VA says “Don’t Miss Out on BACKPAY!” | Intent to File | VA Disability & Pension | theSITREP

In this episode of theSITREP, Paul and Jim discuss VA’s desire to remind Veterans and Dependents to complete their VA claims for VA Disability and VA Pension before the deadline. Over 300K Veterans and Dependents have submitted an Intent to File, but not completed their claim. VA says, "don’t miss out on what you’ve earned and deserve. Submit your claim as soon as possible." For additional information and to see which benefits you or your family may qualify, visit the web links below.

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00:00:00 Introduction
00:00:32 Intent to File VA Form 21-0966
00:00:53 Extra Backpay for VA Claims
00:01:22 Complete Your VA Claim and Get Your Benefits
00:01:38 Five Facts about Submitting VA Claim After Intent to File
00:02:07 300,000 Veterans and Dependents Have Unfinished VA Claims
00:02:19 Submitting a VA Claim is FREE
00:02:26 Don’t be Scammed With Your VA Claim
00:02:38 How to Get Help with VA Claim
00:02:51 Closing Remarks

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is comprised of three different administrations:

(1) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) – Provides health care at 1,298 facilities, including 171 hospitals and 1,113 outpatient clinics, serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.

(2) Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) – Provides a variety of benefits and services for Service Members, Veterans, and their families including compensation, pension and fiduciary, insurance, education, loan guaranty, vocational rehabilitation and employment, and more.

(3) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) – Provides burial space for Veterans and their eligible family members, and maintains national cemeteries as national shrines, sacred to the honor and memory of those interred or memorialized there.

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