The VA has introduced a new shortened application form 21-257EZ in lieu of the 21-526 application.
This new form is less complex, overwhelming, and intimidating. Therefore, Veterans who pick up the form, should not be overwhelmed, and give up, as they have done in the past.
Additionally, the VA is addressing the processing of applications. In the past, Veterans could wait over a year for a decision. However, a Veteran can utilize a new procedure called the Fully Developed Claims (Form 21-527EZ). Consequently, the VA’s objective is to process claims within ninety (90) days. But, the form must be fully completed, when filed. Therefore, all information regarding discharge, medical and financial records must be provided, with the application. So the VA only has to acquire the Veteran’s federal records, to process the claim.
Hopefully, this new method will help Veterans defray the costs of bridging loans, family member loans, etc. to get the help they deserve quicker.
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Hopefully, this new method will help Veterans defray the costs of bridging loans, family member loans, etc. to get the help they deserve quicker.Tags: 21-527EZ, Aid and Attendance, Fully Developed Claims, VA, VA application, veterans, Veterans Benefits