The RAPID Claims Act goes before the House of Representatives


The RAPID Claims Act passed the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, part of The
Veterans Benefits and Economic Welfare Improvement Act of 2010. If
passed, by the full House of Representatives, it will speed up processing of
veterans' disability claims.

The legislation will allow
veterans to bypass a lengthy claim development period by submitting a complete
claim that needs no further evidence. Additionally, it allows veterans to
notify the Department of Veterans Affairs that a fully developed claim is forthcoming.  If the VA determines the claim is ineligible to
be processed, the VA must notify the veteran what the claim is lacking.

Additionally, the VA must automatically include an appeal form, with all claim
decisions, so veterans who appeal decisions, do not have request the proper
form.

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  1. Rita Files says:

    As an Accredited Claim Agent, I have been using the rapid claim process since late June. The turn around time has been in a word…astounding. I focus mainly on the VA Disability Pension and we are seeing approvals in less than 14 days. Do you have any idea if there are plans to use the FDC process for Surviving Spouse Benefits?

  2. Have not heard anything, but if I do, I will forward all information

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