Eligible Veterans Enjoy Expedited Disability Claims Processing
As of March 17, 2014, veterans meeting certain criteria now qualify for expedited disability claims processing. In order to be eligible, a veteran must be receiving official VA service-related benefits and have a 100% “Permanent and Total” VA disability rating. However, veterans meeting the 100% “Permanent and Total” criterion but who are receiving non-service related pension benefits are not eligible for expedited processing.
In order to apply, veterans must submit a VA Notification Letter confirming their 100% “Permanent and Total” disability designation. All levels of the claims process will be expedited for eligible veterans.
It is important to note that eligibility for expedited claims processing does not guarantee claim approval. Veterans who qualify for expedited processing must still meet the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) entitlement criteria to receive disability benefits.