5 Mistakes Veterans Most Often Make When Filing for Disability Benefits

Our military takes care of us, and when they are injured, sick or unable to work, the VA can help take care of them. For a successful benefits claim, here are some mistakes to avoid.

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Since President Biden signed the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act in August 2022, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has already received over 100,000 new disability compensation claims. With more veterans entering the system each day, it’s important that they understand how to approach the filing process with confidence and avoid the mistakes veterans make with disability benefits.

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Brett Buchanan
VA-Accredited Claims Agent, Allsup

Brett Buchanan, a veteran of the U.S. Army, is a VA-accredited claims agent at Allsup and guides veterans through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ disability appeals process.