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  1. VA Disability Claims Research

    Post veterans compensation claims questions or answer for others. Read and research other veterans compensation claims experiences.


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  2. Entitlement - Veterans Compensation Benefits Claims

    Once you know you are eligible for Veterans Disability Compensation, the question then becomes are you entitled to it by law. This is where to post those questions. it's OK, if you are feeling confused this is not at all unusual it can be a very confusing system. If you were injured in service and have a question about whether you are entitled to file a claim, post it here. Law 38C.F.R.3.4 (a)

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  4. Veterans Compensation & Pension Exams

    Please only post questions regarding Compensation and Pension Exams.

  5. DIC

  6. Denial Letters

    Only scan and place your denial letters in this forum. Ask your questions in VA Claims Research if it doesn't pertain to the denial letter. 

    Please redact your personal identification information. Name, phone number, SSN etc.


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  8. Questions (formerly E-Benefits)

    Please post your questions in this forum.

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  11. Title 38 / 38 CFR   (94,443 visits to this link)

    Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief also called 38 CFR. CFR stands for Code of Federal Regulations.

    Everything Veterans Affairs does with your service connected disability compensation claim, is goverened by law. You may want to bookmark this page as a reference as you proceed with your claim.

    It can be a bit daunting. Just remember the U.S.C. is the law, the C.F.R. is how they interpret the law and last but certainly not least is the V.A. adjudication manuals that is how they apply the law. The section of the law that covers the veterans benefits is Title 38 in the U.S.C. in the C.F.R. is usually written 38 C.F.R. or something similar.

  12. 38 CFR 3 Adjudication   (126,410 visits to this link)

    38CFR3 is the part of the Code of Federal Regulations Title 38 that deals with the adjudication of a veterans compensation claim.

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  14. 38 CFR 4 Schedule for Rating Disabilities   (119,839 visits to this link)

    This part of Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations list specific disabilities and what symptoms or effects equate to what percentage of disability is to be assigned.

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  16. Active Duty MEB/PEB Physical OR Medical Evaluation Forum   (139,635 visits to this link)

    Still on Active Duty? Try this forum MEB/PEB This link will take you to another forum not affiliated in way with It is set up for MEB/PEB questions. Please do come back here for your VA Claims Questions

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  18. Eligibility - Veterans Compensation Benefit Claims

    Questions concerning eligibility for veterans compensation benefits. Eligibility - Veterans Disability Compensation,

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  21. VA Scandals

    Shreddergate and other scandals

    On the 13th of October, 2008, VA Watchdog dot Org broke the story about documents found in shredder bins at the VA's Detroit Regional Office.

    A number of those documents were critical to veterans' disability claims.

    As the story unfolded, VA finally began to release information on the incident and we learned that more than one Regional Office was involved in this shredder scandal.

    The VA's Office of Inspector General (VAOIG) is investigating.

    VA has instituted new guidelines regarding handling of documents.

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  23. Medication – Prescription Drugs-Health Issues

    Looking for folks who are the same medication as you and what they think of it. Exercise, diet ideas. Remember we are not giving professional advice, and you should consult your doctor regarding any and all health issues you may be concerned with.

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  25. Children/Spouse of Agent Orange Veterans

    Forum for information for the dependents of Agent Orange Veterans

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  27. Social Security Disability Questions

    SSDI many of our veterans have gone through the SSDI process as well as the VA Claims process, We are no experts in SSDI however perhaps we can offer some assistance.

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  29. Independent Living Plan (ILP)

    Source: VR&E Independent Living track

    If your service-connected disability limits your ability to perform activities of daily living (like bathing, dressing, accessing the community, and interacting with others) and you can’t return to work right away, you may qualify for independent living services through the Independent Living track.

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    The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) is a comprehensive health care program in which the VA shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries.

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  34. How to's on filing a Claim

    This for instructional purposes to direct you on how to file your claim. When we were in the service they told you when to get up, when to eat, what weapon you were going to use, and where to go. 

    When you got out no one told you how to deal with the VA and how to file for the benefits that you earned by your service. 

    This section of the forum I have been wanting to set up for just this reason

  35. Veterans Benefits State & Federal

    Post your links and information about state and federal benefits available to disabled veterans.

  36. VA Medical Centers Navigating through it

    To assist the veteran by providing assistance in navigating through the Veterans Affairs Medical centers.

  37. VA Training & Fast letters, Directives, Regulations, Other Guidance Documents

    VA Training & Fast letters, Directives, Regulations, Other Guidance Documents

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