NVLSP -- http://www.nvlsp.org/ -- "is a nonprofit veterans service organization
staffed by attorneys with more than three decades of experience helping
veterans obtain the VA disability benefits they deserve, at no cost."
"This questionnaire was developed to help veterans
and their advocates identify the VA disability benefits to which they
may be entitled. Survey questions enable users to determine the specific
disability benefits claims that should be filed with the VA."
"Note that the questionnaire covers claims for
service connection and non-service-connected pension benefits only. It will not
assist veterans with claims for an increase in disability ratings the
VA has already assigned for disabilities connected to military service;
benefits based on claims previously filed with the VA; or benefits for
disabilities that are the result of VA health care, VA vocational
rehabilitation or participation in a VA Compensated Work Therapy
"After completing the questionnaire, we recommend
that veterans discuss the results with a knowledgeable advocate who can
provide guidance about the necessary forms and evidence needed to win
identified benefits for which the veteran should apply. Before
beginning, please consider the following:
- We expect this survey will take 10-20 minutes.
- For best results, have basic information available
about your military service (DD Form 214) and your medical conditions.
- Have copies of any prior VA decisions or VA communications
- To protect your privacy, the application store data. Therefore, we recommend that you use the email or print option at the end of the survey to obtain
a copy of your results."
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