When Is My Disability Claim Effective Date?

Once the VA determines that you are service-connected for a disability, the VA must then assign your disability claim effective date. The effective date is very important because it determines the date at which you begin to receive VA pay. Often, a veteran files a...

Earlier Effective Dates

Generally speaking, there are four different ways you can get an earlier effective date for VA disability benefits compensation claims. The general rule for effective dates is the date the VA received the claim, or the date that entitlement arose, whichever is later....