The American Legion's national staff has been working with several VA regional to identify best practices for generating and processing fully developed claims. FDCs require no further documentation from veterans submitting the claims. As a result, decisions are made much faster than traditional claims, which need more development. While the current average processing time for traditional claims is about 260 days (which contributes to the backlog), the average for FDCs is about 114 days. Read more about fully developed claims.
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