Making it Easier for You to Receive Benefits

Faster decisions for your compensation, pension, or Survivor benefit claims

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Putting you in control of your disability claim    

Last month, VA reached a historic low in the disability claims backlog by dipping below 100,000 to 98,535 – and the number of these claims (pending more than 125 days) has come down even further since. This milestone means that VA is processing disability claims faster and more efficiently so that Veterans, their families, and Survivors get the benefits they deserve.     

By participating in the Fully Developed Claims program, Veterans and Survivors can take charge of their claims by submitting all relevant records with their claims at once. The fastest way to receive a decision on your disability claim is by filing an FDC electronically through

Visit VA's website to learn more about filing an electronic Fully Developed Claim and what you can do to get started.
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