IU Backpay question

bcbberry

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I was awarded IU yesterday. I've read different answers so I'm looking for anyone with experience. I filed for IU as soon as I was discharged from AD. This is my first go around and I was approved after waiting 8 months. Will I receive backpay from the date of discharge/filing? I know for ratings it'll backdate to the date of discharge if it's within a year's time of filing a claim but is it the same for IU? I've different answers such as the VA will backdate it to the date of approval not filed. Any insight? Thanks!
 

RonG

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Re: "Will I receive backpay from the date of discharge/filing? I know for ratings it'll backdate to the date of discharge if it's within a year's time of filing a claim but is it the same for IU?"

The effective date will likely be the first day after your discharge date (one is paid for the day of separation/discharge). VA compensation begins to accrue on the first of the month following the month having the effective date. Example: Effective date of 15 June 17 would result in the accrual of VA compensation beginning on 1 Jul 17 and if paid in real time, would have occurred on 1 Aug 17 (for 1-31 Jul).
 

chaplaincharlie

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You can not collect VA compensation during a month in which you receive one or more days DoD pay. Otherwise you VA compensation goes back to the day you filed,
 
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