How to file a V.A. Claim Follow these VA claim steps
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COLUMBUS, GA. — You have served your country well, now you have needs. Have you applied for help and been turned down? Now it’s time to call AMVETS and see how we can help.
If you’re thinking of filing a claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs for disability compensation, here are three simple steps to follow that will facilitate the process. Think of them as the Three Cs — consult, collect and contact.
VA claim steps
Step 1: Consult With Your National Service Officer. Or local AMVETS Post
Talk with your National Service Officer Bobby Rand (404) 929-5346 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org about the condition for which you are considering filing a claim. If, as a result of your discussion with the NSO, the claim appears warranted, go to:
Step 2: Collect Documentation.
Gather the following documents to support your claim:
- Service medical records
- Private physician’s records
- Applicable photographs
- DD Form 214
- Marriage certificate
- Birth certificates of children
- Copies of dependents’ Social Security cards
After assembling these records and forms, Go to VA claim steps #3
Step 3: Contact Your NSO, Again.
Discuss with the service officer your findings and what more, if anything, needs to be done to document your claim.
Planning on transitioning from military life to the civilian world?
AMVETS is here to help. We provide a number of resources and informational materials to point transitioning service members in the right direction. Transition Assistance
Greavu-Blackman AMVETS Post 9 staff can assist you with almost any issue.
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