Most Popular Benefits Articles

  • Department of Veterans Affairs
    2016 VA Disability Compensation Rates
    Military.com
    The following tables show the 2016 VA compensation rates for veterans with a disability rating 10 percent or higher. (Effective...
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    State Veteran's Benefits
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    Everyone knows about the federal benefits available to veterans, but did you know many states also offer great benefits to thei...
  • Military Pay Charts
    2016 Military Pay Charts
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    President Obama signed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act which includes a 1.3 percent increase in military pay for 20...
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    SCRA: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Overview
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    The Servicemember's Civil Relief Act (SCRA) expanded and improved the former Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act (SSCRA). T...
  • Marine retirement
    The Military Retirement System
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    If you are considering making the military a career — or you have already made that decision, and just want to know more about ...

Claims & Appeals

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

The VA Claims Appeals Process

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    The Appeals Process: Step 1
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    The first step in the appeal process is for a claimant to file a written appeal with the local VA regional office or medical ce...
  • In this Jan. 29, 2014, file photo, parts of more than 1,000 summeries of sex-crime cases involving U.S. military personnel stationed in Japan. (AP photo)
    The Appeals Process: Step 2
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    After receiving the appeal, the VA will mail the claimant a Statement of the Case describing what facts, laws and regulations w...
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    The Appeals Process: Step 3
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    You can represent yourself in your appeal if you wish, but most people who appeal obtain representation. You can choose to be r...
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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 (BVA). Your V...
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    The Appeals Process: Step 5
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    If you wish, you can also have a personal hearing. A personal hearing is a meeting between you (and your legal representative, ...
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    The Appeals Process: Step 6
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    The Board will notify you when it receives your appeal from the local VA office. When the docket number for your appeal is reac...
  • 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 U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals for Veterans Claims. Normal...
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