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I have never filed for compensation. How do I file a claim for VA disability compensation?

Are you a disabled veteran and wondering how to go about claiming for VA disability compensation? Worry no more. You can claim compensation by going to our website http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp and accessing the compensation forms. You can also download a copy of the claim form at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/. Please indicate the form number ‘526’ for VA Form 21-526, Veterans Application for Compensation and Pension. The form is has several parts and users are advised to ensure they download and complete all of them. Other requirements that must be attached to the form include your discharge papers, military medical records, and current medical evidence. Submit all of your documents to the VA regional office. Ensure your name and claim number (Social Security Number) are included on all documentation submitted. Please visit http://www1.va.gov/directory/guide/division_flsh.asp?isFlash=1&dnum=3 to locate an office in your area. More information regarding the application, payments, and eligibility can be accessed via http://www.vba.va.gov/VBA/

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