Thinking of filing for VA disability compensation? You can now get your VA claim decision within 30 days. Make sure you file it through the new Decision Ready Claim (DRC) Program. With DRC, you can get a decision in 30 days or less.
Work with an accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO) to determine if the DRC Program is right for you and your claim. Your VSO can help you gather and submit all relevant and required evidence. This will make sure your claim is ready for VA to make a decision when you submit it.
If you plan to file any of the following types of VA claims, work with your VSO to file them as a DRC:
- Direct Service Connection Claims: Claims for a disability that was caused by or during your service.
- Presumptive Service Connection Claims: Claims for a disability that VA automatically presumes to be service-connected. This is based on unique conditions or situations you experienced during your service.
- Secondary Service Connection Claims: Claims for a disability that you have as a result of another service-connected disability.
- Increased Disability Claims: Claims for a disability you have a VA rating for that has gotten worse.
Not planning to file a VA claim soon? That’s fine, just help us spread the word to other service members or their families.
The VA DRC Program also now accepts Pre-Discharge claims for Service members about to transition to civilian life.
Learn more about the VA DRC Program at https://www.benefits.va. gov/compensation/drc.asp.