VA Disability Benefit Claims Decisions Now Available Online
Veterans can now access their disability benefit claim decision notice letters electronically on VA.gov, empowering them to quickly and easily see their disability decisions. Before this option was available, Veterans had to wait for a paper copy of their decision notice to be mailed to them.
While previous iterations of VA.gov allowed veterans to access benefits summary letters, they could not access the full copy of these decision notification letters from their electronic claims folders. This service became available to Veterans on VA.gov on January 17. Since launching, nearly 280,000 decision notice letters have been downloaded.
“Veterans now have access to their benefits decisions anytime, anyplace – right at their fingertips,” said Troy Bouk, attorney at Levin Papantonio Rafferty. “VA disability benefits can also open the door to other federal and state benefits, so quick and easy access to a decision means quicker access to the additional benefits Veterans deserve.”
Obtaining a copy of the decision letter is also a necessary first step in appealing the VA’s decision. To access their decision letters, Veterans can log in to VA.gov and check the status of their claim.
Levin Papantonio Rafferty proudly represents thousands of Veterans from across the country in the 3M Combat Arms Litigation, Camp Lejeune Litigation, Anti-Terrorism Litigation, in addition to helping Veterans get the VA benefits they deserve.