Veterans Benefits Claims Information and Consulting Services
PGVA wants every veteran in need of assistance, with filing for benefits, to know we provide 100% free links to all information needed. We strive to educate and empower anyone seeking help in navigating the veterans benefits claims process.
We also understand that even with all of the information at your finger tips, navigating the claims process can feel overwhelming, time consuming, and even confusing at times.
At PGVA our claims consultants are not only veterans, but also have personal experience with the entire claims process from beginning to end. Our trained consultants have previously worked within the Veterans Administration claims department, and have years of combined knowledge you wont find anywhere, other than within the V.A. itself.
PGVA Consulting has been specifically created for guiding veterans and their families through the veterans benefits claims process. We can help with the basics of how to properly fill out necessary forms...to the long term battles that seem to have no end.
Consulting consists of:
*Help in understanding of the VA processes and documents
*Providing the tools to claim benefits
*What's important information and what's not
*Help in understanding the Exam process
*Outcomes and options for all steps
PGVA has created two simple and affordable options for those seeking assistance:
Assistance by email, $30
Assistance by Phone or Video conference, $60 per hour
10 Things you should consider when filing a claim for VA Compensation
Condition(s) that you claim must be chronic; it doesn’t matter if you served in wartime or peacetime.
Call 1-800-827-1000 to “lock in” your date of claim.
Ultimately, it is the veteran’s responsibility to provide all the evidence (excluding federal records). Take this to heart.
Send Any and All Evidence of how the condition(s) occurred; Dates (as close as possible) of when condition(s) happened as well as evidence of a current condition.
If you are claiming presumptive conditions like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for example, send evidence of being in that particular place (ex. Iraq) at a specific time.
Use the right document to file a claim like the VA form 21-526ez and fill it out completely- leave no blanks. The Veteran’s signature is always required. Take your time.
Find your official or certified copy of your discharge documents (DD-214).
Send All you private medical records you want the VA to consider.
When you receive letters from the VA, read them completely. There is important information throughout and in no particular order.
Bonus - The VA prefers original service treatment records (STR’s). If you have these originals, make copies and send in the original STR’s to the VA. This will be a huge time saver. If you dont send them in,the VA will go to every possible department looking for the originals first.
Post 9/11 Veterans Statistics
Post-9/11 Veterans are the youngest cohort of Veterans with a median age of 33 years old. This group was more likely to be nonwhite, to be single, to be uninsured, to have no income and to live in a household receiving food stamps than all other Veterans in 2014. Employed Post-9/11 Veterans were more likely to work in service occupations than their Veteran counterparts. Post-9/11 male Veterans who worked year-round and full-time earned about $5,800 less than other Veterans. This may be because the median age of Post-9/11 male Veterans was 33 years while the median age of other male non-Veterans was 41 years in 2014. As for Post-9/11 women Veterans, the personal income was about $11,000 higher than other women Veterans. This could be attributed to the aging of the other female Veterans and a higher number of females serving in Post-9/11 Era. Within the Post-9/11 Veteran population, women had higher educational attainment but were poorer and more likely to be in a household receiving food stamps than male Veterans in 2014. Post-9/11 male Veterans were more likely to have no health insurance coverage than women Veterans. As for users of VA programs, about 44 percent of Post-9/11 Veterans and 43 percent of all other Veterans used at least one VA benefit or service. The Post-9/11 Veterans used the C&P program more than all other Veterans. More Post-9/11 Veterans had a service connected disability (SCD) than other Veterans; however, these Post-9/11 Veterans used VA health care less than other SCD Veterans.
It is against the law to file a claim for veteran without being an accredited veterans services organization (VSO). PGVA is teaching veterans to understand and file their own claims; to empower them to take their present and futures in their own hands.