disability back pay is the money owed to a veteran from their claim’s
effective date to the day they started receiving benefits. Due to a
significant backlog of claims, the VA may take years to award
benefits. The longer the Veterans Administration takes to decide a
claim, the more you’ll receive in back pay.
Is an Effective Date?
claim’s effective date is the day the VA uses to start payments.
Effective dates are granted based on the date claims are received or
the date on which entitlement arose. Though it’s rare for benefits to
be granted before one of these dates, exceptions do exist.
Increases, Reductions, and Staged Effective Dates
requesting an increased disability rating, the claim’s effective date
will be the date it’s received by the VA. If proof, such as a CPE
exam’s results, shows that your condition got worse before the claim
was submitted, the claim’s effective date will be as reflected by the
Much Back Pay Will I Receive?
level of back pay you’ll receive depends on your claim’s effective
date and your VA disability rating. As previously mentioned, the
effective date is the date you made a claim or the date your
entitlement arose. The higher your disability rating, the more back
pay you’ll get. The VA sometimes assigns the wrong effective date,
and if you think they owe you more money, veterans’
benefits lawyers in Ohio
may be able to help.
Our Attorney for a No-Obligation Case Evaluation
firm’s attorneys are available to assist with determining whether the
Veterans Administration has given benefits based on the right
effective date. If your claim has been denied or if you don’t agree
with the VA’s decision, our veterans’ benefits lawyers in Ohio can
help. Fill out our online contact form or call us at the Jackson
& MacNichol Law Offices