hello all, this is my first post, but i read these forums. I was wondering if the Va goes back to date in which your disability began, or date entitlement arose, for deciding the retro pay amount? i Know they usually go back to the date of the receipt of the claim, as I've read, but I've also read that they could go back to the date entitlement arose. I'm not applying within 1 year of my discharge and the date of receipt of the claim is later, but I' still wondering if there's a possibility that they would choose the date entitlement arose as the effective date, and what conditions would make this possible. I have also been unemployable since 2012 and was wondering if they might choose that date or if there were any cases in which they chose the date in which you were certifiably unemployable. Another question I have is do they go back to the latest adjustment of COST OF LIVING(COLA) for the date of your retro? I've read that somewhere that they might.