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March 26, 2021

How to Check VA Claim Status Online: 4 Step Tutorial

Last updated on April 6, 2021

In this short tutorial, I’m going to show you how to check your VA claim status online at VA.gov in just a few clicks.

Let’s face it, the VA claim process can be confusing, but thanks to the new VA.gov website, it is now easier than ever to check your VA claim or appeal status online.

At any time during the process, you can also call 1-800-827-1000, and select the option to speak to a VA representative about the current status of your claim or appeal.

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Check VA Claim Status Online Step #1: Go to VA.gov and click “Sign In” at the top of the page.

Click the Sign In Button at VA.gov

You have three login options and can use your DS Logon, MyHealtheVet Logon, or ID.me.

Click one of the three options to complete the sign-in process to your account.

VA.gov 3 ways to login

Check VA Claim Status Step #2: Scroll Down to the “Disability” Box

Next, scroll down to the “Access and Manage Your VA Benefits and Health Care” section, and then look under the “Disability” box, and click the link called “Check Your Claim or Appeal Status.”

Check VA Claim Status

Check My VA Claim Status Step #3: View “Check Your Claim or Appeal Status”

In this step, you’ll see a list of all open VA claims, appeals, or any other request you’ve made to the VA along with the current status.

Click the “View Details” button to see the detailed status of your claim or appeal.

Check Your VA Claim or Appeal Status Online Tool

VA Claim Status Process Step #4: View VA Claim Status Online

In the final step, you can click “Status” to see the exact step of the VA claim process you’re in.

You can also click the “Files” tab or “Details” tab to see additional information about your claim or appeal.

VA Claim Status Update in VA.gov

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About the Author

Brian Reese
Brian Reese

Brian Reese

Founder & CEO

Brian Reese is VA disability expert, former Air Force captain, and founder of VA Claims Insider – “The Most Trusted Name in Education-Based Resources for Veterans.”

His frustration with the 8-step VA disability claims process led him to create “VA Claims Insider,” which provides U.S. military veterans with tips, strategies, and lessons learned for successfully submitting or re-submitting a winning VA disability compensation claim.

Brian is also the CEO of Military Disability Made Easy, which is the world’s largest free searchable database for all things related to DoD disability and VA disability claims and has served more than 4,600,000 military members and veterans since its founding in 2013.

His eBook, the “9 Secrets Strategies for Winning Your VA Disability Claim” has been downloaded more than 300,000 times in the past three years and is the #1 rated free VA disability claims guide for veterans.

He is a former active duty Air Force officer with extensive experience leading hundreds of individuals and multi-functional teams in challenging international environments, including a combat tour to Afghanistan in 2011 supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

Brian is a Distinguished Graduate of Management from the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO and he holds an MBA from Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business, Stillwater, OK, where he was a National Honor Scholar (Top 1% of Graduate School class).

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