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2017 Military Pay Charts
Check out the 2017 US military pay scale charts for all ranks for active duty, as well as Reserve and Guard components.
Proposed Military Pay: Charts
The military is looking at a potential 2.1% pay raise for 2017.
2017 VA Disability Compensation Rates
The following tables show the current VA compensation rates for veterans with a disability rating 10 percent or higher.
Veteran Disability Compensation
Veterans with a service-related disability may qualify for over $3,300 in monthly benefits.
Military Retired Pay Overview
The military retirement system is arguably the best one around, but proper planning is needed to ensure you can retire comfortably
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Claims & Appeals
The Appeals Process Overview
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
The Appeals Process: Step 1
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.
The Appeals Process: Step 2
After receiving an appeal, VA will mail you a Statement of the Case describing the facts, laws, & regulations.
The Appeals Process: Step 3
You can represent yourself or you can choose to be represented by a Veteran's Service Organization or state's veterans department
The Appeals Process: Step 4
Once you have filed your appeal with your local VA office it will be forwarded to the Board of Veterans Appeals.
The Appeals Process: Step 5
If you wish you can request a personal hearing, a meeting between you and a the official who will decide your case.
The Appeals Process: Step 6
The Board will notify you when it gets your appeal from the local VA office. When your turn arrives, your file will be examined
The Appeals Process: Step 7
If you disagree with the Board's final ruling, you can appeal to the Court of Veterans Appeals for Veterans Claims within 120 days
VA Claims and Appeals Preparation
The Appeals Process Checklist
The Appeals Process FAQs
The Appeals Process Glossary