There have been an additional 68 forms added to the veterans’ disability application process that are expected to help decrease the evaluation time for new disability claims.
These new disability benefits questionnaires are reports of specific medical details that can help give accurate and targeted evidence regarding a veteran’s disabling conditions. With more standardized, easily processed records the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hopes to speed up the evaluation process and decrease the current claims backlog.
With the addition of these new forms, 71 documents may now be necessary to show medical proof for a veterans’ disability claim, depending on the claimant’s medical conditions. These forms may be filled out by a veterans’ private physician or a VA health provider, but the costs of private physician’s services for the exam and forms will not be covered by the VA.
The amount of paperwork involved in a disability rating for veterans’ disability benefits can be overwhelming. A single error in your documentation could delay your claim approval for months, or even result in a wrongful denial. Working with a professional veteran’s disability attorney can help you avoid the risk of losing out on compensation that you need to medically cover you.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from LaVan & Neidenberg is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-888-234-5758.