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Benefits Delivery at Discharge

Benefits Delivery at Discharge

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Transitioning from the military?
If you are separating from active dutywithin the next 60 to 180 days, BDD can
help you receive VA disability benefts
sooner.
 
Be sure to visit
www.TurboTAP.org
and
www.MilitaryOneSource.com
for 24/7access to helpful pre-separation andtransition guides; employment, education,
and relocation information, benets
checklist; and more.
What you should know
BDD is a time-sensitive process. To receive
your VA disability benets within the goalof 60 days following separation, you
must
 submit your claim 60 to 180 days prior to your release or retirement from active duty. Thistime is needed to complete your medicalexaminations before you leave your point of separation.If you are closer than 60 days to separationfrom service, you can submit a
Quick Start
claim. Call the VA today at
1-800-827-1000
to learn about this process and get started.
Where to get an application
VA Form 21-526 can be downloaded fromthe VA website at
www.va.gov
. An on-lineapplication can also be submitted on that
website using the Veterans Online Application(VONAPP). You may also call VA toll free at
1-800-827-1000
to have a claim form mailedto you.Remember, to fully participate in the BDD
Program, you must submit VA Form 21-526,along with a copy of your service treatmentrecords (or original), and be available to
attend and complete all phases of the VA/DoDmedical separation examination.
How to obtain more information
If you are on a military installation, contact your 
local Transition Assistance Ofce or ACAPCenter (Army only) to schedule appointmentsto attend VA benets briengs and learn howto initiate your claim. You can also call the VA
toll-free number,
1-800-827-1000
.
For general information, explore our website at:
www.va.gov
 
BENEFITSDELIVERY ATDISCHARGE (BDD)
A Joint VA-DoD Initiative
See how you can get started!
VA Pamphlet
21-08-1December 2008
Veterans Benets
Administration
 If you were injured or have a chronic disability
I wantYOU
to fle your VA disability
claim NOW !

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