Download A Decision Letter Online | New! 2023
Yes! You can download your VA decision letter online!
Are you looking to download your VA rating decision letter online? If your VA claim closed and your decision letter sent, you can get your VA decision letter online!!!! We have found what we think is either a ‘glitch’ or a feature that no one is presently posting about online.
We are happy to be the first ones to report on how to do this. From our testing, this seems to work in very specific ways and you require a few things:
The purpose of this article is to inform veterans about a new method to access their VA decision letters online, saving time and frustration.
The article explains the process of downloading the VA decision letter from the VA website. It provides step-by-step instructions to follow and information about the eligibility criteria for accessing the decision letters online.
Additionally, the article answers some frequently asked questions related to the process of downloading the VA decision letter online.
The article aims to help veterans understand how to download the VA decision letter online, so they can access their decision letters more quickly and conveniently.
The article provides a step-by-step guide on how to download VA decision letters online through va.gov. It highlights that this method is only applicable to closed new or increase claims on VA.gov, and requires the ability to log in to va.gov and a decision letter to have been created. The article emphasizes that this is a new way to access VA decision letters that may not be widely known, but it is a reliable way to get your decision letter online on the same day as your decision.
How Can I See My VA Decision Letter Online? Step By Step
Step 2: Click “Check Your Claim Or Appeal Status”
Step 3: Identify Which Claim Will Give you access to your decision letters.
Step 4: Click “View Details”
The way you can tell if the claim is a new or increase claim, is the heading will say “Claim for compensation updated on X/Y/Z Date”
You CAN NOT DOWNLOAD your decision letter If you “View Details” of a claim that shows “Higher-level review for disability compensation updated on X/Y/Z date” or “Supplemental claim for disability compensation updated on X/Y/Z date”.
The key is to find a claim that says: Claim for compensation updated on Month, Day, Year”. It should also say something like: “You have a decision letter ready” next to an envelope.
- You can download your VA decision letter online if you have a closed New or Increase Claim on VA.gov, the ability to login to va.gov, and a decision letter has been created.
- To download your decision letter online, you need to login to va.gov, click “Check your claim or appeal status”, identify the closed claim that has a decision letter ready, and click “Get your claim letters”.
- You cannot download VA decision letters on the VA mobile application.
- If you can’t follow the instructions to download your VA rating decision letter online, you can either wait for the mail or call 800-827-1000 and they will email the decision to you.
- The key is to find ANY CLOSED claim that says “Claim for compensation updated on Month, Day, Year” and has an envelope icon next to it indicating that a decision letter is ready.
- You can only access your VA decision letters online through va.gov and not through other online platforms.
- This method is a new way to access VA decision letters that may not be widely known or advertised, but it is a reliable way to get your decision letter online on the same day as your decision.
How do I get my VA rating decision if I can’t follow these instructions?
A: There are several ways to get your VA rating decision letters if you can not get them online with the above instructions:
- Mail: The VA will also send you a paper copy of your rating decision letter through the mail. The letter will be sent to the address you provided to the VA.
- In-person: If you have a VA representative, such as a Veterans Service Officer or a VA-accredited attorney, you can request that they provide you with a copy of your rating decision letter in person.
- Phone: You can call the VA’s toll-free number 800-827-1000 to request a copy of your rating decision letter. The representative will verify your identity and provide you with a copy of your letter over email.
Can I download my VA decision letter using the VA mobile application?
A: Yes, you can now download your VA decision letter using the VA mobile application.
When will my VA decision letter be available for download online?
A: Your VA decision letter will be available for download the day your VA Claim is decided.
What if my decision says it is “deferred”?
A: This means the VA is attempting to further develop your claim due to insufficient evidence. You can read more about this topic on our blog: Top 3 Reasons Your VA Claim Is Deferred 2023
You can get the decision letters online on the same day as your decision!
We have observed that the decision letters come available immediately when a decision has been made, up to including the same day as your decision.
So, go get your decision letters!
If you are denied due to no medical link between your event and your condition, or “lack of nexus” make sure to check out our blog on obtaining nexus letters.