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14 Questions about Veterans 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 when it comes to filing VA Disability Claims.









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JFizzle

Should veterans place the percentage desire as part of the initial claim or let the VA decide?

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Should veterans place the percentage desired as part of an initial claim or let the VA decide? Does specifying the claim to a percentage completey deny the claim if the criteria for the percentage request is not deemed a match? Even if it matches at a lower percentage? Just curious to know if there is any success with that approach?

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JF, as is sometimes the case, it seems some of us missed the part of your original question, "Initial Claim."

Unless the VA SC Claim (paper or E-File) has changed, there really isn't a section for you to ask for a specific SC % Rating. If in your opinion, your Medical Evidence is somewhat vague or less than strongly supportive, completing a VA 21-???? "Statement in Support of Claim" may be beneficial.

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