Can Disabled Veterans Get Social Security Disability?

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Disabled veterans may qualify for both Social Security disability benefits and veterans disability compensation. If you meet the separate requirements of each type of benefit, you can receive both payments. There are some circumstances in which one might offset the other, but it can be beneficial to apply for both. For a more in-depth discussion […]

What is the VA claims folder?

Your claims folder (aka “cfile”) at the VA contains all of the documents related to your claim for compensation and/or pension. The VA has recently completed the process of converting from paper files to electronic files, so your claim may have some documents that were in a physical file folder that are now scanned in […]

Can I Appeal a Denied VA Claim?

When a decision is made in your claim, you will receive a Ratings Decision. If your claim has been granted, the decision will assign a rating for your condition. If the claim is denied, or if you disagree with the rating that is assigned then you must file an appeal within 1 year. There are […]

When Should I File for VA benefits?

If you believe that you may qualify for VA benefits and you have never filed a claim before, you need to file a claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs as soon as possible. In many cases, the benefits you receive will be paid back to the date that the claim is filed. This means […]

Where Do I Find My VA File Number?

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A VA file number is assigned when you file a claim for VA benefits (usually compensation). If you have never filed for any benefits from the VA then you will not have a number.

What Is the VA Benefits Direct Deposit Schedule?

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The VA benefits direct deposit schedule determines when you will receive your VA benefit check. If you have just been approved for VA benefits then you will get your first regular monthly payment on the first of the next month.  The VA pays benefits a month behind, just like Social Security pays disability benefits a […]

TDIU for Disabled Veterans – Can I Qualify?

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TDIU for disabled veterans is a benefit for veterans who are unable to work due to their service-connected conditions. As a veteran with one or more service-connected disabilities, you are eligible to apply for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Through this application, you will also be considered for TDIU, or Total […]

How do I file a Veterans Benefits claim for PTSD?

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If you are filing a claim for PTSD, you also need to complete VA form 21-0781 to submit with your application for VA compensation. This form requires detailed information about the event(s) that you believe led to your PTSD. You should give as much information as you can remember. Many times the VA will need […]

Can Veterans Work While Applying for VA Benefits?

When I talk with Veterans who are applying for compensation benefits, they often want to know if working while applying for VA benefits will hurt their chances of being approved. For most Veterans the answer is usually pretty simple – if you are not receiving a non-service connected pension, Social Security benefits and you are […]