Most Popular Benefits Articles

  • Department of Veterans Affairs
    2016 VA Disability Compensation Rates
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    The following tables show the current VA compensation rates for veterans with a disability rating 10 percent or higher.
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    State Veteran's Benefits
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    Every state and territory offers benefits for veterans and their families. See our details, updated for 2016!
  • Military Pay Charts
    2016 Military Pay Charts
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    Check out the 2016 US military pay scale charts for all ranks for active duty, as well as Reserve and Guard components.
  • Airman helping service member with paperwork
    Proposed Military Pay Charts for 2017
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    The House has proposed a 2.1 percent increase in military pay for 2017. The White House is pushing for 1.6 percent.
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    The Military Retirement System
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    The following is a summary of what you need to know regarding Military Retirement pay benefits.

Claims & Appeals

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    The Appeals Process Overview
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    Was your recent VA disability compensation award not enough? Have you been denied VA education, pensions, or health care benefits?

The VA Claims Appeals Process

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    The Appeals Process: Step 1
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    The 1st step in the appeal process is to file a written appeal with the local VA office or medical center that made the decision.
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    The Appeals Process: Step 2
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    After receiving an appeal, VA will mail you a Statement of the Case describing the facts, laws, & regulations.
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    The Appeals Process: Step 3
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    You can represent yourself or you can choose to be represented by a Veteran's Service Organization or state's veterans department
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    The Appeals Process: Step 4
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    Once you have filed your appeal with your local VA office it will be forwarded to the Board of Veterans Appeals.
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    The Appeals Process: Step 5
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    If you wish you can request a personal hearing, a meeting between you and a the official who will decide your case.
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    The Appeals Process: Step 6
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    The Board will notify you when it gets your appeal from the local VA office. When your turn arrives, your file will be examined
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
    The Appeals Process: Step 7
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    If you disagree with the Board's final ruling, you can appeal to the Court of Veterans Appeals for Veterans Claims within 120 days
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