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  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims


    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Almost 19 months, I am happy to say that my claim is finally done. I do want to thank everyone for your help along the way. This forum really helps a lot. I put my claim in April 2012. I received notification Nov 15, 2013. My effective date is March 1, 2013. Here's my question. Why is my claim date not the same as my effective date? Does that mean my back pay will not go back to my claim date? Does my back pay only goes to my effective date? WHY? I don't understand. If my back pay only goes back to March 2013, is there a way to get my back pay to my claim date? It's just not fair, they just took a year out of my claim. It's like they think I submitted my claim this past year? WTH, that year existed of submitting paperwork, going through va hoops and they act like it didn't exist. Please adivse.


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Can you possibly scan and attach the part of the decision here that describes why they gave you the effective date of March 1.2013?

Cover your name and address and C file number before you scan it

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