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You must provide the following to file a Compensation claim:


Original or certified copy of DD Form 214 or equivalent showing General or Honorable Service. (If Other than Honorable then VA has to make a Character of Discharge Decision on your military service.)

Copies of all current relevant private treatment records or Disability Benefits Questionnaires. (http://benefits.va.gov/disabilityexams/). (If you do not have these records but have a current condition diagnosed by a doctor then the name of the doctor and building address for doctor so VA can obtain these records.)

 Active Duty Service Medical Records or Line of Duty Determination if injury was caused while in the reserves

Direct deposit information including account number and bank routing number.

A copy of your Last Rating Decision from the Department of Veteran Affairs, if you are currently Service Connected for Compensation.

 

If you are claiming dependents, you must also provide:


Copy of marriage certificate.

If a veteran or spouse was previously married, a complete history of previous marriage(s) including date and location of each marriage (city and state), name of spouse, how did marriage end (death or divorce), and date and location marriage ended. If possible include documentation of final dissolution of marriage(s).

Copy of birth certificates or final decree(s) of adoption for dependent children.

Social Security numbers of dependents.

  
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You must provide the following to file a Pension claim:


Original or certified copy of DD Form 214 or equivalent with proof of wartime service. Certain VA benefits require wartime service. Under the law, the VA recognizes these periods of war time:

World War II: December 7, 1941, through December 31, 1946.

Korean War: June 27, 1950, through January 31, 1955.

Vietnam War: August 5, 1964 (February 28, 1961, for Veterans who served “in country” before August 5, 1964), through May 7, 1975.

Gulf War: August 2, 1990, through a date to be set. 

Direct deposit information including account number and bank routing number. 

If a veteran is under the age of 65, not in receipt of SSDI, and not in a nursing home, also include copies of recent medical records signed by a physician and showing clinical description of permanent and totally disabled status, diagnosis, and prognosis. 

A listing of all current income and net-worth information such as Social Security benefits, retirement income, and dividends.


If you are claiming dependents, you must also provide:


Copy of marriage certificate. 

If a veteran or spouse was previously married, a complete history of previous marriage(s) including date and location of each marriage (city and state), name of spouse, method of marriage dissolution (death or divorce), and date and location marriage ended. If possible, include documentation of final dissolution of marriage(s). 

Copy of birth certificates or final decree(s) of adoption for dependent children. 

Social Security numbers of dependents.  


If you are claiming aid and attendance or household benefits, you must also provide:


A completed VA Form 21-2680, Examination for Housebound Status of Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance (available on the VA’s website at http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-2680-ARE.pdf

If a veteran is in a nursing home, also provide VA Form 21-0779, Requesting for Nursing Home Information in Connection with Claim for Aid and Attendance (available on the VA’s website at http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-0779-ARE.pdf

If claiming medical expenses from a caregiver or assisted living or nursing home, provide a completed Care Expense Statement

Once ALL materials have been gathered, please call (281) 876-6600

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In order to file a Dependency and Indemnity Compensation claim, you must provide:


Original or certified copy of DD Form 214 or equivalent. 

Copy of Veteran’s Death Certificate. DD Form 1300 or equivalent, if veteran died on active duty. 

A copy of Veterans Rating Decision from the Department of Veteran Affairs, if Veteran was in receipt of Service Connection for Disability Compensation. 

Direct deposit information, account number and bank routing number. 

Copy of marriage certificate to show dependency. 

If a veteran or spouse was previously married, a complete history of previous marriage(s) including date and location of each marriage (city and state), name of spouse, method of marriage dissolution (death or divorce), and date and location marriage ended. 


If you are claiming aid and attendance, or housebound benefits, you must also provide:


A completed VA Form 21-2680, Examination for Housebound Status of Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance (available on the VA’s website at http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-2680-ARE.pdf). 

If a veteran is in a nursing home, also provide VA Form 21-0779, Requesting for Nursing Home Information in Connection with Claim for Aid and Attendance (available on the VA’s website at http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-0779-ARE.pdf). Once ALL materials have been gathered, please call (281) 876-6600 or email@vso.hctx.net to make an appointment.

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Original or certified copy of DD Form 214 or equivalent with proof of wartime service. Certain VA benefits require wartime service. Under the law, the VA recognizes these periods of war time:

World War II: December 7, 1941, through December 31, 1946.

Korean War: June 27, 1950, through January 31, 1955.

Vietnam War: August 5, 1964 (February 28, 1961, for Veterans who served “in country” before August 5, 1964), through May 7, 1975.

Gulf War: August 2, 1990, through a date to be set. 

Direct deposit information including account number and bank routing number. 

A list of all current income and net-worth information such as Social Security benefits, retirement income, and dividends. 

Copy of Veteran’s death certificate. 

Copy of marriage certificate to show dependency. 

If a veteran or spouse was previously married, a complete history of previous marriage(s) including date and location of each marriage (city and state), name of spouse, method of marriage dissolution (death or divorce), and date and location marriage ended. 

If claiming aid and attendance, or housebound benefits, you must also provide the following:


A completed VA Form 21-2680, Examination for Housebound Status of Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance (available on the VA’s website at http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-2680-ARE.pdf). 

If a veteran is in a nursing home, also provide VA Form 21-0779, Requesting for Nursing Home Information in Connection with Claim for Aid and Attendance (available on the VA’s website)


Once ALL materials have been gathered, please call (281) 876-6600

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