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Episode 183: VA Claim Effective Date Mistakes: 4 Ways Your Effective Date Could Be Wrong

An effective date is used by VA as a start date for the payment of disability benefits for a claim. In other words, this is the date that a benefit became effective. Sometimes, this is not the earliest possible effective date, and there are several ways to argue for an earlier effective date if you believe you are entitled. Tune in to learn more about effective dates, common VA mistakes, and how to file an appeal.