How To Check VA Disability Benefits?

How To Check VA Disability Benefits?

Posted On: Feb 10, 2023

Military veterans are the most precious resource of our nation. They have served our country whenever needed and must be cared for in their hard times. That is why the Department of Veterans Affairs was established in the first place. Here, you’ll know how to check your VA disability benefits!

How Do I Check My VA Disability Benefits Claim? 

To check your VA disability benefits status, you must visit the official VA website. Once you’re there, scroll down that page until you reach the option “check your appeal or claim status.” You’ll be taken to the page having the heading, “What kind of claim and appeal can I track using that tool?” That section will guide you to check your VA disability benefits status. Here you can see various VA claims, including disability benefits and survivors' pension compensation.

Survivors’ pension compensation is typically awarded to the surviving spouse of any service member. Other types of benefits frequently checked are special monthly benefits and burial allowance. That online tool is also used to check the VA healthcare compensation, including the newly rolled out Community Healthcare section, available to every eligible veteran.

Other areas of interest involve education compensation, the GI Bill, and special employment programs, including the Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR & E), which is an incredible boon for every service member struggling with unemployment. This tool is also helpful for checking the status of life insurance, home loans, and pre-need determination of eligibility as it belongs to burial at the VA national cemetery.

How To Use Online Tool To Check Your VA Disability Benefits Status?

To use this tool, you will have to create one of these free accounts: My HealthVet,, and DS Logon. Create a free account by adding your social security number, gender, birth date, and other personal information. 

With a free account, sign in and click on “My VA.” Now click “Track Claims.” From there, you can click the “View Status” option, which will take you to the page with having detailed status report of your disability benefits claim. This section details your status of existing evidence added to the claims procedure, such as lab work, physician testimony, and other documentation.

Remember, some documents may not be immediately present for review if you have faxed or mailed them in. A similar lag time goes for documents you have dropped off in person to the VA employee. Those new documents might take days to submit to your disability claim. 

Certain added documents may be withheld due to some confidentiality agreements. For instance, information about the recent employer may fall under that category.