If You Have My Claim, Why Do You Now Need An Intent To File Form?

by Rachel Baker on March 30, 2015

I am so happy to hear this:

Five national veteran’s organizations have filed suit against the Veterans Affairs Department over its move ending informal claims applications and requiring veterans to fill out standardized forms.

I filed a claim on March 9th, and then on the 25th, I got a message on the claim management site that I needed to submit a intent to file form. I haven’t done it yet. Part of me thinks I should wait, the other part thinks this is exactly what one should call Secretary McDonald about – a process that makes no sense and slows down the system.

My question: if you have my claim, and you’ve acknowledge as much via postal and internet communication, why do you now need an intent to file form? Obviously, I’ve already filed and my claim request…I mean, right?

Here’s the Article: Veteran Groups Sue VA for Ending Informal Disability Claims Process

Five national veteran’s organizations have filed suit against the Veterans Affairs Department over its move ending informal claims applications and requiring veterans to fill out standardized forms.

The plaintiffs are The American Legion, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the National Veterans Legal Services Program, AMVETS, and the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Louis Celli, the Legion’s national director of veterans’ affairs and rehabilitation, told Military.com the suit was filed in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on March 20. It was entered into the court docket on Thursday, according to a statement released Friday afternoon by the National Veterans Legal Services Program.

The VA officially ended the informal claims process on March 24.

This article was written by: Rachel Baker – Click to follow on Twitter; or you can follow her at The Crafty Veteran on Bloglovin

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