The Fully Developed Claims (FDC) program is an optional new initiative that offers Veterans and survivors faster decisions from VA on compensation, pension, and survivor benefit claims. Filing an FDC can get them the fastest VA decisions possible on their claims.
Veterans and survivors simply submit all relevant records in their possession, and those records which are easily obtainable, such as private medical records, at the time they make their claim and certify that they have no further evidence to submit. VA can then review and process the claim more quickly.
To learn about important tips to keep in mind when filing an FDC, check out VBA's new video series "Helpful Tips for Filing a Fully Developed Claim" by clicking the images below.
To File a Claim Please Visit Your Local County Veteran Service Office
Please begin by entering your Zip Code and the maximum distance to search for providers.
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