Vet groups are warning veterans about potential new VA benefits regulations. The lawsuit filed over new VA benefits application rules by veterans groups hopes to stop the changes from taking place.
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New VA Benefits application rules could hurt disabled veterans.
Veterans groups such as the American Legion and AMVETS are crying foul over new VA Benefits application rules. The veterans groups believe the new regulations could potentially confuse veterans and will limit access to VA Disability Benefits.
An accusation the veterans groups have made is that the new form requirements will allow VA employees to only consider impairments that are listed on the application. That means that the VA employee may not have to consider an impairment discovered in the veterans file.
Veterans wishing to seek VA Disability Benefits will have to submit a formal application under the new rules. This is a dramatic change from previous Veterans Administration policies. Many believe the new regulations are not favorable to disabled veterans.
How the system worked before the new VA Benefits application rules.
Previously, any documentation a veteran or dependent submitted would have started the VA Benefits claim process. That means any handwritten letter, even only a one line note, would have triggered the beginning of the claims process. The date that the letter was received would have been the effective date that the veteran would have been held to.
The Veterans Administration had very relaxed rules to best serve veterans and their families. Unfortunately, over the years the Veterans Administration has become less veteran-friendly. The new regulations show that the Veterans Administration is trying to tighten up on who is and who is not eligible for VA Disability Benefits.
The VA Benefits system is supposed to be non-adversarial.
The new VA Benefits application rules go against everything that the Veterans Administration stands for. The Veterans Administration is supposed to be a non-adversarial system that protects veterans, not a system that fights them. The Veterans Administration was designed to help disabled veterans get their benefits. Under the new regulations, many feel as though the original intent of the department has been destroyed.
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