Department of Veterans Affairs Reduces Paperwork Burden for Veterans Receiving Benefits

According to an article at stripes.com, veterans received some good news recently when the VA decided to no longer require veterans to complete the annual Eligibility Verification Report.  This report had required veterans to annually complete a form and submit a set of supporting documents to ensure that they did not lose their benefits.  Instead, the VA will now use information from the IRS and Social Security Administration to confirm a veteran’s ongoing eligibility for benefits.

The VA also has indicated that this move will allow them to shift about 100 members of their staff to other areas.  This shift should help reduce the accumulated backlog of VA claims.  This would be good news for veterans since they would no longer encounter as much delay while they wait for a decision after applying for benefits.

What if I have more questions about my VA claim?

I understand you want your VA claim to be done as quickly as possible. But remember the ultimate goal – to win your VA disability compensation claim.

You may eventually get there on your own, but it may be after a series of decisions by the Regional Office and Board of Veterans Appeals. Sometimes claims are appealed and remanded several times, which can cause a claim to drag on for years. If you are interested in avoiding unnecessary delay in your claim and want to do everything you can to maximize your chances of success, it is probably a good idea for you to consult with an accredited veterans disability attorney.

We would be happy to talk to you. If you would like a free consultation with our Perkins Studdard veterans disability attorneys just click here or give us a call to begin the process.

Travis Studdard is an attorney who focuses on representing veterans in VA disability compensation claims.  He regularly writes about issues that are important to veterans and their families.
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