According to a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) press release on February 23, 2023, Veterans that are applying for disability benefits can now see their claim decisions on VA.gov, instead of waiting for a mailed copy to be delivered.
Prior to this change, veterans could access benefits summary letters on VA.gov, but they could not see the full copy of their decision notification letters in their electronic claims folders.
The service became available on January 17, 2023, and since launching, over 280,000 decision notice letters have been downloaded.
“Veterans now have access to their benefits decisions anytime, anyplace – right at their fingertips,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough. “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.”
The VA hopes the new electronic option will reduce calls to the National Call Centers, freeing up call center respondents to answer other questions and requests from veterans and their families.
To access their decision letters, Veterans can log into VA.gov and check the status of their claim. You can visit VA News for more information regarding this change.
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If you do get denied, you can always file again if you have the necessary medical documents and nexus that support your claims. Don’t lose hope–especially when it comes to fighting for the benefits you deserve!
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