The VA office recently came out with the option for a Decision Ready Claim which you can find our other blog post about here. Now, the VA is expanding the DRC to include more types of claims.
The VA office is working on expanding their program in order to provide faster service to their Veterans. As well as attempting to make service digital.
With the new expansion, now surviving spouses can file for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation. Transitioning out of service members are able available to file a pre-discharge claim within 90 days of leaving the military.
The promise with a DRC is that Veterans will receive a decision within 30 days of the VA having the claim. The other qualification with this claim is that Veterans must go through a Veteran Service Organization. By doing this, claims can be immediately processed.
While there are more options now for a DRC claim, that may not be the best option.
According to Brian Reese, founder of VA Claims Insider, he believes the Decision Ready Claims (DRC) process is nothing more than another failed attempt by the VA to “appear” faster. But faster doesn’t always mean better–especially not for a veteran’s VA disability claim. Brian Reese states, “VA disability claims get denied for two reasons: (1) Not enough medical evidence and/or (2) No clear “Nexus” to prove service-connection. The DRC process shifts the burden of proof (medical evidence) completely on the veteran, and that isn’t always a good thing, which could result in a faster claim decision, but a lower rating or more denials for veterans.”
He believes that submitting a Fully Developed Claim (FDC) is still the best option for most Veterans to get the claim they deserve.
By filling an FDC, you are able to have our experts file the whole claim for you. To receive this benefit, follow this link to join the VA Claims Insider Elite group!