purpose of evaluating your disability rating, this likely means the VA has decided the medical evidence on file does not support a continuation of your benefits at their current rate.
What does the evidence intake center do?
Overview of the Evidence Intake Center (EIC) Veterans send any claims- or appeals-related documents, including evidence and initial disability compensation applications, to this location in order for them to be scanned and saved in the electronic Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS).
How do I apply for veterans survivor benefits?
How do I apply for Survivors Pension? To complete an application, use VA Form 21P-534EZ “Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits”, and mail or fax it to the VA Pension Management Center (PVMC) that serves your state.
Can the VA access civilian medical records?
Yes, the VA will share all the medical information it has on you with private doctors. This may even include details on medical treatment you received while on active duty.
Can you file a VA claim without medical records?
If veterans do not have service personnel records or service medical records related to their in-service event, injury, or illness, they may consider submitting other forms of competent and credible evidence, such as lay testimony.
How do I organize my VA medical records?
Organize your medical records chronologically by condition. If submitting a paper claim, paper clip all the records for each condition together and label the pile for the condition. Then put the piles in the order you listed the conditions on the claim.
How can I increase my disability benefits?
Your SSDI benefits are calculated based on an average of your highest earnings years, so there is likely no way to increase your rate without returning to work. Even then, you would have to earn more than in one of years currently being used to calculate your benefit rate in order to increase your rate.
How do I increase my VA disability on my back?
Talk to Us About Your Claim: (866)232-5777 The major difference in the thoracolumbar condition that can increase the rating from 40% to 50% is whether the spine is frozen in a condition that is favorable or unfavorable. A favorable position means that your spine is frozen in an upright, or neutral position.
How do I get the most out of my VA disability claim?
Tips on How to Obtain VA Benefits
- Understand what’s required for the claim.
- Don’t claim un-winnable conditions.
- Be proactive.
- Use the correct forms.
- Get military records.
- Send in evidence with the claim.
- Show up to VA exams.
- Know what the VA exam is about.