How To Become A VA Accredited Claims Agent: The Process, Salary, Timeline & Training

For more information on training to become an agent, salary insights and study materials see: http://www.vaclaimsagent.com To become a VA-accredited claims agent, you must go through a formal application process and exam through the VA’s Office of General Counsel (OGC). After an extensive background check, VA claims agent hopefuls take an exam that demonstrates proficient …

Why You Should Get An Accredited VA Representative For Your Claims & Appeals

Congress intended the VA benefits system to be “non-adversarial” and friendly to veterans seeking assistance for hardships resulting from their service to the country. VA’s duty to assist, the benefit of the doubt rule, and the ability to re-file denied claims are examples of a “veteran-friendly” process. For many veterans and dependents, the VA process …

What Is A VA Claim Rating Decision?

Once the VA makes a decision on your claim, they will send you notification in the mail. The notification will also be provided to your appointed representative. The VA may grant any or all of your claim, deny any or all of your claim or any combination thereof. Upon receiving your rating decision, you should …

Did You Know: LCSWs & VA Mental Health DBQs

Did you know that in certain circumstances a LCSW(licensed clinical social worker) can complete a Mental Health DBQ? Here’s what the VA’s M21-1 Adjudication Procedures Manual says about it: “The following credentialed mental health professionals are qualified to perform C&P mental disorder review examinations or examinations in claims for increased evaluations of service-connected (SC) mental …

The Top 5 Most Common VA Disability Claims

Disability claims are on the rise among veterans. Overall, there was an 8% increase in the number of disability claims amongst veterans from 2017 to 2018. Despite the number of disabilities facing former service members, approximately 25% of these claims stem from the following top five most common conditions affecting veterans: Tinnitus Tinnitus refers to …