Benefits

Information on VA benefits, Social Security benefits, how to files claims, and how to appeal denials.

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Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) for Surviving Spouses and Children

Learn about this tax-free monthly benefit paid by the VA to certain eligible survivors of military servicemembers and veterans.

Enactment of the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020

The Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020 was enacted on January 5, 2021. Read how this Act helps Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families protect their rights.
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How Advocates Can Volunteer with The Veterans Consortium's Pro Bono Program

Information about The Veterans Consortium's Pro Bono Program, how to volunteer, and who to contact.
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How to File A VA Claim for Disability Compensation

Learn how to file a VA disability claim by reading these frequently asked questions.
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How to Appeal Your Veterans Benefits Denial to the Court

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Introduction

This classroom is here to help you through your appeal of the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) decision denying your claim for VA benefits. We hope that this will help you feel more confident about dealing with the legal system. 

 

Is this classroom for you?

You may use this classroom if:

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Disability Programs Available to Veterans - VA, DoD and Social Security

Here, we explain the two compensation systems for former military - VA and DoD - as well as Social Security Disability benefits.
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DD Form 214, Discharge Papers and Separation Documents

Read about what a DD 214 is and when you might need it.
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Child Support and Veterans Benefits - FAQs

Questions about what can or can't be done to collect child support from your Veteran's Benefits? This article covers some of the most Frequently Asked Questions on this topic.

How to File a Well-Developed MST Claim

Learn about how to file a well-developed Military Sexual Assault claim with the VA
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Discharge Conditions: How to Request Review

The reason for your discharge and the “character” of that discharge are very important in deciding if you (and/or your dependents) are eligible for military and veteran benefits as a result of military service. Learn how to request a review.