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VA Pre Discharge Program. December 2008 Pre-Discharge Program Purpose: Provide complete transition assistance to all service members May include all phases.

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1 VA Pre Discharge Program

2 December 2008 Pre-Discharge Program Purpose: Provide complete transition assistance to all service members May include all phases of disability claims processing from receipt of claim through examination and the rating process

3 December 2008 Pre-Discharge Program Types of Pre-Discharge Claims: Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) Quick Start Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES)

4 December 2008 –Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) Claims Servicemember must: Have days remaining in service –Submit a copy of service treatment records (STRs) or health treatment records –Be available at point of separation to undergo VA exam(s)

5 December 2008 QUICK START CLAIMS The Quick Start program serves Service members who do not qualify for BDD because they: Have less than 60 days before separation/retirement Are not available for VA examinations at the point of separation

6 December 2008 Pre-Discharge Program How to apply: Submit VA Form c, Pre- Discharge Compensation Claim, or other applicable forms Provide original or copy of STRs Provide known date of separation or retirement Submit a permanent address, phone number, and address

7 December 2008 Pre-Discharge Program Service members can submit BDD or Quick Start packets anywhere VA accepts claims. This includes: VA Regional Offices Intake sites on military installations VA medical facilities VA claim workshops Veterans Service Organizations

8 December 2008 More information available at:

9 MSC: Jose E Marrero Jr MSC: Starlyn Wilfred Ft Campbell VA Representatives:


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