How Do I File a Disability Claim With the VA?
You may be eligible for disability compensation if you have
a service-related disability and you were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
If you currently have a chronic medical condition that you feel
was caused or made worse because of your service, you may be eligible for
Where Do I
DD-214-----The DD-214 is required in order to file a disability claim (Record
of Discharge or Release from Active Duty) from the Military. If you do not have
this document, our office can obtain one for you.
Service Treatment / Medical Records-----The Service Treatment Records are a chronological record of
your medical treatment while serving in the military. If the medical conditions have persisted after
separation or discharge, and you went to a civilian or VA doctor for follow on
care, a copy of these records will be required as well. These documents will
show the VA that continuity of the medical condition(s) has continued after
military service and are current. All medical records of treatment after military
service should be included in the initial disability claim; our office can
assist you to obtain these records.
Dependents Supporting Documentation-----Supporting documentation for dependents consists of marriage
certificate, divorce decree(s), all of children’s birth certificates, death
certificate. Every document is necessary to ensure that you receive the maximum
amount of benefits from the Veterans Administration that you may be entitled
That I have my need documents what do I do? -----The El Dorado County Department of Veteran Affairs Office
has Veterans Service Representatives fully
accredited with the US Department of Veteran Affairs, ready to assist you
throughout the claim process. We will complete all the necessary forms and file
all appropriate documentation required to file your claim for disability
compensation with the Veteran Administration.