Benefits

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

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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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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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The Stateside Legal Advocate Tool Kit

 

 

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Discharge Conditions: How to Request Review

The “character” and reason for your discharge are very important in deciding if you (and/or your dependents) are eligible for military and veteran benefits. Learn how to request a review.
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DD Form 214, Discharge Papers and Separation Documents

Read what a DD 214 is and when you might need it.
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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.
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TRICARE - Health Care for Service Members and Others

Learn about TRICARE, who is eligible, the options available, and how much it could cost.
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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 that denied 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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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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VA Disability Compensation and Divorce: Facts and Fallacies

Frequently asked questions for advocates regarding VA disability compensation and how the courts address it in divorce, family support, garnishment and military pension division.