Thursday, October 6, 2011

How Long Will My VA Disability Claim Take?

One of the questions we are asked most frequently by Veterans is: "How long will my VA Disability Claim take?" It's a very valid question, but unfortunately there is no definite answer. There are a lot of factors that go into the length of time it takes to get your final decision through the VA. Generally we say that it can take anywhere from two to four years for your final decision to come through.

When one hears that, they are obviously going to want to know why this is the case. As I mentioned before, several factors go into deciding how quickly your VA Disability claim processes. One thing that you have to keep in mind is that every case is different. It's possible that a friend of yours received a decision back months before you did. That is common especially if your friend lives in a different state. To put it simply, VA Regional offices in states with a higher population of Veterans have a much higher backlog then those states with a smaller population of Veterans.

To get a better understanding of which states have a higher population of Veterans, take a look at the following map.

The timeline can be very upsetting to most Veterans, and that is why so many of them turn to Jan Dils Attorneys at Law. While we can't speed up your case, we can handle so much for you. We can file appeals on your behalf, reopen claims that have closed, we will research your medical records to find evidence, and of course, we will represent you at hearings. These are just a few of the things we do for Veterans. If you are interested in finding out more, check us out online: or call our office: 1-877-526-3457. 

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