The Pre-Discharge Program for Disability Compensation

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The Pre-Discharge Program is a joint VA and DOD program that let you file a claim for disability compensation up to 180 days prior to separation or retirement from active duty or full time National Guard or Reserve duty (Titles 10 and 32).

The VA says that people who use the Pre-Discharge program can expect to receive a decision on their claim within one day of their separation, and their first payment within 90 days of separation.

For more information see our the Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) Program page.

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