VA Disability Claim Documentation


Documents that May Help Support a VA Disability Claim

  • DD Form 214 (Issued at Separation)

  • Service medical records (outpatient), dental records, entrance and separation examination reports.

  • Inpatient hospitalization records (private or military)

  • Personnel File

  • Line of Duty (LOD) Investigation Reports

  • Overseas or Temporary Duty (travel) Orders

Separating personnel should ensure that all of the information (including awards, overseas time, campaigns, RE code, etc.) on the DD 214 is correct before signing.  Uncorrected errors may cause problems in the future when applying for VA and other benefits.