sltaylor posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research ForumI filed for disability benefits in Jan/13. Went for c&p exam Dec/14. Was awarded benefits at 40% in Feb./15 with back pay only dating back to Jan/13. I have fellow vets and battle buddies telling me I can file for back pay for the same injuries incurred in 03 in Iraq. Is this true? The reason for the gap between separation and filing is simply because I did not know I could file for VA disability benefits until a school VA rep told me so in 2012. I just want to know if compensation is still owed me and how do I go about obtaining it. The DAV in Indiana helped me file the first time.