Decision Ready Claims


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Since you last filed a VA disability claim, VA has improved the claim process by launching the Decision Ready Claims (DRC) Program.
When you file a DRC, you can get a decision on your claim in 30 days or less by working with an accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO). Your VSO will help you gather and submit all relevant and required evidence so your claim is ready for VA to make a decision when you submit it.
You can now file a DRC for the following claim types:
  • Direct Service Connection Claims
  • Presumptive Service Connection Claims
  • Secondary Service Connection Claims
  • Increased Disability Claims
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Claims
  • Pre-Discharge Claims
Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to get a faster claim decision. Learn more about the DRC Program, including eligibility requirements, what medical evidence you need to submit, and how to find an accredited VSO at
Thank you for your service!
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Anyone actually use this system yet for a rating increase? The program was originally introduced a few months ago for increases only and now recently expanded to the above listed claim types.

Interested to see if that timeline is actually accurate.


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Funny, I got the same email and came to the forum to find out the "good word" on the same. It's pretty tempting, but I have a ratings reconsideration I plan to use first. This new thing sounds better, but I'm thinking of first going the old route since it's been around a while. Then, afterwards, use this new process to add things they never considered originally.
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